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World Bonsai Convention -- Virtual

Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 16, 2022 

The World Bonsai Friendship Federation is an international organization that sponsors the international World Bonsai Convention once every four years. The last WBC was scheduled in Perth Australian in 2021 but had to be cancelled because of COVID-19.

This year, Australia is still restricting travel, so a physical convention is not possible, but the WBFF is trying something new. Attendance will be "virtual"--online. All presentations will be recorded and can be viewed repeatedly. There will be online auction and market place so those of us on the other side of the planet have a chance to attend presentations and view bonsai and suiseki exhibits

One of the presenters is Michael Hagedorn, author of Bonsai Heresy and other good books. (By the way, our own Felix Laughlin was WBFF Chairman from 2001 to 2005 and would like us to support this event all we can. A virtual conference is a gamble.) 

Early Bird registration is cheaper. $90 Australian for 9 days (about $70 US for 9 days.) Early Bird Registration ends June 30th.

Click the link below to go to the WBFF website,

or the next one to go directly to conference information:

including a video and the registration site.

You can download the conference booklet here:

Winter Silhouette Bonsai Exhibition
was held in Kannapolis, NC
on December 4th & 5th, 2021

Demos by world-class bonsai artists
William Valavanis, Rodney Clemons, Pauline Muth and Tyler Sherrod

2021-04-22_14-26-4For Winter Silhouette.
Here is Bill Valavanis' blog for pictures

The 7th US National Bonsai Exhibit was held September 11 and 12
by William Valavanis in Rochester, NY.

Pictures and discussions are available from Bill Valavanis at
on Bjorn  Bjorholm's YouTube channel at:   

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When watching any of the video recordings below, you can make the video display full-screen on a Windows machine by clicking in the lower right-hand corner while the video is running. On an iPad, click in the upper left-hand corner.

January - Click below to see the recording of Jonas Johnson's presentation on building grow boxes and display and outdoor stands.

Jonas discusses different kinds of woods and other materials to make grow boxes last as long as possible, kinds of wood and construction techniques to make beautiful wooden pots that will last 30 years, and different designs for garden stands and exhibit stands. 

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