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Post  gman on Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:28 pm

Hi Folks,
I wanted to share some photos of our clubs 5th annual Canada Day Bonsai Show.  It is a very informal event aimed at giving the general public a view into the wonderful world of Bonsai.  We hold it on the Canada Long Weekend as there are many events that draw 1000's of people to the local area and our show is adjacent to the big draw - "Transformations on the Shore" - a chainsaw carving contest..... our show is far enough away from the noise, in a garden that overlooks Discovery passage and Quadra Island.  After some morning cloud the sun broke out and the crowds came, we estimated that we had close to 400 in the first few hours.Very Happy 
Cheers Graham
The entrance to the garden/show:
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The main entrance show piece - A double trunked Mountain Hemlock
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A table of Shore Pine bunjin
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A Trident Maple
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An unusual accent pot with a sedum
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Post  gman on Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:35 pm

An ancient Alaskan Cw;
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Another Shore Pine bunjin;
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Two more large Mountain Hemlock;
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A Mountian Hemlock Cascade:
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An Arch Stone (Limestone);
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more to come.....
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Post  gman on Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:57 pm

We encouraged all members (no matter what level) to show their trees;
Here is a Downy Birch, Kinnikinnick and a shore pine forest;
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Abies Lasiocarpa, Jap. Larch, Smokebush and small Mountain Hemlock;
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Shore Pine, Siberian elm and Ginkgo biloba
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A shot looking into a section of the show;
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We had a demo station so that the public could watch some "first styling" being performed;
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That is it for now....
Cheers Graham
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Post  Russell Coker on Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:21 pm

Wonderful! Got any better pictures of those 2 hemlocks?????
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Post  gman on Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:29 pm

Hi Russel,
I dont..... but I'll see if any of the other club members do as there were a few of us taking pictures..............but here is a western and mountain hemlock.  
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Post  Jason Eider on Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:30 pm

thanks for posting graham, love seeing what folks have been doing w/ our NW natives.
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Post  JimLewis on Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:35 pm

Love it! You guys have a real thing for literati. Love that windswept/semi-cascade hemlock.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:30 pm

Your club has some very nice trees. The Hemlocks are gorgeous! I like the Bunjin Shore Pine too. Its the first time that I've seen a "fish bowl" stand harmonize with a tree.
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Post  gman on Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:23 pm

Thanks, Jason - our club encourages the use of natives ......and a few of us collect every year so the newer members have access to them ....it makes for some great monthly meetings as we can complete seasonal work together on the same species.
Thanks for the compliments Jim.
Todd, we all agreed that the composition worked well - a senior members tree - he oftern has trees in the Pacific Northwest Bonsai Assoications convention/AGM when it returns north of the 49th (next time is Victoria in the fall of 2014).
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Post  Ashiod on Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:52 am

I have to agree with Jim, that semi-cascade hemlock looks really good.
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