The 36th Annual Show by the Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS) was held on August 24 and 25, 2019 at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, Santa Rosa, California. The REBS annual show is the largest club show in the US. Some 200 bonsai were on display. The San Francisco Suiseki Kai joined again this year to show their suiseki viewing stones. Visitors were treated to two rows of tables with viewing stones from northern California and Japan.
Club sensei Kathy Shaner oversaw the placement of bonsai, companion plants and art objects. She conducted a demonstration, both days, working on a Sierra juniper and Coast redwood, respectively.
A special thank you to the club members who contributed to the annual event by displaying their bonsai and helping to set up, docent and clean up.
Here are some of the outstanding bonsai featured in the annual show.
On July 14, 2019 (the second Sunday of the month), it was time for the Enmanji BBQ annual bonsai display by the Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS). Art Kopecky chaired the event by recruiting other REBS members to display their bonsai. A special memorial tribute was given to Ian Price of Lone Pine Gardens, Sebastopol, California. Ian was one of the founding members and a charter member of REBS.