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Post  newzealandteatree on Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:29 pm

Over the weekend the Bonsai Society of Western Australia held its' Spring Show. Admission is a gold coin ($1) to charity (Telethon). I estimated over 2,000 went thru the gate. Here are some of the trees on show. Apologies for the poor quality of the photo. Lighting was not ideal and was shooting in a rush.
Cheers, CJ

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Baeckea
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Albany Woollybush
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NZ Tea Tree
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Paperbark
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Juniper
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Paperbark
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Olive
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Camellia
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Bottlebrush
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Post  newzealandteatree on Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:35 pm

I don't know why the picture turned out so small. I did the same as I have always done.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:36 pm

If I click on the small photo a larger photo comes up in serving.com
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Post  newzealandteatree on Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:41 pm

That's what I got too, Billy. However that's not what it used to be.

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Post  ray78 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:42 pm

Thanks for sharing. I love the tea tree. Do you think it will grow in the tropics? I found some seeds sale in Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/New-Zealand-Tea-Seeds-Leptospermum/dp/B000UTJ9OY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350999563&sr=8-1&keywords=new+zealand+tea+tree+seeds

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Post  newzealandteatree on Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:52 pm

Hi Ray, my relative tried to grow them in Singapore. No luck. The weather in Singapore is hot year round (25 - 35). They can stand a few months of hot weather like those in Perth (up to 42). However they just love a cold spell. I observed that when the weather here goes thru a really cool spell, my tea trees look more radiant and vigorous. I saw two NZ tea trees in Singapore but grown under controlled condition in the brand new over S$1 billion Garden by the Bay.

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Post  Budi Sulistyo on Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:28 pm

Nice exhibition. Thanks for sharing.

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Post  Leo Schordje on Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:58 pm

Very nice to see good examples using Australian natives.
The Albany Woollybush is really different. Nice
The bark on the Callistemon is well developed.
Thanks for posting
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Post  sunip on Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:01 pm

Hello,

Thanks for showing.
I love the space of that Baeckea,
also the Bottlebrush is amazing.
Is that one of your Tea Trees?

Sunip Wink

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:14 pm

newzealandteatree wrote:That's what I got too, Billy. However that's not what it used to be.

CJ

You probably just clicked in the wrong box in the copy screen. No big deal.

Very nice show!

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Post  John Quinn on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:06 pm

Thanks for posting! Jim is probably right. There is a link to the thumbnails which you posted instead of the full sized image. No problem as it is easily seen anyway.

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Post  newzealandteatree on Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:39 am

Thanks for the compliments.
Sunip, yes the tea tree, bottle brush and baeckea are mine.

CJ
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Post  George on Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:09 pm

Great catching up with you again CJ. Your trees are inspirational - just what I needed to keep the effort up to maintain my collection.
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Post  newzealandteatree on Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:57 am

Hi George, it was my pleasure to catch up with u. Thanks for visiting everyone of our show. Keep on the wonderful journey. I understand we raised close to $3,000 for charity.

Cheers,

CJ
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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:01 am

Nice Exhibition CJ well done! and most importantly, good intentions for the charity!

regards,
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Post  newzealandteatree on Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:06 pm

Thanks Jun. We hope to get more people into bonsai. This is one way to slowly work bonsai into the mainstream of society.

Regards.

CJ
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