Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Bonsai Submissions

Epcot Bonsai Display Time is running out for Tree entries to be submitted for the 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.   Deadline for entering your tree(s) is December 31, 2014.  For more information click here to access the entry form

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The Joy of Bonsai Shohin+

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European Olive Workshop has sold out

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Florida Wins Big at 4th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition

The 4th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition was held in Rochester New York on September 12-13th and 18 Florida Exhibitors had trees there to show.  A total of 107 Exhibitors from 27 states showing 320 trees made an amazing contribution to the World Class event and the Largest U.S. Bonsai Exhibition.

Representing Florida were:

Bobby Block – Merritt Island |  Shirley Brink – Jacksonville  |  Aaron Buchler – Maimi  |  Robert Kempinski – Melbourne  |  Lunetta & Michael Knowlton – Venice  |  Michael Lane – Fort Myres  |  Louise Leister – Palm Coast  |  Hiram Macias – Miami  |  Mary Madison – Lake Placid  |  Dustin Mann – Smyrna Beach  |  Justin Michael – Fort Myres  |  Jason Osbourne – Port Charlotte  |  Reggie Perdue – Palm Bay  |  Paul Pikel – Orlando  |  Michael Rogers – Deland  |  Michael Sullivan – Cooper City  |  Johnson Teh – Miami  |  Julie Trigg – Sarasota  |  Ed Trout – Pembrook Pines

However Floridians did more then show up…

They Won!


  Puerto Rico Bonsai Federation Award

Finest Tropical Bonsai

Willow Leaf Fig

Aaron Bucher

Louise Leister Yoshimura Award

Finest Classical Bonsai

Japanese Black Pine

Louise Leister

Paul Pikel All American Award

Finest American Species in an American Container shown on an American Display Table


Paul Pikel

 Award Tree Photos By Bill Valavanis
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Central Florida Bonsai Club Turns 45 – Come Celebrate

We are having our 45th birthday party this week.

The party is this Friday, September 12th at 7:30 pm at the Orange County Agricultural Extension Office.
The address is:

6021 S. Conway Road              Orlando, Florida 32812

All are invited, we will have cake, raffles and a member sale with 10% going to the club.

Our schedule will be announced and it will be a party atmosphere.
Please let me know if anyone is interested.
Adam Lavigne
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Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida 2014 Annual Bonsai Show & Sale

The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida

www.bonsaiswfl.org Presents

2014 Annual Bonsai Show & Sale

  • WHERE:

Lee County Election Center   12180 South Cleveland Ave. Ft. Myers, FL    33907

  • WHEN:

Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 9:30 AM-4:00 PM


Free Parking

Free Admission to the Exhibit

 Free Demonstrations and More

A large variety of workshops are available. The attached Registration Form gives a complete description of all workshops and activities plus a registration form to sign up for workshops and lunch in advance.

    • WHO:

Speakers contributing to this year’s event:

Ed Trout, Hiram Macias, Ernie Fernandez, Mike Lane, Mike Cartrett, Martha  Goff, Dorothy Schmitz, Virginia Boka,  Stacy Muse and Tony Stewart.

  Go to our website at www.bonsaiswfl.org for complete descriptions and pictures of workshop trees.

Download Flyer Here

Questions should be directed to Martha Goff at marthagoff50@comcast.net.

Don’t miss this exciting event with something for everyone.

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2014 BSF Convention


Exhibit Slideshow by Mike and Lunetta Knowlton

Video by Benjamin Lorber

Video by Arturo Cid

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