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Terms– All plants are labeled true to name, alive, healthy and dormant. Only healthy plants of excellent quality are shipped. Since we do not have control of the plants after they leave the International Bonsai Arboretum, plants are not guaranteed. 

Payment– Full payment must accompany all orders. All prices are payable in U.S. dollars and subject to change without notice.  We accept checks, Mastercard and Visa. Please provide your account number and security code on the back and expiration date for credit card payments. New York State residents add 8% sales tax. Minimum order $35.

Shipping & Handling– FREE SHIPPING Bare-root seedlings are only available from late January through April by mail order depending on quantities and weather conditions. Plants will be shipped via U.S. Mail. Please provide your complete street address and telephone number. No foreign orders. Special arrangements can be made to deliver plants to bonsai conventions that I will attend. We ship according to the weather and your climate. Please indicate preferred shipping date.

Care Upon Arrival– Plants should be unboxed upon arrival and kept in a cool dark area at 35-40oF. Deciduous bare-root seedlings can be easily kept for several months if correctly stored and periodically checked for watering. Tap roots and heavy roots should be trimmed when planting to encourage an abundance of fibrous roots. Seedlings should be potted before foliage opens and matures. 
 
Ship date requested

Ship date requested

We will over winter the plants and ship to you in early spring by zone hardiness, unless you request an appproximate date desired but shipping will also depend on weather condition. We ship on Mondays an expect package to arrive by Friday. Order early to reserve plants and avoid disappoinment. Available from late January to end of March.

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Dwarf Cork-Bark Japanese Black Pine*

Dwarf Cork-Bark Japanese Black Pine*

Dwarf Cork-Bark Japanese Black Pine*
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Pinus thunbergii var. corticosa ‘Hakuro’

There are several different cultivars of Japanese black pine which form thick corky bark that look like “wings.” The Hakuro Dwarf Cork-Bark Japanese black pine is also in the ‘Yatsubusa’ grouping of dwarf plants which have
multiple buds, short internodes, ability to maintain inner branching and sometimes root easily. There are only a couple of dwarf cultivars of the Cork-Bark Japanese black pine, and Hakuro is one of the most vigorous and easy to grow.
Unlike commercially produced grafted plants, these have been carefully low grafted so the graft union is not
ugly. When the corky bark develops in the lower trunk sections it will actually extend downward presenting a thicker trunk, very unusual. Corky bark is already developing on the trunks, which adds to the appearance of age. These healthy grafted plants have been grown and trimmed for bonsai.

pre-bonsai– 3 gal, HEIGHT 14-16”, trunks 1.5-2”     $265 Free Shipping!


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Ezo Spruce*

Ezo Spruce*

Ezo Spruce*
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Picea glehnii

This is the most famous and trained spruce for bonsai in Japan, but extremely difficult to find in the United States. These Ezo spruce are two year old container grown seedlings. Potted and established with an excellent root system they are 8-12” tall. Low branches can be used to develop into shohin bonsai. The needles are short, straight and branches full of buds for spring new growth. Young trunks are now flexible and can easily be shaped into stunning bonsai with movement. Ezo spruce are most commonly trained in the forest style for bonsai. Young seedlings allow for trunk placement close together for an interesting design.Very limited quantities.
Seedlings established in 4” pots, 8-12” tall.


VERY LIMITED QUANTITY   SOLD OUT!

1 Seedling $25  includes shipping.  
3 Seedlings $60  includes shipping.


First and second image depict  two mature group of Ezo Spruce not for sale.
Subsequent images depict samples of of Ezo spruce for sale, individually and in group of three
and a wired smple, seedlings are not sold wired.

 

 
Rough Bark Japanese Maple Seedling*

Rough Bark Japanese Maple Seedling*

Rough Bark Japanese Maple Seedling*
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 Acer palmatum    

There are several cultivars of Japanese maples with interesting bark. The most vigorous and easiest to grow and train for bonsai is the Rough bark Japanese maple ‘Arakawa.’ Many of these seedlings have shown the characteristic rough bark at a young age. These seedlings are from my forty year old garden tree which is covered with rough bark and has survived over 30 winters in Rochester, N.Y. Eachseedling has been root pruned for better root system and is well branched, heavier than last year.  Branches will quickly develop. Bright autumn colors are reliable for these choice seedlings established in four inch pots.

pre-bonsai–4” pot, 12-14”  $80 Free Shipping!

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Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included. 


 
Trident Maple*

Trident Maple*

Trident Maple*
5 trees community pot
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Acer buergerianum 
 

These seedlings are the small leaf variety. 

The Trident maple is one of the best deciduous species for forest and single trunk bonsai. The small, dark green, trilobed leaves turn yellow and orange in autumn. They quickly grow in trunk caliper and thin twigs are attractive in winter when the structual beauty can be enjoyed. New shoots grow from old wood and after drastic pruning. Flexible slender seedlings are great for thread grafting roots and branches. The larger specimens are great for workshops or larger bonsai.

10 tree bareroot seedling bundle– 10-18”–   $60 Free Shipping
Pre-bonsai–  4” POT, 10-12”–  $25 Free Shipping!  
5 trees in community pots– 12-15”–  $50 Free Shipping!  
Pre-bonsai–   1 gal, 14-18”–   $60 Free Shipping! 

Great for club workshops.

Click on smaller image to view all samples.
Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included. 


 
Dwarf Stewartia*

Dwarf Stewartia*

Dwarf Stewartia*
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Stewartia monodelpha

Dwarf stewartia (a member of the Camellia family) are grown for the light-brown, cinnamon-colored bark, small white flowers, beautiful orange autumn foliage and distinct long dormant buds. The fine twigs also make the dwarf stewartia an excellent choice for shohin bonsai and for winter appreciation. Often displayed in winter to appreciate the unusual beautiful bark. Difficult to find outside Japan. These vigorous seedlings have light branching and a fibrous root system which make them excellent for forest bonsai. A true rare find in the bonsai world.


pre-bonsai– 4” pot, 8-12”   $45 Free Shipping!

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Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included, not for sale.


 
 
Korean  Hornbeam Bundle*

Korean Hornbeam Bundle*

Korean  Hornbeam Bundle*
Seedling Sample / 5 seedlings will be sent.
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Carpinus turczaninovii

The Korean hornbeam is excellent for both forests and single trunk bonsai. The neat, small leaves turn a brilliant yellow- orange in autumn. Light colored bark contrasts with the buds during winter and with the dark green small, neat leaves in summer. These are a rare species which are difficult to locate, especially in small sizes suitable for forests. They are excellent for planting close together to create a forest or indivualy for larger specimens. There are several different sizes in each bundle for grouping into forests. A rare offering!

5 seedling bundle– 8-18”tall-  $50 Free Shipping!

Click on smaller image to view sample, 5 seedlings will be sent.
Larger image depicts a developed bonsai not for sale, ceramic pot not included.



 
Dwarf Japanese Maple*

Dwarf Japanese Maple*

Dwarf Japanese Maple*
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 Acer palmatum

Unlike the common Japanese maple, these select seedlings are dwarf in plant character with short internodes and dense twigs. The young new leaves of these Japanese maples have red edges when opening. During the
summer, small light green  leaves provide a cool feeling, while autumn brings bright red and orange foliage. Well branched with short internodes, small leaves and ready for bonsai pots. These trees were field grown to develop trunks and two years in a pot to develop twigs. An unusual Japanese maple with small near foliage for your  bonsai collection! 
  

Pre-bonsai– 4” pot, 14-16”– $95 Free Shipping!   

Bonsai– 6” plastic bonsai pot, 10-14”– $100 Free Shipping!   

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Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included, not for sale.
 
European Beech Bundle*

European Beech Bundle*

European Beech Bundle*
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Fagus sylvatica

Beech are a beautiful species primarily grown for their white bark, long buds and fine twigs. The dark green leaves turn bright yellow in autumn. The winter bronze leaves often persist throughout the winter. They have been container grown for better root systems and are beginning to branch. Trunks become white in about six years. They often have smaller foliage than Japanese beech. Each bundle has a variety of sizes to create a forest. Train a forest or single tree with beautiful bark!

5 tree bundle, 8-12” $50 Free Shipping!

Larger image depicts a deleloped bonsai forest, ceramic pot not included.
Click on smaller image to view Pre- Bonsai sample.

 
Kato Mulberry*

Kato Mulberry*

Kato Mulberry*
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Morus alba ‘Kato’ 
Introduced from the Saburo Kato bonsai garden in Omiya Bonsai Village, Japan. This special, unique plant is unlike other Dwarf Mulberrys because of the small foliage and fruit. In late spring the tree is covered with interesting yellow fruit. In mid-summer the fruit turns to crimson red and matures to dark purple. This eye catching dwarf Mulberry will become the focal point of your garden. The trees have been wired and trimmed. This beautiful cultivar is excellent for small and shohin bonsai!

PRE-BONSAI– 4” POT, 8-12”  $95  Free Shipping!
Click on smaller image to view sample in leaf and to view flowers.

 
Buttercup Winterhazel*

Buttercup Winterhazel*

Buttercup Winterhazel*
WINTER HAZEL FLOWER
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Corylopsis pauciflora

The Buttercup winterhazel have fat yellow buds from late winter to early spring, which contrasts with the light grey bark. The pendulous flowers ( 3-4 flowers with in a flwoer) are much smaller than the common Spike winterhazel. They are often trained into single or multiple trunk style bonsai. Shohin bonsai can be trained because of the delicate growth habit and small flowers. They have a spreading growth habit, are well rooted and branched ready for shaping and training. Full of plump flower buds.

PRE-BONSAI– 4” POT, 11-14”  $55 Free Shipping!

Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included.  
Smaller image depicts pre-bonsai sample and flowers.

 
Itoigawa Sargent Juniper*

Itoigawa Sargent Juniper*

Itoigawa Sargent Juniper*
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Juniperus chinensis ‘Shimpaku Itoigawa’

Sargent juniper, also called Shimpaku juniper, is a favorite bonsai subject. The bright green foliage is more delicate and refined than the common Shimpaku juniper. They quickly develop and are easy to maintain. Branches can withstand quite a bit of bending into extreme bends as well as delicate forms. Started from cuttings they have been wired for trunk movement. Create your own bonsai with bright green foliage!

pre-bonsai– 1 gal. pots, 9-12” - $70 Free Shipping!

Great for club workshops.

Larger image depict a sample trees after wiring. 

Smaller image depicts sample tree before wiring. 

Pre-bonsai  are not sold wired . 


 

 

 
Noga  Crabapple*

Noga Crabapple*

Noga  Crabapple*
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Malus x ‘Noga’

Over 30 years ago Joe Noga collected a wild Crabapple and studied the way it grew. This tree has beautiful pink buds opening to white flowers followed by small round red fruit which usually persist throughout the winter. It is easy to grow and quite winter hardy and thrives in the heat of some southern regions. All trees have been wired for movement. The larger trees are older with heavier trunks. 

PRE-BONSAI– 4” POT, Short, 6-8”– $65 Free Shipping!

PRE-BONSAI– 4” POT, Tall/Older, 8-10”– $95 Free Shipping!

Larger picture depicts Pre- Bonsai sample.
Click on smaller image to view Pre- Bonsai older and larger sample, flowers, fruits.


 
Valavanis Cypress*

Valavanis Cypress*

Valavanis Cypress*
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Chamaecyparis thyoides ‘Valavanis’

Discovered and introduced by Wm. N. Valavanis from a witch’s broom in New Jersey. This cultivar was named by a friend. Easy to grow from cuttings and train for bonsai. The fine textured light green foliage is soft. The branches and trunks are easy to wire, bend and shape. A beautiful new cultivar selected for its outstanding characteristics for bonsai training. Both small and large bonsai can be quickly created. Very winter hardy. A first offerinng!


PRE-BONSAI– 4” POT, 9-12"-  $45 Free Shipping!


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Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included, not for sale.


 
Sekka Hinoki Cypress*

Sekka Hinoki Cypress*

Sekka Hinoki Cypress*
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Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Sekka’  

Sekka hinoki cypress have a compact growth habit which are excellent for small and shohin bonsai. The dark green foliage is tight and  must be thinned out to find the branches. These pre-bonsai are single trunk, quite bushy and can be easily pruned, wired and shaped into impressive bonsai during a workshop. The foliage is quite tight and tends not to die back. Great for club workshops or classes! 

Pre-bonsai– 1 gal, 10-14” - $65 Free Shipping! 

Good for workshop and classes!

Larger image depicts a developed  bonsai inceramic pot not included, not for sale.
2nd image depicts a developed shohin bonsai in ceramic pot not included, not for sale.
Click on smaller images to see image of pre -Bonsai.

 
Snow Goose Flowering Cherry*

Snow Goose Flowering Cherry*

Snow Goose Flowering Cherry*
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Prunus serrulata ‘Snow Goose'

Snow Goose Japanese flowering cherry has lovely small dainty single white blossoms. They explode in early spring presenting the appearance of snow geese flying. The stems are flexible and can easily be shaped on these plants, now ready for pruning and wiring. Lightly branched they have an upright growth habit. The small flowers are perfect for small size bonsai. Full of plump flower buds for spring flowering burst of color!

Pre-bonsai– 4” pot, 12-16”-  $55 Free Shipping!

Smaller image depicts Pre- Bonsai sample.


 
Chinese Quince*

Chinese Quince*

Chinese Quince*
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Pseudocydonia sinensis  

The Chinese Quince, “King of Fruiting Bonsai,” is a distinctive species because of its attractive delicate pink flowers in early spring and large fruit during the summer. In autumn the  fragrant fruit mature to a golden yellow and the foliage turns  bright orange and red. Irregular patches of colorful bark can  be best appreciated in the winter. All plants are seedlings from one of our bonsai and have excellent roots. The trunks can easily be wired into interesting shapes or created into a forest bonsai. 
Chinese quince has it all– flowers, fruit, fast growing, exfoliating bark and bright autumn color! 


pre-bonsai– 3” pot 8-10”–  $40 Free Shipping

pre-bonsai– 4” pot 10-12”–  $55 Free Shipping

pre-bonsai– 2 gal pot 14-18”–  $125 Free Shipping

Click on smaller image to view Pre-Bonsai, seedlings, flowers and fruits.
Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included, not for sale. 

 
Momo No Haru Azalea*

Momo No Haru Azalea*

Momo No Haru Azalea*
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Rhododendron indicum ‘Momo No Haru’

This choice cultivar of Satsuki azalea has beautiful pink flowers which are small, unlike other cultivars. This dwarf cultivar has small foliage which makes it superb for shohin bonsai or larger specimens as well. The compact root system is suitable for potting into bonsai containers now. These Momo No Haru satsuki azaleas have been trained for single trunk bonsai, unlike the commonly available multiple trunk plants. The flexible branches can easily be wired and shaped into bonsai forms. Enjoy a month of pink colorful blossoms.

pre-bonsai– 4” pot, 6-8”-  $40 Free Shipping! 

Good for workshop and classes!

Smaller  image depicts a  pre-bonsai sample.


 
Kojo No Mai Cherry*

Kojo No Mai Cherry*

Kojo No Mai Cherry*
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Prunus incisa ‘Kojo No Mai’

This new cultivar of Fuji flowering cherry has lovely profuse tightly clustered white flowers with pink centers bursting into blossom in spring on contorted branches. Also called Little Twist cherry. The trunk and branches have a zig zag growth habit which is unusual and attractive in winter. The delicate autumn foliage becomes orange and maroon. The small plants have been trimmed and are ready for shaping into shohin bonsai or for growing on to larger trees. Beautiful bountiful blossoms!

Pre-Bonsai– 4” pot, 8-12”-  $55  Free Shipping! 

Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included.
Smaller image depicts Pre-Bonsai sample.

 
Weeping Yoshino Flowering Cherry*

Weeping Yoshino Flowering Cherry*

Weeping Yoshino Flowering Cherry*
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Prunus x yedonensis ‘Shidare’

The Weeping Yoshino flowering cherry has fragrant white flowers in clusters. Small red fruit are produced in summer. The bright delicate colored flowers make this weeping cultivar of cherry popular for spring appreciation. The new leaves are bronze turning dark green. Autumn brings colorful red and copper colored foliage. When leaves drop the beautiful shiny bark can be appreciated. Weeping branching can easily be trained into attractive bonsai. White fragrant cherry blossoms welcome spring! 
 
Pre-bonsai– 4” pot, 10-12”– $55 Free Shipping!

Click on smaller image to view Pre-Bonsai sample.                                       
 
 
Kazan Satsuki Azalea*

Kazan Satsuki Azalea*

Kazan Satsuki Azalea*
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Rhododendron indicum ‘Kazan’ 

There are over 2,000 cultivars of Satsuki azaleas, primarily selected for their flowers. Kazan has lovely salmon flowers which is unusual for a Satsuki. However, the most distinctive characteristic of Kazan is the small, pointed shaped dark compact green and glossy foliage, which can be appreciated even after the small flowers fade away. They even loook lovely when not in flower. Easy to grow and train, especially for shohin bonsai because of its dwarf, small plant character. Salmon flowers blossom in early summer! 


pre-bonsai– 4” pot, 5-6” $40 Free Shipping!


Click on smaller image to view Pre- Bonsai sample and flowers.
Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included.

 
Bonsai Training Container

Bonsai Training Container

Bonsai Training Container
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These brown plastic oval training containers with multiple knock out drainage holes are great for forests or single trees and economical for classes and workshops. The container can also be used as a water basin or saucer if the drainage holes are intact. One or two seedling bundles will generally fit well in this size container. A great training pot.

Container size: 17” x 12” x 2” deep  

$25.00 FREE SHIPPING
 
6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album
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2018- 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album
Each album is unique and contains their own set of trees.

Only 5 trees have ever been shown twice at the U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. See and study over 300 of the finest bonsai in the United States displayed in the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition held on September 8-9, 2018 in Rochester, New York. Well over 100 different species, 5 species never exhibited before at a U.S. National Exhibition, are beautifully photographed and printed in the high quality exhibition album featuring every bonsai displayed. The beauty of over 100 shohin bonsai are displayed in addition to special exhibits from the leading botanical gardens and arboretums in the country. Candid photos of the sales area and demonstrations complete this beautifully produced and horticulturally accurate book. Trees from 27 States, 11 Arboretums, Canada and Puerto Rico. Hardcover, 240 pages in full color. Not only can you view master piece Bonsai , it is a great way to study them. If you study the styles, dimensions, proportions and ratios of these beautiful trees, you will develope a better understanding of their grace.  This knowledge will help you develop your own outstanding trees. Please order now and help support the publication of this great Bonsai album.

Retail Price $69 

Pre-Publication price only $55 + U.S. Postage $7, Postage CANADA $28.00,
International POSTAGE $38.00
Will be published in 2019

 
5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album
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2016- 5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

See and study over 300 of the finest bonsai in the United States displayed in the 5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition held on September 10-11, 2016 in Rochester, New York. Over 100 different species are beautifully photographed and printed in the high quality exhibition album featuring every bonsai displayed. The beauty of over 100 shohin bonsai are displayed in addition to ten special exhibits from the leading botanical garden and arboreta in the country. Candid photos of the sales area and demonstrations complete this beautifully produced and horticulturally accurate book. Trees from 37 States.

Every Album is unique, with it's own set of trees.

Hardcover, 224 full color pages

Retail Price $69 
Sale price  only $50 + U.S. POSTAGE $7, POSTAGE CANADA $28.00, FOREIGN POSTAGE $38.00

 
4th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

4th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

4th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album
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2014 - 4th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album

See and study 320 of the finest bonsai in the United states, including 40 shohin bonsai compositions with 120 small size bonsai, displayed in the 4th US National Bonsai Exhibition held on September 13-14, 2014 in Rochester, New York. Over 125 species and plant cultivars were displayed which is representative of the trees trained for bonsai in our country.  Plus, bonsai from three special exhibitor groups from two provinces of Canada. Also included are bonsai from the leading botanical gardens and arboreta in this art form. One of the earliest bonsai to enter the Untied States in 1935 was on display, which was started from a cutting taken in 1802.

The exhibition was honored by Japanese dignitaries who traveled to the Untied States to see the U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. Jiro Fukuda, Chairman of the Nippon Bonsai Association and Chairman of the World Bonsai Friendship Federation together with Mrs. Naemi Iwasaki, Vice-chairman of WBFF and Hatsuji Kato an advisor to WBFF came as well asother Japanese representative  Mr. Fukuda speaking of the exhibition said " the Japanese group came expecting to see beautiful bonsai but were surprised to see outstanding bonsai."
The regal beauty of the displayed masterpiece bonsai from the U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition were captured in magnificent full color photos to be immortalized in this album. 224 full color pages

Every Album is unique, with it's own set of trees.

11 x 8.5" hardcover

Retail Price $69
Sale Price $50.00  + U.S. POSTAGE $7, POSTAGE CANADA $28.00, FOREIGN POSTAGE $38.00


 
3rd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album

3rd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album

3rd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album
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2012- 3rd US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION ALBUM

See and study 248 of the finest bonsai in the United States as displayed in the 3rd US National Bonsai Exhibition held on June 9-10, 2012 in Rochester, New York. Magnificent full color photos of each bonsai in perfect color shows fine details so you can study the forms, species and styles of each artist’s best creations. Overall candid photos of the sales area and demonstrations complete this beautifully produced and horticulturary accurate book.

Every Album is unique, with it's own set of trees.

208 full color pages    11 x 8.5”, hardcover

List price: $65.00 U.S.
ON SALE  $40 + US postage $7, postage to Canada $28.00, postage to other countries $38.00

 
2nd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album

2nd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album

2nd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album
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2010 - 2nd  US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION ALBUM

See and study 226 of the finest bonsai masterpieces in the United States as displayed in the 2nd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition on June 12-13, 2010 in Rochester, New York. Magnificent full color photos of each displayed bonsai including 91 shohin bonsai, as well as candid views and three demonstrations. Relive memories from this historic event! 

Every Album is unique, with it's own set of trees.
Soon to be out of print.
192 FULL COLOR PAGES   11 X 8.5”, HARDCOVER
List price: $65.00 U.S.
ON SALE $35.00  + U.S. POSTAGE $7, 
 
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