New! Boon is giving a workshop during the bonsai exhibit

If you want to look at the workshop-trees that have been chosen for the workshop in January 2016, click on the tab above called, “Show Workshop”

Rose as a Bonsai

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Time passes both for us and our bonsai. If we do it right we will all grown cragged, older and with a lot of character, a lot like this rose bonsai. And the older our backs get, the easier it is to like this rose.

Don’t forget our show in January, Martin Luther King Weekend.

Bonsai Born in the USA

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January 18-19, 2014 will be different. Boon asked his club members to only show bonsai started in the Unites states for our 15 year anniversary show. That means bonsai mostly started in California. He felt that as a club, we could put on a really good show with only locally produced bonsai. It is a bit of a statement about what can be done locally with some good bonsai education.

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Members were exited about this kind of anniversary show until they thought about Shohin bonsai. Most great Shohin were imports in the past. But Boon said, “Don’t worry. I have confidence in this club. We will have a quality Shohin section.” (I guess all of you who show up will be the judge of that.)

Oakland Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave.  Oakland, California. Open 10 AM – 4 PM;  Saturday and Sunday.

Sierra Juniper Bonsai

This is Rick’s tree in Boon’s work shop getting ready for the East Bay Bonsai Show. It is a medium size tree. Rick has done some good work here.

But there is also something else that makes this a desired tree. It has curves. It is hard to find a small Sierra Juniper with curves and good shari. If you can collect or buy one, hold onto it!

Boon Is Doing Two Bonsai Demonstrations in Sacramento

May 5 & 6, 2012       Sacramento,  California

66th Annual Sacramento Bonsai Club Show: Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside  Blvd., May 5 (12-5pm) & 6 (10-4pm). Demonstrations both days, 2 pm, by Boon  Manakitivipart, followed by benefit drawings. Free admission, plant and tree  sales.

The Work Shops Are Filling Up

The work shops are getting fuller and fuller. In order to accommodate club members better, the work shops must for now be limited to Bay Island Bonsai members only.

Some time in the (distant) future, when Boon’s work and travel schedule lightens up, there may be additional work shops scheduled.

Members at BIB show on Sunday