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.Western Juniper before working
during wiring – almost finished (photo by Lucy Judd)
after an hour of work
I heard that you saw George Shoptaw and Gerry Fields at the show. They left me in San Jose!
Thank you for posting. I love the Western junipers; this one reminds me of the feeling of Boon’s Ben Oki winning Sierra juniper.
Yes, they were there. I said hello and ask where was Peter? Sorry, we missed you there.
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.
I have a before pic of the Sun. demo. Sorry no after. 😦