45th Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition & Sale

Valavanis Bonsai Blog The 45th Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition was successfully held on May 19-20, 2018 at the Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, New York. Nearly 100 bonsai were displayed by members of the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York Inc. The Rochester chapter of Ikebana International presented a display of their flower arrangements. The Suiseki Study Group of Upstate New York also had … Continue reading 45th Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition & Sale

Colorful Early Summer Bonsai

Valavanis Bonsai Blog SMOKE TREE During my Open Workshops on Friday and Saturday Harvey Carapella brought his Smoke Tree, Cotinus coggygria,bonsai to share and be photographed. He has been training this bonsai for many decades. This plant is not commonly trained for bonsai, or in the landscape as well. The Purple smoke tree is much more commonly used in the landscape because of the purple … Continue reading Colorful Early Summer Bonsai