California Bonsai Society Show 2017 @ the Huntington Library
Finally, I get around to finishing this post before 2018 CBS show comes to light. Sorry for the late post but, its better than never.
It is always amazing the detail the Huntington Library puts in every time there is an exhibit or show on premise. This banner is one of those small details that people will over look as they enter one of the gates.
Next indication that a show is going on is this simple signage showing visitors where the show begins.
The tokonoma that welcomes all visitor is a Japanese Black Pine by Marybel Balenodonck.
Japanese Flowering Quince by Al Nelson
Suiseki by Nina Ragle
Suiseki up close
Bottlebrush by Cheu-Mei (Judy) Hsiao
Bottlebrush up close trunk detail
Shohin Display-Silverberry, Veldt Fig, Japanese Maple, Bougainvillea by Cesareo Perez
Accent up close
Stone Figure up close
Japanese Maple up close detail
Baldcypress by Mel Ikeda
Baldcypress up close branch structure
Shimpaku Juniper by Tom Vuong
Ficus Retusa by David Miles
Bougainvillea by Ted Matson
Bougianvillea up close
Chinese Elm by Carol Upston
Prostrata Juniper by Doyle Saito
Chinese Elm by Larry Ragle
Trident Maple by Ann Erb
Wisteria by Steve Valentine
Japanese Black Pine by Elaine Graczyk
Japanese Black Pine by Leila Kusumi
Olive by Al Nelson
Olive by Ken Teh
Shimpaku Juniper and Chinese Elm by Takashi Shimazu
Shimpaku Juniper up close
Trident Maple by Lindsay Shiba
Oriental Sweetgum by Ray Blasingame
Trident Maple by Kathy Benson
Trident Maple up close
Shimpaku Juniper by Richard Ota
Robusta Green Juniper by Jim Barrett
Ginkgo by Kikuyo Yamaguchi
Chinese Hackberry by Marge Blasingame
Ann Erb and her choice drink of the night "wine"!
Great reception hosted by the Huntington
Places before the speeches of the night.
Lindsay Shiba presenting a donation on the behalf of CBS to Jim Folsom.
Photo of the crowd that night on one side of the displays.
An gift and words of graditude for Marybel Balenodonck for her leadership and guidance of CBS.
A few words from Marybel Balenodonck. Even though she might be old she still wears some awesome leather pants!
Lindsay CBS President presents a wonderful stand to Ann Erb for her dedication to the CBS newsletters for the past 15+ years.
Ann Erb also thanking for Marybel Balenodonck the direction she has moved CBS towards.
On Saturday Mel Ikeda was the presenter of the day. On Sunday Lindsay Shiba was the presenter.
I was lucky enough to be able to attend and catch some photos of his demo.
Lindsay quickly cleans the juniper to be able to see the structure of the tree.
After some selective pruning the tree has some wire applied to it.
After some final touches on the apex Lindsay finishes up.
Final shot of Lindsay and his demo tree. On a side note, this tree was first wired and repotted from a sapling to a 1gallon 25+ years ago.