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:

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

Hinoki Cypress

Every year our trees will need to be worked on.  This hinoki cypress came from rooted cutting.  It is about 30 years old.

Last year it was in BIB show in January.  it also was shown agin in November at GSBF convention in San Jose.

it is very dense.  that is the way this dwarf hinoki grows.  if we keep it this dense, interior buds will get weak from lack of light and air circulation.  it need to be thinned.  we takes a couple hour thinning it using sharp fine tips scissors

this is the look after we finished