Fresno Bonsai Society Spring Exhibit   3 comments

Each year the Japanese Garden in Fresno hosts a Spring Festival with vendors and the Bonsai Societies bonsai for display. The first thing I did when I got there was place the April Fool stump mounted bonsai on the Demo table with a sign. The resident demo person was not thrilled with my pick of the demo material.

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This year I decided to put together an Educational Table explaining what it is we do with these trees in the selection process and how we start to choose branches and put on those first few wires to get the whole process started.

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From left to right the display started with superior stock and went to average stock.

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This is Dr. Mike Saul working on a juniper at the entrance to the exhibit being interviewed by the Fresno Bee newspaper.

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A look at the vendors at the show. Everything from mounted silk paintings , watercolors and Asian themed jewelry.

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Before I show some of the trees, let us take a look around the park. Enjoy the scenry.

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Ok, here are the trees. This is only a small sampleing of the trees since this is an outdoor exhibit and the trees have no backdrops. The trees are sometimes very hard to discearn in a photo with all the green behind the trees blocking details.

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This is a really old Keppler stand from around 1999. Austrailian lace wood.

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3 responses to “Fresno Bonsai Society Spring Exhibit

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  1. As always, Al, you provided a spectacular story and images. Thank you.
    Mike Saul

  2. Thanks so much Al for the great story and pics. It’s great to see the gardens in Spring colours of mainly green as the time we visited was in early Autumn a few years ago. It’s a magical place, and through your pics, I felt like I was there…..
    cheers mate

  3. nice job!

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