Thanks to Bill Valavanis for pointing out that this pine is one and the same as the Randy Knight freshly collected pine that we featured in a previous post (American Bonsai Heaven). It won the Meco Bonsai/Kiku Award at the 2nd US National Bonsai Exhibition (June 2010) for the Finest Evergreen. It’s by Scott Elser of Portland, Oregon (that famous bonsai heaven/hot bed).
Less than a year
By the way, we are just less than one year away from the 3rd US National Bonsai Exhibition, June 9-10, 2012. I think you might want to put it on your calendar right now and start figuring out a way to be there. And, if you have a worthy bonsai you’d like to enter, well, why not? Stay posted to International Bonsai for more information on next year’s show.
Another of Randy Knight’s collected trees that’s off to a very good start. Perhaps we’ll see it in a future US National Bonsai Exhibition.
The first two albums in what promises to be a long and illustrious collection. These albums will not be reprinted, so don’t wait too long if you are interested in putting together a complete library of many of America’s best bonsai.