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Post  DreadyKGB on Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:33 pm

Hey all here are the two best in show from this year. For the full photo set check the blog.
http://midwestbonsaisociety.wordpress.com/

Best in Show (Open) Trident Maple over rock


Best in Show (Professional) R.A.F. Scots Pine
For a history on the development of this pine check out Bill Valvanis's blog
http://valavanisbonsaiblog.com/2013/08/09/raf-dwarf-scots-pine-bonsai-development/


Bill's blog is new and well worth a read through...

Todd

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Post  heyyou82 on Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:07 pm

I spent a few hours at the show yesterday. Both winning trees are great! If I remember correctly the RoR Trident was even on loan to the Chicago Botanic Garden (where the Mid-America show is) last year.

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Post  juniper07 on Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:50 pm

Beautiful trees... unfortunately, the only time I could go to the show was when the trees were being judged. So I couldn't see the show trees, however I had a blast at the vendor area (though I was on a budget).

I can't wait to see more pictures. I really like the root-over-rock Trident, but I don't think the indigo glaze suits the tree well.


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A few more

Post  DreadyKGB on Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:26 am

Here's a few more...













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Post  juniper07 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:58 pm

Does anyone know when Bjorn's critique will go up on Youtube? Please keep us informed.

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Post  AlainK on Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:19 pm

Thanks for posting, some very nice trees there.

Do you (or does anyone) have a better pic of the root-over-rock trident ma^ple showing the roots?

What is the species of the two trees in a shallow pot? Larix, Cedrus? I like them a lot, I like this "minimalist" approach, very natural to me.


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Post  Fore on Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:53 pm

juniper07 wrote:Does anyone know when Bjorn's critique will go up on Youtube? Please keep us informed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQshj8Gf35c#t=652

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Re: Mid America Bonsai Show (Chicago, IL)...

Post  heyyou82 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:50 am

AlainK wrote:Thanks for posting, some very nice trees there.

Do you (or does anyone) have a better pic of the root-over-rock trident ma^ple showing the roots?

What is the species of the two trees in a shallow pot? Larix, Cedrus? I like them a lot, I like this "minimalist" approach, very natural to me.

Assuming you meant the following tress, then yes, they are American Larch. I've also seen them in the winter, they look great too when bare. One of my favorite trees!

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Re: Mid America Bonsai Show (Chicago, IL)...

Post  AlainK on Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:21 am

Thanks for the reply.

Once again, I love it/them Wink

And the second trident-over-rock has an impressive root spread on the stone, beautiful.

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