MARCH 2019 IBA – NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2019 IBA - NEWSLETTER

The 6th Japan Suiseki Exhibition is being held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno Park, Tokyo, on February 14-17, 2019. This is the same venue as the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition, but in a different gallery on the 2nd floor. It was Norio Kobayashi’s (no relation to Kunio Kobayashi,) dream to elevate the art […]

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JANUARY 2019 – IBA NEWSLETTER

JANUARY 2019 – IBA NEWSLETTER

Earlier this month I visited the east coast of Florida. The person we stayed with suggested we visit a local botanical garden, Heathcoate Gardens. We paid our fee and began walking thepath away from the entrance building. Almost immediately, we came to a Japanese looking entrance gate. Beyond was a surprise treasure I did not […]

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NOVEMBER 2018 – IBA NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 2018 – IBA NEWSLETTER

The 2018 summer growing season has come to an end with a hard freeze a few days ago. But, before winter arrived, my deciduous bonsai decided to put on a show and I’d like to share their beauty with you.  November 2018 – IBA NEWSLETTER

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Fall Show 2018

Fall Show 2018

Fall Show at Reimen Gardens in Ames, Iowa

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OCTOBER 2018 – IBA NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2018 – IBA NEWSLETTER

I cannot do justice to the history of our Fall show in Ames, but it goes back more than 25 years. To the best of my knowledge, Alan Magruder and Bill Todd organized our first show around 1992. Sometime later, I took the helm for a short period only to hand it over to Ivan […]

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SEPTEMBER 2018 – IBA NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 2018 – IBA NEWSLETTER

In August, Andy Smith of South Dakota, gave a workshop on collected trees to several Eastern Iowa club members at the Pavilion in Jones Park. SEPTEMBER 2018 – IBA NEWSLETTER

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