Our club decided to show a Shohin display for this year’s Carolina Bonsai Expo, a great regional invitational show held annually in Asheville, North Carolina at the Arboretum. Over the last couple posts, I shared show prep on a black pine and a Shimpaku juniper; both trees were part of the Shohin display. Our club was invited to participate by submitting trees to be part of the display. Here is what we came up with.
Top: corkbark Japanese Black Pine, Shibakatsu pot
Middle left: Shimpaku Juniper, Chinese pot
Middle Right: azalea in painted pot
Lower left: Japanese Maple in Koyo pot
Lower right: crabapple, ‘sargentii’ in Roy Minarai pot
Accent: mixed planting in Sharaku pot
Outside right: Itoigawa juniper in Bigei pot
And so the cleanup began.
And here are a few photos from the show, from Karin R. and Wayne F.