The Best American Bonsai & Other Compelling Reasons to Wake up in Rochester

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog.

This twisty bunjin style collected Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus) shows what can happen when a tenacious tree hangs onto a Florida shoreline that is ravaged by repeated tropical storms and occasional hurricanes. It belongs to Doug Hawley who has been refining this tree for about ten years (this was written in 2009). Height 28″ Pot by Sara Rayner To whet your bonsai appetites, I’ve decided to devote all our posts between now the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition to North American Bonsai We’ll start with three photos which were originally from a book titled North American Bonsai* (out of print), that we originally featured in a post by the same name. The date was February 2nd, 2009. A mere 14 days after our first post, Welcome to Bonsai Bark But first… what if you woke up on September 8th and realized that you are nowhere near Rochester and the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition? Ugly eh? However, there is a simple solution… it’s not too late to make you plans. You’ll thank me for the reminder, and we’ll all thank Bill Valavanis and all the other dedicated folks, who made it happen Continued below… STONE LANTERN’S TOOL SPECIAL ENDS TOMORROW NIGHT ALL BONSAI TOOLS & GARDEN TOOLS 25% OFF LIST PRICES Special ends Sunday, August 26th AT 11:59PM EDT – This old Sierra Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) with it’s super shari, belongs to John Romano. Height 42″ Continued from above… In addition to the spectacular bonsai a the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition, there’s those other compelling reasons (from the title above)… connecting and reconnecting with your fellow bonsai…

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