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  1. William N. Valavanis

    WORLD BONSAI DAY 2019

    World Bonsai Day 2019 was celebrated today in Rochester, New York by the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York and the International Bonsai Arboretum. Check out my blog: www.valavanisbonsaiblog for a complete report and photos of the World Bonsai Day 2019 celebration. I hope everyone, all around...
  2. William N. Valavanis

    US National Bonsai Exhibition, Sept 8-9, 2018

    Call For Entries The 2018 will be held on September 8-9, 2018, in Rochester, New York. Over 200 museum-quality bonsai from throughout the United States will be formally displayed. Are you proud of your bonsai and would like to have it displayed in the finest bonsai exhibition in the United...
  3. William N. Valavanis

    DWARF COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE FIND!

    Last week Diane stopped by a nearby garden center and discovered a couple of interesting trees, a Waldbrunn Colorado Blue Spruce and a Sharps Pygmy Japanese Maple. She sent me a few photos and the next day we went together to pick up the two trees. She has a good trained eye. This cultivar of...
  4. William N. Valavanis

    US NATIONAL SHOHIN BONSAI EXHIBITION

    The first US National Shohin Bonsai Exhibition will be held on June 23-25, 2017 at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, a short 30 mile drive north of Charlotte, NC. Fine quality shohin and small size bonsai will be displayed in a unique venue. If you have a fine quality shohin...
  5. William N. Valavanis

    SOIL FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN JUNIPER?

    This afternoon one of my students brought in his Rocky Mountain juniper. Within a few minutes the entire studio smelled like cat pee! It was too cold for him to go outside to work, so I looked for a can of Glade air freshener. Would a soil mix of scented or deodorized kitty litter help with...
  6. William N. Valavanis

    NEW SUISEKI TV PROGRAM

    Suiseki TV Program! NHK Japan’s largest broadcasting organization just released a superb TV Program: Suiseki: A World of Understated Beauty within Natural Stone It’s a 28 minute documentary which was broadcast on January 20th. It is only available for viewing until February 3, 2016. Scenes from...
  7. William N. Valavanis

    INTERNATIONAL BONSAI ARBORETUM 2015 AUTUMN HOUSE & SALE

    The International Bonsai Arboretum 2015 Autumn House & Sale will be held on September 5-6, 2015, in Rochester, New York. Bonsai lecture/demonstrations by award winning bonsai artists: Harvey Carapella, Marc Arpag and Wm. N. Valavanis will be held daily at 11am and 2pm. Bonsai and supplies will...
  8. William N. Valavanis

    Special exhibits at us national bonsai exhibition

    We are fortunate again to have the support of the following botanical gardens, arboreta, collections and organizations which will be displaying at the US National Bonsai Exhibition. Outstanding bonsai from these distinguished collections will be on display. US National Bonsai & Penjing...
  9. William N. Valavanis

    JApanese bonsai master workshop

    Second generation bonsai artist, Hiro Yamaji proprietor of Sansho-En Bonsai Garden in Kokubunji, Japan will be conducting a special one-day hands-on workshop. Mr. Yamaji is a graduate of Osaka University and fluent in English and has presented programs throughout the United States, Canada and...
  10. William N. Valavanis

    Japanese bonsai master workshop

    Second generation bonsai artist, Hiro Yamaji proprietor of Sansho-En Bonsai Garden in Kokubunji, Japan will be conducting a special one-day hands-on workshop. Mr. Yamaji is a graduate of Osaka University and fluent in English and has presented programs throughout the United States, Canada and...
  11. William N. Valavanis

    Summer display

    A few months ago while picking up some ProMix at a feed store I looked around in their nursery yard. I noticed a couple of interesting new hydrangeas which I've never seen before. I was not looking for anything in particular, just looking and my eye was caught by the shape of the hydrangeas...
  12. William N. Valavanis

    Suiseki exhibition at 2014 us national bonsai exhibition

    This year the 2014 US National Bonsai Exhibition will also include an Invitational Suiseki Exhibition. Each suiseki will be formally displayed with an accessory and some with hanging scrolls. Suiseki from around the world will be on exhibit in the same room as the bonsai exhibition. If well...
  13. William N. Valavanis

    2014 us national bonsai exhibition demonstration schedule

    2014 US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION DEMONSTRATIONS Post William N. Valavanis Today at 9:50 pm Continuous demonstrations will take place during the upcoming 4th US National Bonsai Exhibition in Rochester, New York. DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE All Demonstrations FREE With Paid Admission Daily...
  14. William N. Valavanis

    2014 us national bonsai exhibition

    The 4th US National Bonsai Exhibition will be held on September 13-14, 2014 in Rochester, New York. A new larger venue (over 35,000 square feet) has been selected to display the selected fine bonsai in the space necessary to highlight their beauty along with the largest bonsai sales area in the...
  15. William N. Valavanis

    2014 4th US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION

    The 4th US National Bonsai Exhibition will be held on September 13-14, 2014 in Rochester, New York. A new larger venue (over 35,000 square feet) has been selected to display the selected fine bonsai in the space necessary to highlight their beauty along with the largest bonsai sales area in the...
  16. William N. Valavanis

    First nippon suiseki exhibition

    The FIRST "Nippon Suiseki Exhibition" sponsored by the newly reorganized Nippon Suiseki Association will be held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art. Museum on February 9-13, 2014 Kunio Kobayashi the new president of the Nippon Suiseki Assoiation and is assisted by Seiji Morimae. That's exciting...
  17. William N. Valavanis

    Free Valavanis Seminar At Winter Silhouette Exhibition

    The first Winter Silhouette Bonsai Exhibition will be held on December 7-8, 2013 at the North Carolina Research Center in Kannapolis, NC. The beauty of deciduous bonsai is best appreciated when they are leafless and this is the first time such an exhibition has been attempted on the East coast...
  18. William N. Valavanis

    2013 international bonsai autumn open house & sale

    Bonsai displays as well as masterpiece bonsai in the garden will be available for study. Bonsai, pre-bonsai, containers, tools, books and supplies will also be on sale. Award winning bonsai artists Harvey Carapella, Marc Arpag and Wm. N. Valavanis will be presenting advanced bonsai...
  19. William N. Valavanis

    Valavanis 50th anniversary exhibit

    Everyone is cordially invited to visit the 50th Anniversary Valavanis Bonsai Exhibit At the International Bonsai Colloquium, Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, 2013 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Airport, 911 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, New York. Five rooms will be filled with 22...
  20. William N. Valavanis

    Special benefit auction at june colloquium

    One of my private clients who has been collecting some of my finest bonsai during the past seven years is moving into a smaller home. She has donated her entire bonsai collection of 34 trees to the Monroe Community Hospital Foundation, which supports the Monroe Community Hospital where the...
  21. William N. Valavanis

    40th upstate new york bonsai exhibitioin

    Everyone, near and far, is invited to visit our 40th Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 2013 in Rochester, New York. The event will be at the Monroe Community Hospital at the corner of Westfall and E. Henrietta Roads. Rochester's famous Lilac Festival will also...
  22. William N. Valavanis

    40th Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition

    Everyone, near and far, is invited to visit our 40th Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 2013 in Rochester, New York. The event will be at the Monroe Community Hospital at the corner of Westfall and E. Henrietta Roads. Rochester's famous Lilac Festival will also...
  23. William N. Valavanis

    Warren hill bonsai sale

    Warren Hill has had serious health problems and his bonsai will be sold on Saturday. Here is a message from Matt Berenberg: ust a friendly reminder that due to health issues Warren Hill has authorized a sale of specimen trees, pre-bonsai and stock material at his Tree Haven School of Bonsai...
  24. William N. Valavanis

    International bonsai colloquium

    What’s a colloquium? I’d like to invite everyone to attend the International Bonsai Colloquium on June 6-9, 2013 in Rochester, New York. Having organized over 30 successful symposia & seminars, attending hundreds more around the world, and traveling to see bonsai across the globe, I...
  25. William N. Valavanis

    Upstate new york suiseki exhibit

    The Suiseki Study Group of Upstate New York will be having our 2nd Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibit on Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2, 2012 at the International Bonsai Arboretum in Rochester, New York. This event will take place during the Autumn 2012 Open House & Sale. Additionally...
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