Celebrating Forty Years of Bonsai

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This sweet Japanese black pine with its thinned and reduced needles and its gnarled old trunk jumps right off the page. The luminous pot and the way it accentuates the color of the tree's bark doesn't hurt either. Together they provide a study in simplicity and attention to detail. It belongs to Michael (of Michael Bonsai). Here's his caption... "Ready for the 40th Midwest Bonsai Show. My kengai kuromatsu. Japanese Black Pine. - Come visit the show next weekend August 18th - 20th at the Chicago Botanic Garden."

I’ve been a fan of Michael Bonsai for a long time, and he’s been a fan of Japanese black pines (but not just JBPs) for a long time. If you’re anywhere near Chicago, you can view Michael’s Black pine and a host of other quality bonsai at Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale this coming weekend

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The bark's gnarled aged feel is near perfect. Then there's the bright orangish color and those little touches of green climbing up from below

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Mid-America Bonsai Society
Show & Sale

Celebrating 40 Years!
Enjoy a display of 200 bonsai trees

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Celebrating 40 Years

Friday, August 18, 2017, noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, August 19 – 20, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m