Boon’s Demonstration in Sacramento on May 2nd and 3rd, 2009

Along with being the sensei of Bay Island Bonsai, Boon is also the Sensei of Sacramento bonsai club.  Since the previous sensei, Mas Imazumi, passed away, Boon has been the demonstrator at their annual bonsai show every year on the first weekend of May. Here is an example of very simple bonsai material and its first styling. This is a Western juniper, and properly treated, it can become nicely ramified.may-6-2009-108Western Juniper before working

sbc-show-2009-061during wiring – almost finished (photo by Lucy Judd)

may-6-2009-110after an hour of work


7 responses to “Boon’s Demonstration in Sacramento on May 2nd and 3rd, 2009

  1. I heard that you saw George Shoptaw and Gerry Fields at the show. They left me in San Jose!

  2. Thank you for posting. I love the Western junipers; this one reminds me of the feeling of Boon’s Ben Oki winning Sierra juniper.

  3. Peter,
    Yes, they were there. I said hello and ask where was Peter? Sorry, we missed you there.


  4. Yes, it has the same blue/green foliage. I am looking forward to the day when the foliage fills in and the apex gets integrated with the lower foliage. It also has a much more intertesting life-life than can be seen in the picture.

  5. zen wa isoge

    I have a before pic of the Sun. demo. Sorry no after. 😦

  6. I’m curious, Watching you reucde the root-ball looked very indiscriminate. I understand that root pruning should focus on removing the larger tap root and larger branch roots, while trying to preserve the young feeder roots. You in essence cut 2/3rds of the root ball with no real discretion. How is this tree? Did it survive?

  7. From Administrator
    Apologies for a very late response.
    Boon at Bonsai Boon receives about 7-15 bonsai questions a day – including weekends and holidays from people all over – just over 1,000 questiones per year. He feels bad that he cannot answere all questions he receives. He can actually answer very few. He wishes he could do more