July Photo Contest Winner!

Originally posted on the local's guide to hhi:
Congratulations to Lucas N., visiting us from Cranberry, Pennsylvania.   He is our July photo contest winner! Lucas was able to snap this incredible pic of a very happy Great Blue Heron on a fishing trip they booked with Hilton Head Outfitters in Palmetto Dunes. Lucas and his family enjoyed staying with us at 8101 Wendover Dunes. 🌴 http://bit.ly/8101WD 🌴 Enter… Continue reading July Photo Contest Winner!

An unusual pot…and a shameless request for some translating help!

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
Tofukuji pots enjoy a top-shelf spot in any collector’s display. He was a master of glazes, shape and form. All without a kiln of his own, and never to be recognized for his work in his lifetime. A few years ago one of his pots appeared online showing a number of his chops stamped into the inside of a pot.… Continue reading An unusual pot…and a shameless request for some translating help!

2018 41st Annual Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition

Valavanis Bonsai Blog The 41stMid-America Bonsai Exhibition sponsored by the Midwest Bonsai Society was held at the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Held on August 17-19, 2018, this well organized and attended exhibition is one of the oldest exhibitions the country. The Chicago Botanic Garden has an excellent and diverse bonsai collection and a selection of some of their masterpiece bonsai is displayed … Continue reading 2018 41st Annual Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition