AUTUMN BONSAI IN ROCHESTER, NY

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AUTUMN BONSAI IN ROCHESTER, NY

Post  William N. Valavanis on Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:47 pm

Autumn has arrived in Rochester, New York!

Although it's a beautiful time of the year, especially in my garden full of deciduous bonsai, it's not my favorite season because I know what is coming up. Just signed my snowplowing contract for the season too....

We are preparing bonsai for a photo shoot next week to capture the beauty of the bonsai for my new 50th Anniversary Commemorative Album.

Enjoy!

Bill


Valavanis personal bonsai collection


Keeping bonsai out of the wind so leaves will hold until next week


Trident Maple, white pot


Chinese Quince, this bonsai is the logo for the upcoming 4th US National Bonsai Exhibition to be held in September 2014


Trident Maple, blue pot




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Re: AUTUMN BONSAI IN ROCHESTER, NY

Post  kenduncan on Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:50 pm

Hi Bill, Your trees always look great and very healthy.
Ken

PS Move South

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Post  MikeG on Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:57 pm

Stunning! Now thats eye candy.

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Post  coh on Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:11 pm

Gorgeous! Almost makes the upcoming winter worth it. Almost...

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Post  drgonzo on Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:35 pm

One of the main reasons my collection is weighted so heavily towards deciduous trees is because of this time of year. Bills Garden is almost like a candy shop of colors, like lollipops of all different flavors!

Roy also has a nice video here of a stroll around Bills Garden in Fall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL_Oq8su6aQ&feature=channel&list=UL

Best
-Jay

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Post  Jkd2572 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:07 am

Thanks for sharing bill.

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Post  AboveBeyond on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:05 am

Wow! cyclops

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Post  -keith- on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:10 am

i thought your trees were magnificent in the spring and summer, i never imagined how fall would look Shocked drunken just stunning ...thanks for sharing bill

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Post  JudyB on Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:15 am

Simply breathtaking. I love fall.

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:20 am

Thanks for taking the time to post this treat Bill. Truly stunning.

Have a great weekend!!!!
Sam

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Post  AdamDunham on Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:30 am

thumbs up Absolutely amazing. Nothing short of spectacular. I second the motion of moving south.

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Post  mientrung on Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:09 am

Thanks Bill,

The color is stunning, that is we don't have in the tropics.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:49 am

At this time, I suffer from extreme envy, until our trees begin to respond to our dry season and start to flower or change colours in the leaf.
Ha ha.
Later.
Khaimraj

*Thank you very much Mr.Valavanis.

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Post  Zach Smith on Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:44 am

Truly awesome, Bill. Thanks for sharing with those of us who are fall-color-challenged.

Zach

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Post  William N. Valavanis on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:46 pm

Glad everyone likes the color of my garden.

However, in our climate you must also take the good (but beautiful) along with the bad.

Attached are a few photos taken only 5 DAYS BEFORE the first photos!

We had our first frost/freeze of the season on Saturday, October 13, 2012. My personal bonsai collection is all watered by hand for perfect control.

But in the sales area and nursery area I have automatic irrigation, but it too, is often hand watered. I forgot the automatic watering was on in one area and we woke up to discover the ice display. Many of my Saturday students ran out to enjoy the crystals, which only lasted for about 30 minutes until the temperatures climbed above freezing. All the trees are fine, no problem at all. Actually, as water freezes it releases heat. Farmers often turn their water on dring frosts in southern areas to protect tender crops.


Bill











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Post  dick benbow on Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:07 pm

It's scenes like this that make more and more deciduous trees trees slip into my pine collection Smile
thanks for posting!

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Autumn Bonsai in New York

Post  timahlen on Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:03 pm

Nah! If he moved south, his trees would stop showing the color. Leave him up north and we'll just have to be jealous.

Enjoying the mid '80's in Texas,
Tim Ahlen

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Post  Fore on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:18 pm

Great color on a beautiful tree Bill! And those frozen pics are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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Post  anttal63 on Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:03 am

So so beautiful !!! Thanks Bill !!! cheers

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chrysanthemum

Post  Leo Schordje on Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:33 pm

Hey Bill, in the background on the right, is that a chrysanthemum bonsai? Could you post images of this tree, or a note about using Chrysanthemum. I am just starting to explore this group. How do you winter yours? What is the lowest temp you allow them to be exposed to in winter?



Beautiful autumn colors and superb trees.
Thanks

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Post  Ryan B on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:35 pm

I just left Rochester Saturday, after a week touring Bonsai Gardens in the Northeast, and Bills Bonsai in Autumn is a sight to behold! As with all Bonsai, so much better in person!
Ryan
You can see more of Bill's, and other Bonsai gardens, last week, here:
http://japanesebonsaipots.net/

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