September 13-15, 2013
The American Bonsai Society and Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society are hosting the ABS Bonsai Learning Seminar in Saratoga Springs, NY this weekend. There are over 40 various teaching seminars and workshops during the three day event.
One of the favorite part of any bonsai gathering is the bonsai exhibit. The bonsai are quite outstanding, but displayed here in a rather unusual setting. All the bonsai, except for the shohin bonsai and a few other smaller specimens are displayed outside around the swimming pool and entrance pathway. Each bonsai is exhibited on newly made tall outdoor display stands. Heavy appearing pressure treated lumber was used for the display stands.
Yesterday I suddenly noticed all the ABS directors exit their board of directors meeting and proceeded in single file to the swimming pool area to move the bonsai because of an approaching thunderstorm accompanied with hail. This morning all the bonsai were back on the stands and now its pouring rain outside, so watering will not be necessary today. Trees were not labeled.
Ted Matson exhibit critique
Lavendar star flower- Grewia
Dwarf Chinese elm
San Jose juniper
Japanese five-needle pine
Koto Hime Japanese maple
Dwarf Japanese garden juniper
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