BSF and Tropical Bonsai Throughout the World Loses a Giant.
The Bonsai Societies of Florida and tropical bonsai throughout the world has lost a giant. Jim Smith died peacefully in his sleep last night. His impact on the development and refinement of tropical bonsai over the last four decades simply cannot be over estimated.
Thank you to Rob Kempinski for his poignant words.
” Jim was a quiet and incredible gentleman who willingly shared his considerable knowledge of bonsai and also the assets of his nursery. Many trees from Jim grace bonsai collections around the world. But even better, Jim never said a bad thing about anyone. He was and will always be a true gentleman of bonsai.
Here is a typical photo of Jim sharing his knowledge with Charles Bevan several years ago.”
Arrangements are being made for a memorial service. Details will be communicated when they are finalized.