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…
Puerto Rico Bonsai Federation Award
Finest Tropical Bonsai
Willow Leaf Fig
Finest Classical Bonsai
Japanese Black Pine
All American Award
Finest American Species in an American Container shown on an American Display Table
Paul PikelAward Tree Photos By Bill Valavanis http://www.internationalbonsai.com/page/1442819 http://valavanisbonsaiblog.com/
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:
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.Thanks
Adam Lavignepresident@centralfloridabonsaiclub.com for RSVP confirmation
The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida
2014 Annual Bonsai Show & Sale
Lee County Election Center 12180 South Cleveland Ave. Ft. Myers, FL 33907
Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
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.
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.
Questions should be directed to Martha Goff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss this exciting event with something for everyone.
Featuring ENRIQUE CASTANO, ED TROUT and PETER WARREN
Exhibit Slideshow by Mike and Lunetta Knowlton
Video by Benjamin Lorber
Video by Arturo Cid
September 13-14, 2014
The Fair Expo Center, Rochester, New York
The 4th US National Bonsai Exhibition will continue with the presentation of some of the finest bonsai masterpieces in the United States. They will represent the most accomplished level of bonsai in America.
Please consider submitting your tree(s) to this event. Florida was represented very well 2 years ago and we want to continue to show what Florida bonsai has to offer
For more information contact William N. Valavanis