I don't think I let you guys know that my satsuki got accepted into the US National Bonsai Exhibition which is in a couple weeks. I thought you might all enjoy seeing the formal display I am sending to the show.
Here's my display with two backgrounds... I like them both for different reasons... The photos aren't perfect (I wish the table position was more dead-on, but I didn't realize it until I got home from the shoot)... but I am pleased with the overall feel of the display. Comments are always welcomed, but at this point, I can't really change anything...
I love the kusamono... the tuft of leaves in there is a dwarf form of gaultheria which is rarely used because it doesn't transplant well... but I was fortunate, and its in the same plant family as azalea... which is why I wanted it as a feature in the kusamono.
The kusamono is composed of gaultheria, Japanese Blood grass, White Diamond sedum, thyme, and two mosses.
One other item of note... The scroll is one of the ones that Paul Goff made for me... I LOVE that man's work.
In fact I donated an auction item for the Exhibition of having the opportunity to collaborate with him on a custom mounted scroll. I valued the experiance of working with him so much, I wanted someone else to have that pleasure as well. Plus owning a Paul Goff scroll is just a wonderful thing... and to have it made to ones own specs is very nice.