Category Archives: Bonsai News

“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.

Akio Kondo at BIB Club Meeting

B.I.B. members are spoiled! Since Boon belongs to a very famous bonsai clan in Japan, we now have Koku Fu winners as part of our club program every year. Here you see Akio on his knees checking out one of Jim G. juniper bonsai.

Whenever we have a program like this, Boon asks club members to bring trees in for critique, a bit of cutback, and styling. Club members don’t mind having Koku Fu winners “tweaking” their bonsai for free.

Akio BIB Club Meeting

Grafted a Bonsai 13 Years Ago

Akio Kondo has arrived from Japan – and Boon took him on the road with him. Their first stop was at Tom K. The fun part of this stop is that the tree below was originally grafted by Akio 13 years ago. Today it has shimpaku foliage. But 13 years ago it was completely California Juniper. It was one of those weepy califiornias that never would “tighten” up it’s foliage – so it was a fitting candidate.

Shimpaku on California Juniper