Sneak Peek of a USNBE Entry…

This is a sneak peek of a Chamaecyparis pisiferaTsukumo‘ that I am entering into the 3rd US National Bonsai Exhibition in NY next month. I’m still working on tweeking it, but I got the custom table today, which was made by Jerry Braswell. I finally settled on which accent planting and jita I would use to accompany it. A little more tweeking and it’ll be really sweet… so this is just a sneak peek for you all. I’ll be sure to get better photos before it actually goes.

Eric will be giving his own sneak peek of the tree he had accepted later in the week (when I can get a good photo).

Enjoy! And if you love the stand look forward to seeing a more detailed look at how it was built by Jerry.



US National Bonsai Exhibition Entry by Victrinia Ridgeway

10 responses to “Sneak Peek of a USNBE Entry…”

    • Thank you so much!! There’s a lot of thought that goes into how one creates a display in bonsai. It’s easy to blow it, and maybe I have… but I am no great judge of it, just an aspiring devotee. All I know is that there is a sweet feeling of serenity in looking at the composition.

      Kindest regards,


    • I find it a great honor… I have no aspirations of winning, just contributing to the credibility of the show. I hope you’ll get to experience it for yourself in the near future. It’s a worthy goal. Then you too can feel like the parent of a child in a beauty pageant. lol

  1. yes, it’s very calming, and I would say gives a sensation of coolness as well.

    • That is a perfect description of it… if it’s hot in NY I hope someone will feel a little relief looking at it. ;o)

  2. Very, very, nice. Are you going to have a chance to travel east for the exhibition? It should be an interesting few days.

    • Sadly not this time… We have to be at ABS to help Daniel with his demo… so it’s 2014 for us. I will hope to hear about it from good folks such as yourself though. 🙂

  3. Just lovely, Vic! Two things that I love…the way both pieces reach in an almost mirror image to the left, and the vivid green of the smaller plant. It seems like a small sun warming and spotlighting the tree. Just love it. I am always blown away by how blessed I am to have such a talented daughter-in-law. Can’t wait to see Eric’s tree! See you soon chica!

    • Thank you mother!!! I can’t wait to see you and Dad next month, and go collecting!!! WOOHOO!!!! Love you so much, can’t wait to spend my birthday with you. xoxox V

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