October 2019 Bonsai Newsletter

The 16th Annual Conejo Valley Bonsai Society Exhibition the weekend of October 5 – 6 was a great success. Held in the Resource Center of the Gar-dens of the World in Thousand Oaks, the 37-tree exhibit drew many compliments from our visitors. The perfect weather helped bring out the crowds: based on the 149 People’s Choice Award votes and the fact that not every-one voted, it would be safe to say we had an average of 80 visitors both Saturday and Sunday.

This year there was no art exhibition at the Resource Center during our show, so the walls were bare. All the trees popped against the white walls.
Many of our visitors said they had a difficult time selecting just one specimen for the People’s Choice Award, so all members showing trees should be very proud of their bonsai and the work and effort put into making the show a success.

The People’s Choice winners are:

  • 1st Choice: Rick Naber for his up-right boxwood (see photo, below)
  • 2nd Choice: Nancy Smeets for her blooming bougainvillea
  • 3rd Choice: Rick Naber for his cascading shimpaku juniper on a rock

A special thanks to CVBS Advisor Ken Fuentes for doing both the Saturday and Sunday demonstrations. The two junipers he worked on will be auctioned at our Holiday Potluck, Raffle & Auction, which is coming up Thursday, December 19th. This is our annual get-together and main fundraiser, so please put it on your calendar now and plan to come prepared to participate in the fun.

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