The NBS held its seventh annual Fall Exhibit in conjunction with Lauritzen Gardens' Japanese Ambience Festival. Once again, we had an excellent variety of specimens on display, including some fine Satsuki Azalea specimens from Japan, collected trees from the region and west coast, in addition to specimens trained from nursery material. This coincided very well with our educational display this year - The Origins of Bonsai. Native Collected, Mountain Collected, Imported, Cacti/Succulents, Nursery Material, Air Layer, Cuttings, Seedlings, etc. were all represented. The display included a flyer for each category, in addition to at least one example from a club member. This was a remarkable team effort, organized by Mark Samuel and Linda Smith.
Max Miller and Jennifer Riepe led our demonstration on Saturday, discussing forest bonsai basics and planting a seven tree elm forest. On Sunday, Loren Buxton and Mark Samuel led a seminar on using native and mountain collected material for bonsai. Our sale table had some very special offerings, including pottery from our local favorite, Stephanie Walker, and great deals on a wide range of material. As part of the sale table, Scott Luke displayed some special pieces, including containers from Nick Lenz, the Yamaaki kiln in Japan and an antique Chinese container from the Nakawatari era. We also offered a range of starter plants, soil and training pots for the bonsai beginner.
Special thanks go to those who participated and spent time as greeters over the weekend. Check out photos from the event.