Preparing for the USNBE

Nebari Bonsai

Finally, a little insight into the last day of my preparation for the US National Bonsai Exhibition.

The display stands were commissioned from David Knittle several years ago, in preparation for the 2018 USNBE. However, I ended up withdrawing due to the health of the pine, and then the 2020 show was pushed to 2021. So finally, I am eager to share the display.

Here is the first stand, made by David after several email exchanges to get dimensions and the live edge run into the right spot to compliment the lines of the pot’s feet. even though we spent time discussing where the live edge would be, and where the finished edge would be, I was still completely surprised when I unboxed it in January 2018. A more in-depth post on this stand is forthcoming…and has actually been in the hopper for several years now.

Here is the second…

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