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May 25, 2024

On May 25 NVBS Members, in partnership with the Azalea Society, will have the opportunity to buy Azaleas. Azaleas are great specimens, especially Satsukis, for bonsai! 


2024 Formal Bonsai Show Display with Alex Voorhies
June 8, 2024 at 9:00 am
at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church

At the June 8th NVBS meeting, Alex Voorhies will lead a discussion and demo on formal bonsai show display. 

Dr. Alex Voorhies is an American-trained bonsai artist focusing on fruiting and flowering trees and formal display. Alex started bonsai in 2004 at the Redwood Empire Bonsai Society and has worked with many prominent artists including Jim Gremmel, Kathy Shaner, and Boon, and has worked on trees at the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt (Oakland, CA) and the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum (Washington, DC). Since 2019, Alex has helped to organize the formal displays at the yearly PBA spring show based on principles of formal Japanese bonsai display.
Alex invites all members to bring trees (please no more than one), scrolls, stands, accent plants and other display related items so we have a large array of material to work from in creating, discussing and critiquing different display options.

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