These Pictures were Uploaded earlier this year after the anual Brussels Bonsai Rendezvous event. This is really an old post but I want to populate some interesting posts. Rendezvous is an annual convention held Memorial Day weekend at Brussels Bonsai in Olive Branch, Mississippi. (near Memphis, TN) Several top Bonsai masters were on hand for the event. I have been to 3 of them and had a blast every time!
The first pic is a display tree from a previous Rendezvous. I don’t remember what kind of tree though.
This is another previous Rendezvous tree. I like the overall look of it especially since it is still young. I also like the presentation alot.
Yet another past Rendezvous tree! An Azalea this time. I have always wanted to get an azalea bonsai but for some reason every potted azalea I get dies from pests or disease so I can’t bring myself to get a specimen tree.
This is probably my favorite of the past Rendezvous trees, probably because I am partial to juniper and pines. I particualarly like the deadwood on this tree. I generally have mixed results with junipers depending on when I get them.
One of my favorite Bonsai masters at rendezvous is Marc Noelanders. The next several photos are from his demonstration at the beginning of the event. It is always interesting to watch him work and learn from his experience during these types of events.
This is a close up of the juniper Marc is working on showing the wiring process and some jin’s and shar’s
Another closeup this time of the almost completed demonstration tree. If you compare it to the pictures above you can tell just how much work and vision went into this tree.
The finished tree with the front marked.
This year my wife Elena also did a workshop. She picked the gardenia workshop with bonsai master Kathy Shaner. Here is a picture of what her initial tree looked like.
Kathy and Elena working on her tree together. It looks fairly bare now but actually hers was one of the least trimmed trees in the end.
The main workshop I took this year was the black pine with Marc Noelanders. Here is a picture of what the trees looked like before we started work. Notice just how bushy and overgrown it is.