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Post  gregb on Mon May 10, 2010 9:29 pm

The Bonsai Society of Portland (Oregon) had its annual spring show this weekend at the Japanese Garden Pavillion. The Garden is considered to be one of the best in the U.S. and is an ideal setting for a bonsai show.

Please be patient while I re-learn how to post a picture thread as I seldom post to this forum. I will try to give the species of tree and name of artist from memory. I know three of the trees already because they were mine Sleep First up is a shohin display by Arline Sigourney. The pine at the top is mine and won best shohin
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A close-up of my lodgepole pine shohin

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A shot of the tokonoma display; Japanese maple by Dennis Vojtilla
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Bob Laws won best deciduous with his air-layered apple. A very heavy tree Shocked
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Scot Elser won best conifer with his Limber pine, a collected tree from Randy Knight.
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A Southwestern white pine of mine. It took 3 of us to lift it on the pedestal Shocked
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Anne Spencer's red maple. Anne is known for her outstanding nebari (on her trees, that is Laughing)
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My procumbens juniper, originally styled by John Naka in 1985; I purchased it in 2002 from Loveda Petrie
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A nice little shimpaku from Manny
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A Chinese quince from Dennis Vojtilla

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Post  gregb on Mon May 10, 2010 10:02 pm

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A plum (Ume) also Dennis's
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A Noble fir from Lee Cheatle
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An Dogwood from Steve Willcox
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Scott Elser's pine (black pine, I think)
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Bob Laws trident maple
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Engelman spruce from Scott Elser
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A spruce shohin from Anne Spencer
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Another Engelman spruce from Mark Vossbrink
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Tree by Anne Spencer; Liquidamber scratch
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More shohin
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Still more shohin, various artists
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Arctic birch (actually a willow) from Scot Elser or Lee Cheatle
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Scot Elser's high altitude display/Bunjin pine
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A Japanese maple group from Dennis Vojtilla; seed for these collected from Imperial Garden in Japan
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Overview of trees together

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Post  peter keane on Mon May 10, 2010 10:05 pm

I've heard of southwestern white pine (pinus strobiflora) as a bonsai specimen. how does it do in Portland?
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Post  gregb on Mon May 10, 2010 10:15 pm

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Another shot of show
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More
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Dennis Vojtilla was doing a wiring demo on his Princess persimmon. Expression on face is how we all felt towards the end of the show Rolling Eyes Bonsai Society of Portland Spring Show Spring39

There were quite a few more trees I just couldn't get decent shots of because I couldn't get far enough away from them. Hope you enjoyed the show
cheers

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Post  gregb on Mon May 10, 2010 10:20 pm

peter keane wrote:I've heard of southwestern white pine (pinus strobiflora) as a bonsai specimen. how does it do in Portland?

Peter--I collected this tree in 2005 from Southeast Arizona. I moved to Oregon in 2006 and of the trees I brought with me from Arizona this one has done the best of all. I innoculated it with mycorhizzae before potting in the grow box and I think that helped immensely because the entire grow box was colonized with the mycellium. The pine grew so well I had to thin out needles last fall.

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Post  peter keane on Mon May 10, 2010 10:27 pm

I wonder if I could find it in San Antonio, Texas??
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Post  gregb on Mon May 10, 2010 10:37 pm

This came from over 9,000' elevation; I doubt it's range is that far east. I think Texas would be too hot and too dry for this species. Maybe New Mexico.

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue May 11, 2010 1:49 am

Greg thanks for posting the nice trees.

I heard Dennis Vojtilla is driving trees to the US National Exhibition in Rochester, NY, from Oregon and Washington State. I wonder if any of these are going east.
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Post  gregb on Tue May 11, 2010 5:27 am

Glad you liked them, Rob. I know of at least 3 (not telling which Razz ) Guess the curious will just have to attend to tell what ones are jocolor
And yes, Dennis is driving them over Shocked

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Post  Jerry Meislik on Thu May 13, 2010 2:52 am

Thanks for posting some incredibly nice bonsai.
Any club should be proud to put on this quality of show.
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Post  Hawaiian77 on Thu May 13, 2010 3:38 am

Much Mahalo for sharing pictures of the show. ThumbsUp Really nice showing of some beautiful bonsai's. I really like the Oriental Sweetgum. thumbs up I'm thinking of doing one if I can only find space for it on my lani!! Twisted Evil

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Post  gregb on Fri May 14, 2010 4:22 am

I appreciate the kind words about the club. We have a good club Dance

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