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Post  gman on Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:50 am

Hi folks, this post is for the IBC old timers.........well for everyone really but......
I believe many of you know Anton Nijhuis who is registered here but doesn't visit that often (too busy working on his trees).
Well one of Anton's mountain hemlocks (a real monster) got "best in Show" this last weekend at the 20th annual Pacific Northwest Bonsai Clubs association convention held in Victoria BC Canada.
It was my first convention and I was very lucky in that I travelled down with Anton and learnt so much as an observer at the workshops, demos and talking to others......
I took some photos and will post if folks are interested.
Cheers Gman

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Post  fiona on Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:27 am

Please post those pics Gman, especially if you have some of Anton's monster mountain hemlock. I think we are all interested in what makes Best of Show in different events. I personally (and I'm sure I'm far from alone) am interested in how the organisers have staged the exhibits and the standard of entries in general.

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Post  John Quinn on Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:53 am

I went to that show in 2003...it was well run. First time I saw Mountain Hemlock too.
Too bad the Pacific Rim Collection is closed to the public. Have you heard anything new regarding that?
Let's see some pics!

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Pacific Rim Collection

Post  framor on Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:24 am

John Quinn wrote:I went to that show in 2003...it was well run. First time I saw Mountain Hemlock too.
Too bad the Pacific Rim Collection is closed to the public. Have you heard anything new regarding that?
Let's see some pics!

Hey John, David DeGroot (curator of the Pacific Rim collection) gave me a tour of the collection in their growing area a couple weeks ago. The trees all look great, it is too bad they aren't on public display, but David said they hope to reopen to the public in 2010 or 2011, depending on the recovery of the housing market. I feel much better knowing the trees are still in great hands.

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Re: PNWBCA - 20th Convention - Best in Show

Post  gman on Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:26 pm

Here is a photo of the exhibit area, this was early on Thursday afternoon, before they had rearranged the display putting all the taller trees along the walls and the other photos is one of the vendors area.
I must apologize as I didn't take any pictures on Anton's Hemlocks....seems like I blocked them out ......seeing as though I've seem them dozens of times.....so all my pictures are of trees that I hadn't seen before and that interested me. I'l try some other sources and will post more soon.
Cheers Gman

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PNBCA XX Victoria 2009 Pictures

Post  b0n2a1 on Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:31 pm

I have posted a bunch of pictures of the convention on flickr if anyone is interested.
It was a great convention. I had a blast. Looking forward to next year. Our club will be hosting it in Bremerton Wa.

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:35 pm

I'm interested, got a link?

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Post  fiona on Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:29 pm

Jay, run your cursor over the first sentence in that last post. The text will turn red and all you have to do is click it.

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:33 pm

Thanks Fiona, Its one of the features here that I tend to forget about.

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Post  gman on Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:43 pm

Fiona,
Anton's trees are on page 4, on the right on the bottom two rows. The upper one wont best in show.
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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:09 pm

What a nice collection of photos. This is where inspiration overpowers perspiration and our trees reaap the rewards.

JKay

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Post  Norma on Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:47 pm

Hi Graham, This was an excellent show with really great bonsai!! I'm just a little confused about your directions to the photo showing Anton's Best of Show winner. You said it was on page 4 but the link only shows 3 pages.

Congratulations, by the way, to Anton cheers

Did Anton show any stones?

Thanks for sharing a well planned show!

Norma

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Post  Curtis on Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:45 pm

I was fortunate enough to attend on Saturday and at the last minute take part in the large hemlock workshop. Had a great time! Probably seen you gman but I dont know if we met. I did however meet Anton. Very nice guy and I hope to visit you guys up in Campbell River sometime. Those were great pics. I took some too but Im not too happy with the way they turned out. The flash killed my pictures Sad

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I think this is the tree you are talking about

Post  b0n2a1 on Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:01 am

Big Hemlock

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