4th US National Bonsai Exhibition September 15 2014

Superlatives escape me.  The trees were truly world class, as the head of the Nippon Bonsai Association said at the awards banquet.  The vending area was a constant hive of activity with some of the greatest materials I've ever seen offered at a show.  Bill Valavanis and crew did a simply incredible job on the show.

We hosted a "pre-Nationals" party on Friday afternoon until 10pm and folks had so much fun that it's now going to become a Friday night tradition before the Nationals.  Everyone simply kicked back, relaxed, had wonderful conversation and enjoyed a wide variety of beverages we had brought on-hand, along with a nice selection of cheeses, veggies, and edamame

We'll be photographing trees and placing them on the website, now that the Nationals are over and we're sure of what will be in-stock and what's been sold.  (just as soon as we catch up on a little sleep!).   The only thing better than a world-class show is enjoying it with friends, both old and new.

To those who came, I hope we got a chance to meet!  If you were unable to come, by all means, make it a mission to be at the 5th US Nationals, to be held in the spring of 2016!