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New Bonsai Training Video

The new bonsai video dedicated to the training of scale junipers was just released a few days ago. Here is the link to the new DVD and other training videos: http://bonsaiboon.com/pages/shopping.html

Bay Island Bonsai 2012 Bonsai Exhibit

January 14-15, 2012

Bay Island Bonsai:  Annual Bonsai Exhibit.  Oakland Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. (New Location, Again!) Auction on Saturday, with preview at Noon and auction at 1 PM.  Guided tours of the exhibit
both Saturday and Sunday.  Benefit Drawing (need not be present to win).
Vendor sales, Club sales, Educational bonsai material for sale.  Hours: 10AM – 4PM Saturday and Sunday. Entry to exhibit is free, donations accepted.

For more information: (510) 919-5042

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Journey of a California Juniper Bonsai

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The Journey continues for James’ bonsai. In 2009  he did the first primary work as seen in this picture (from an older post on this site) Now after a years of growth and a bit more work on the jins, … Continue reading

Boon’s New Bonsai Work Shop

You are looking at the very first work shop taking place in Boon’s new place. The lighting is great. The space is larger. It is still a bit new looking, but great bonsai and teaching will be taking place here. That is a given.

Intensive students who, in a week, will be winging their way across North America have something to look forward to. This is definitely a “step up”.

You will only miss one thing. Jai no longer lies right in front of the entrance. He tends to stay closer to Boon. But you’ll get used to it.

John Graduates from Bonsai Intensive Program

John is now the 12th student to graduate from across North America. He has been working to make a Western Juniper into a bonsai. The material below had no work except that it had been repotted once.

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So, next came the bending.

Jonh  bent juniper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All this actually happened last time John came out to California. So this time the styling started.

John working on Juniper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is John and his completed project. Well, not completed, but the first complete styling is finished. Now the filling out and the refinement can start. But when you look at the first picture – and the last picture – you can see that John can do bonsai.John and the frist styling of juniper

Bonsai Winner Is Being Repotted

Here is Peter T. with is his prize winning tree (Midori Bonsai Club Show two posts down). It was hight time for repotting, because a tree well taken care of puts out lots of roots.

bonsai roots Peterpeter with bonsai

The picture below shows a good job of placing branches. When you go to bonsai shows, you can learn a lot about the skill of the artist by looking that the branch placements from below. Peter bonsai branches

“Best in Show” at Midori Bonsai Club

California Juniper PT 2009This last weekend at the Midori Bonsai Show (California), Peter Tea took “Best in Show” with this California Juniper.

Here is the same bonsai in 2004 – using the other side: http://bonsaiboon.com/bib/bib2004/content/Img2004_01_11_115109_large.html

The tree has definitely matured as a bonsai.