I want to congratulate Tom Knoblauch. He won the best of show at PNBC in Washington. It is the Japanese white pine below. This tree was also in the first national show in Rochester, NY. The picture is from our 2008 B.I.B. bonsai exhibit. Today it is much improved and more refined.
As part of the greater B.I.B. Bonsai Boon family, Tom is a graduate of the three year Intensive Program.
One of the greatest satisfactions I get is when students and friends do well. Like Tom , many students are now becoming leaders in their communities. They are beginning to teach – and they show great trees.
Again, congratulations Tom. This is why I teach.