2019 MidAtlantic Bonsai Societies Spring Festival

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The 36thannual Spring Festival of the MidAtlantic Bonsai Societies was held on April 11-14, 2019 in Harrisburg/Hershey, Pennsylvania. Featured speakers were Taiga Urushibata from Japan, Marc Noelanders from Belgium and Jennifer Price from the United States. Enjoy a few photos from the exhibit: Continue reading 2019 MidAtlantic Bonsai Societies Spring Festival

2019 MidAtlantic Bonsai Festival Demo Tree

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? ? Last week at the MidAtlantic Bonsai Festival Taiga Urushibata from Japan created a bonsai Ponderosa pine. It was originally collected by Andy Smith and quite healthy. It was a difficult tree to design. Robert Mahler was the translator for Mr. Urushibata. Not knowing the condition of the roots made the recommended future transplanting more difficult One of… Continue reading 2019 MidAtlantic Bonsai Festival Demo Tree

World Bonsai Day!

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Each year the second Saturday of May has been designated as World Bonsai Day. This is an internationally celebrated event dedicated to furthering bonsai awareness and appreciation. World Bonsai Day was initiated by the World Bonsai Friendship Federation to honor the memory of Saburo Kato, renowned bonsai master and founder of the WBFF. Clubs, organizations, arboretum collections, businesses and… Continue reading World Bonsai Day!