2019 Autumn Open House & Sale
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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.
This autumn’s Open House & Sale took place on Saturday and Sunday, September 7-8, 2019. In addition to many new bonsai creations in the garden most items were offered at a 20% discount, some were even at 50% off too. Four formal bonsai displays were arranged in the demonstration room as a background for the demonstrating artists. One of the displays needed to be switched at the last minute because the tree finished flowering. However it was displayed in the studio. Also displayed in the studio was a special exhibit of one of the original shohin bonsai from the collection of Count Matsudaira, Japanese bonsai pioneer in the 1930s. The main alcove display in the studio featured a Hawthorn bonsai in full fruit accompanied by a kusamono accessory created by Diane last year. Other smaller bonsai were displayed in the studio as well, on the side counter including a small alcove. Two lectures on suiseki were presented to accompany the Suiseki Exhibit by the Suiseki Study Group of Upstate New York. Photos of the entire display will be illustrated in a forthcoming blog. Award winning bonsai artists presented different programs on bonsai creation and restoration. Ron Maggiopresenting his lecture on suiseki on Saturday morning. He emphasized that the important aspect of suiseki is that one like the stone and perhaps remind him of a special person, place or event. Many stones from his vast collection were brought to illustrate different forms and how they were displayed in water basins or…
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