Roughly a 12 months from now, we’ll be opening the doorways for a second Pacific Bonsai Expo. For individuals who plan to submitting bushes to the occasion, there are some things to begin excited about now.
(We’re working exhausting, btw, on a few of the occasion fundamentals and plan to share extra information quickly – keep tuned!)
As a result of the Expo is a fall present, it’s value wanting in your backyard and seeing what your present bushes appear like presently of 12 months. Do your bushes have fall colour? In that case, it’s possible you’ll plan to indicate them with a minimum of a couple of leaves to convey the season. Have the needles on pines completed rising for the 12 months? If not, perhaps prune earlier within the season in order that they’ll look good by the point the present comes round.
Corkbark Elm by Brian S.
(photograph courtesy Aki Yamakawa)
As repotting season is developing, you possibly can examine to see if the bushes are in present pots. If not, you possibly can plan to repot forward of the submission interval subsequent spring. And if bushes want wiring, now’s a very good time to make a plan that ensures bushes can be present prepared by this time subsequent 12 months.
I’ve had an thought about what I’d prefer to submit subsequent 12 months for the previous 12 months and am now trying to make the ultimate refinements earlier than taking images for the submission interval.
One tree I’d prefer to submit is a black pine. I plan to take submission images quickly so I can pluck extra needles on the regular time in an effort to get simply the correct amount of development to fill in by subsequent fall.
One other tree I’m considering of displaying is at present in a wooden field. I’m searching for a pot now so I can repot earlier than taking submission images subsequent spring.
This sort of planning is frequent for regional reveals and may enhance general tree high quality for any exhibit.
Monterey cypress by Brian S.
(photograph courtesy Jeng Fonseca)
Within the coming weeks, we’ll share extra information for sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, distributors, and guests who’d prefer to take part within the subsequent Expo. Within the meantime, please maintain your questions and we’ll observe up with extra information quickly!
Save the Date – Shohin Faculty 2024 Winter Seminar
Andrew Robson, Daisaku Nomoto, and I can be internet hosting the second Shohin Faculty Winter Seminar this coming January 27-28 on the Milwaukie Heart in Milwaukie, Oregon.
The occasion can be modeled after final 12 months’s occasion with instruction specializing in shohin creation and show. We’re engaged on the small print now and could have extra information within the coming weeks. Be taught extra on the Shohin Faculty web site.