Boulevard Sawara False Cypress
Boulevard Sawara False Cypress

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard'
Style: Forest
Estimated Age: 40 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Cedar Elm
Cedar Elm

Botanical Name: Ulmus crassifolia
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 35 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Chinese Banyan
Chinese Banyan

Botanical Name: Ficus microcarpa var. nitida
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 40 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Japanese Black Pine
Japanese Black Pine

Botanical Name: Pinus thunbergii
Style: Literati or Bunjin
Estimated Age: 60 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Needle Juniper
Needle Juniper

Botanical Name: Juniperus rigida
Style: Liberati or Bunjin
Estimated Age: 200 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

San Jose Juniper
San Jose Juniper

Botanical Name: Juniperis chinensis 'San Jose'
Style: Driftwood
Estimated Age: 75 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Trident Maple
Trident Maple

Botanical Name: Acer buergerianum
Style: Root-over-rock
Estimated Age: 50 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Zoge Japanese Flowering Quince
Zoge Japanese Flowering Quince

Botanical Name: Chaenomeles japonica 'Zoge'
Style: Clump
Estimated Age: 60 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Dawn Redwood
Dawn Redwood

Botanical Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Style: Three Tree Group
Estimated Age: 25 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Hinoki False Cypress
Hinoki False Cypress

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa
Style: Formal Upright
Estimated Age: 50 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Japanese White Pine
Japanese White Pine

Botanical Name: Pinus parviflora
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 50 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Japanese Wisteria
Japanese Wisteria

Botanical Name: Wisteria floribunda 'Kyushaku'
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 40 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Trident Maple (Sumo)
Trident Maple (Sumo)

Botanical Name: Acer buergerianum
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 60 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection.  Nicknamed "Sumo" due to its size.

Trident Maple
Trident Maple

Botanical Name: Acer buergerianum
Style: Raft
Estimated age: 40 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Beech  (winter silhouette)
Beech (winter silhouette)

Botanical Name: Fagus crenata
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 60 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection, 2010 Three Friends of Winter show

2008 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place
2008 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place

From: 2008 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit

2009 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place
2009 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place

From: 2009 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit

2013 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place
2013 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place

From: 2013 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - River Birch - Triple Trunk
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - River Birch - Triple Trunk

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Novice
River Birch
Triple Trunk

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Ponderosa Pine - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Ponderosa Pine - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Novice
Ponderosa Pine
Informal Upright

20170819_083645.jpg
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Five Needle Pine - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Five Needle Pine - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Japanese Five Needle Pine
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Black Pine - Cascade
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Black Pine - Cascade

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Japanese Black Pine
Cascade

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Kishu Sargent Juniper - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Kishu Sargent Juniper - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Kishu Sargent Juniper
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese White Pine - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese White Pine - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Japanese White Pine
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Itoigawa Juniper - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Itoigawa Juniper - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Itoigawa Juniper
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Kishu Japanese Juniper & Satsuki Azalea - Semi-Cascade & Exposed Root
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Kishu Japanese Juniper & Satsuki Azalea - Semi-Cascade & Exposed Root

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Kishu Japanese Juniper & Satsuki Azalea
Semi-Cascade & Exposed Root

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper & Dwarf Azalea - Slant & Clump
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper & Dwarf Azalea - Slant & Clump

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper & Dwarf Azalea
Slant & Clump

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Midnight Fig - Grove
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Midnight Fig - Grove

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Midnight Fig
Grove

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Ficus - Clump
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Ficus - Clump

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Ficus
Clump

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Shohin 10 Tree Display
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Shohin 10 Tree Display

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Shohin 10 Tree Display

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper & Chojubai Quince - Three Point Display
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper & Chojubai Quince - Three Point Display

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper & Chojubai Quince
Three Point Display

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Satsuma Azalea - Exposed Root
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Satsuma Azalea - Exposed Root

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Satsuma Azalea
Exposed Root

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Red Pine - Bunjin
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Red Pine - Bunjin

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Japanese Red Pine
Bunjin
 

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Black Pine - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Black Pine - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Professional
Japanese Black Pine
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Shohin Composition
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Shohin Composition

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Professional
Shohin Composition

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Colorado Blue Spruce - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Colorado Blue Spruce - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Professional
Colorado Blue Spruce
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Kashima Japanese Maple - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Kashima Japanese Maple - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
First Place, Professional
Kashima Japanese Maple
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Pomegranate - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Pomegranate - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Best of Show
Pomegranate
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Dwarf Brush Cherry
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Dwarf Brush Cherry

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Professional
Dwarf Brush Cherry
This tree was shown in the first annual Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition in 1979, and returned to be shown in the 40th Annual Exhibition!

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - First Place Professional and Best of Show Trees in Tokonoma
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - First Place Professional and Best of Show Trees in Tokonoma

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
First Place Professional and Best of Show Trees in Tokonoma

Boulevard Sawara False Cypress
Cedar Elm
Chinese Banyan
Japanese Black Pine
Needle Juniper
San Jose Juniper
Trident Maple
Zoge Japanese Flowering Quince
Dawn Redwood
Hinoki False Cypress
Japanese White Pine
Japanese Wisteria
Trident Maple (Sumo)
Trident Maple
Beech  (winter silhouette)
2008 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place
2009 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place
2013 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - River Birch - Triple Trunk
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Ponderosa Pine - Informal Upright
20170819_083645.jpg
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Five Needle Pine - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Black Pine - Cascade
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Kishu Sargent Juniper - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese White Pine - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Itoigawa Juniper - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Kishu Japanese Juniper & Satsuki Azalea - Semi-Cascade & Exposed Root
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper & Dwarf Azalea - Slant & Clump
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Midnight Fig - Grove
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Ficus - Clump
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Shohin 10 Tree Display
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper & Chojubai Quince - Three Point Display
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Satsuma Azalea - Exposed Root
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Red Pine - Bunjin
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Black Pine - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Shohin Composition
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Colorado Blue Spruce - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Kashima Japanese Maple - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Pomegranate - Informal Upright
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Dwarf Brush Cherry
2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - First Place Professional and Best of Show Trees in Tokonoma
Boulevard Sawara False Cypress

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard'
Style: Forest
Estimated Age: 40 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Cedar Elm

Botanical Name: Ulmus crassifolia
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 35 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Chinese Banyan

Botanical Name: Ficus microcarpa var. nitida
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 40 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Japanese Black Pine

Botanical Name: Pinus thunbergii
Style: Literati or Bunjin
Estimated Age: 60 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Needle Juniper

Botanical Name: Juniperus rigida
Style: Liberati or Bunjin
Estimated Age: 200 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

San Jose Juniper

Botanical Name: Juniperis chinensis 'San Jose'
Style: Driftwood
Estimated Age: 75 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Trident Maple

Botanical Name: Acer buergerianum
Style: Root-over-rock
Estimated Age: 50 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Zoge Japanese Flowering Quince

Botanical Name: Chaenomeles japonica 'Zoge'
Style: Clump
Estimated Age: 60 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Dawn Redwood

Botanical Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Style: Three Tree Group
Estimated Age: 25 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Hinoki False Cypress

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa
Style: Formal Upright
Estimated Age: 50 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Japanese White Pine

Botanical Name: Pinus parviflora
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 50 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Japanese Wisteria

Botanical Name: Wisteria floribunda 'Kyushaku'
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 40 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Trident Maple (Sumo)

Botanical Name: Acer buergerianum
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 60 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection.  Nicknamed "Sumo" due to its size.

Trident Maple

Botanical Name: Acer buergerianum
Style: Raft
Estimated age: 40 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Beech (winter silhouette)

Botanical Name: Fagus crenata
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 60 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection, 2010 Three Friends of Winter show

2008 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place

From: 2008 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit

2009 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place

From: 2009 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit

2013 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place

From: 2013 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - River Birch - Triple Trunk

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Novice
River Birch
Triple Trunk

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Ponderosa Pine - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Novice
Ponderosa Pine
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Five Needle Pine - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Japanese Five Needle Pine
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Black Pine - Cascade

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Japanese Black Pine
Cascade

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Kishu Sargent Juniper - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Kishu Sargent Juniper
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese White Pine - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Japanese White Pine
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Itoigawa Juniper - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Itoigawa Juniper
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Kishu Japanese Juniper & Satsuki Azalea - Semi-Cascade & Exposed Root

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Kishu Japanese Juniper & Satsuki Azalea
Semi-Cascade & Exposed Root

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper & Dwarf Azalea - Slant & Clump

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper & Dwarf Azalea
Slant & Clump

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Midnight Fig - Grove

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Midnight Fig
Grove

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Ficus - Clump

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Ficus
Clump

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Shohin 10 Tree Display

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Shohin 10 Tree Display

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper & Chojubai Quince - Three Point Display

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper & Chojubai Quince
Three Point Display

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Satsuma Azalea - Exposed Root

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Satsuma Azalea
Exposed Root

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Red Pine - Bunjin

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Open
Japanese Red Pine
Bunjin
 

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Japanese Black Pine - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Professional
Japanese Black Pine
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Shohin Composition

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Professional
Shohin Composition

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Colorado Blue Spruce - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Professional
Colorado Blue Spruce
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Kashima Japanese Maple - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
First Place, Professional
Kashima Japanese Maple
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Pomegranate - Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Best of Show
Pomegranate
Informal Upright

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - Dwarf Brush Cherry

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
Professional
Dwarf Brush Cherry
This tree was shown in the first annual Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition in 1979, and returned to be shown in the 40th Annual Exhibition!

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition - First Place Professional and Best of Show Trees in Tokonoma

2017 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition
First Place Professional and Best of Show Trees in Tokonoma

show thumbnails