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Mother's Day Weekend San Pu Kai Show


Over the Mother's Day Weekend San Pu Kai had their annual show at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. Every Mother's Day weekend like every year its just been difficult to have a chance to escape to view San Pu Kai's show. But, the venue and the show is will worth the effort to come down.

The venue is known for the ranunculus flower and even with the season superbloom over in Northern San Diego County the flowers were still there in full force this late into the season.

Up close photo of the ranunculus flower.

Still full fields of this flower still blooming.

Smacked in the center of all the other activities related to flowers San Pu Kai Bonsai Club had their show.

This venue is totally unique with an outdoor setting without back drops. The outdoor setting is of course welcomed because of the beautiful Spring day. But, it connects where these trees belong. The no back drop was based on necessity. The winds were rather unpredictable, and does causes a viewing issue but again human and tree safety comes first.

When I arrived Steve Valentine greeted me and my family and gave me a grand tour of the show. John Voss was already on stage doing a demonstration for all the early morning crowds. Steve stated they easily get over 10,000 visitors to the Flower Field's during Mother's Day.

Of course Cary Valentine was not too far away from the crowd.

Most of the sales table has already been picked through from the Saturday crowd and looks good that they will sell out before the end of the last day of the Flower Fields and their show.

They also have their very own Jim Barrett or Dick Ryerson on pots.

Here is the overall layout of information booth and sales area. Enough of the venue here are the trees not any particular order.

Yaupon Holly -

Olive -

Up Close of Olive

Up Close of Accent

Bougainvillea -

Ginkgo -

San Jose Juniper -

Olive -

Bougainvillea -

Ficus -

Potato Vine -

Up Close of Potato Vine Flower

Chinese Elm -

California Juniper -

Kishu Juniper -

California Juniper -

Shimpaku Juniper -

California Juniper -

Up Close of California Juniper Deadwood

Up Close of Accent Plant

Catlin Elm Forest -

Procumbens Juniper -

Liquid Amber -

Up Close of Accent Plant

Bougainvillea -

Elm -

Shimpaku Juniper -

Atlas Cedar -

Up Close Atlas Cedar

Shohin Display -

Up Close of Accent Plant

Kishu Juniper -

Shohin Display -

Olive -

Variegated Ficus -

That's all folks! If you are in the area for Mother's Day its a good event not to miss. Until next time.

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