To be Exhibited at the Bonsai Societies of Florida

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To be Exhibited at the Bonsai Societies of Florida

Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue May 25, 2010 6:54 pm

I am planning to show this Japanese Black Pine exposed root style at the upcoming Bonsai Society of Florida convention and exhibition in Orlando this weekend. It has taken over 8 years to get the cascading branch to extend and to fill in. The current pot in by Tom Dimig made many years ago and purchased from Jim Smith who got it from Tom. It is a hasty backyard shot.

This tree was featured in Robert Stephens book "Bonsai Transformation." Very appropriate as Robert will be a guest artist at this weekend's convention.





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Post  jgeanangel on Tue May 25, 2010 7:02 pm

I am at work so I cannot see the picture...I am sure the tree looks great. I did want to say that Tom's last name is Dimig. I credit Tom with getting me started in Bonsai. Unfortunately to my knowledge, he hasn't made any pots in 10 years or more now and is basically out of the bonsai scene...Perhaps someday he will bring his talents for both designing trees and creating beautiful pottery back to the bonsai community.
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Post  Velodog2 on Tue May 25, 2010 7:14 pm

I still love this style. When done properly, as here, I think the roots suggest a real trunk, but with more movement and grace than a solid trunk could ever have.

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Post  Jerry Meislik on Tue May 25, 2010 7:53 pm

Rob,
Very, very nice tree. Congrats.
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Post  Victrinia Ridgeway on Tue May 25, 2010 7:53 pm

I hope you'll share a photo of the display.... great tree... Smile

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue May 25, 2010 7:56 pm

Victrinia Ridgeway wrote:I hope you'll share a photo of the display.... great tree... Smile

Victrinia

Thanks all, still working out what will be the display.
I will post when done.

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Post  Dustin Mann on Tue May 25, 2010 8:54 pm

Absolutely stunning Rob. You have made wonderful example of applying proper growing techniques to bring out best in species used to somewhat cooler conditions. Very nice pot. Have a blue glaze pot made by Tom(his unusual shaped drainage holes and cursive sign.) Have a good time in NY. Dustin Very Happy

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Tue May 25, 2010 9:30 pm

Hi Rob.
Wonderful, really great tree. ThumbsUp
I have a very similar yamadori Pinus mugo, with whom I want to go a similar direction.

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Chinese Elm for BSF Convention Display

Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed May 26, 2010 1:46 am

Thanks guys.

This is the other tree I intend to display. A Chinese Elm natural broom. Pot by Nick Lenz.






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Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed May 26, 2010 1:48 am

Pavel Slovák wrote:Hi Rob.
Wonderful, really great tree. ThumbsUp
I have a very similar yamadori Pinus mugo, with whom I want to go a similar direction.

Pavel

Pavel, this Japanese Black Pine was not a yamadori but rather nursery grown from seed.

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Post  Ed Trout on Wed May 26, 2010 11:12 pm

Great looking trees Rob,

Can't wait to see them this weekend.

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu May 27, 2010 12:26 am

Same here Ed, if I can get my special project at work done in time. Really burning the midnight oil.

The Buttonwood for your demo is growing like gangbusters in my back yard. Bring your carving tools. Very Happy

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Post  Ed Trout on Thu May 27, 2010 12:40 am

Same problem here. We had our biggest order entry day in the history of the company today. I plan on "sneaking out the back door" tomorrow evening, and hope they don't miss me till Tuesday!! I will be sure to pack my grinders ( and my wheaties )

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon May 31, 2010 7:19 pm

The BSF Convention was this weekend and BSF put on a pretty good show. The Exhibit feature some nice trees, most on the medium to small size which is unusual for a Florida exhibit.

As promised here are photos of my display. The backdrop is the striped wall paper of the hotel. The horizontal wood along the horizon is a chair rail in the hotel's meeting room.

This the Exposed Root Japanese Black Pine with a Japanses summer scene scroll and an accent plant. The accent pot was made in Puerto Rico.
I made both wood stands.


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Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon May 31, 2010 7:25 pm

This was my other display, a Chinese Elm in a natural broom style along with a Willow Leaf Ficus as an companion and an accent plant made with two varieties of succulents (sedum and something else.) The Chinese Elm is in a Nick Lenz, USA, pot. The accent is in a Dale Cochoy, USA, pot. The Ficus is in a reproduction of an antique Chinese pot commissioned by the Bonsai Clubs International a few years ago. I made all three stands.


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Post  irene_b on Mon May 31, 2010 8:29 pm

Fantastic displays Rob!!!! ThumbsUp

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Post  Ian Young on Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:00 pm

Very nice Rob. I'm not a big fan of exposed root style as many of them just don't work for me. Yours however is a lovely example and what makes it even more impressive is the fact that's it's done from nursery stock and in your climate! Well done thumbs up

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Hijinks from Florida BSF Convention

Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:06 pm

Some action shots from the weekend courtesy or Ronn Miller.

Robert Stephen was our guest artist for the weekend. I had the priviledge of assisting him on Friday night as he made a Brazilian Raintree Penjing.



Robert places trees and I muck the moats.



Mike Rodgers had provided some large sheets of moss - thinking it would work as a toupe I tried it on in case my hair falls out when I get old.
Note the mucky hands.


Here was the finished work.


Ed Trout worked on a large buttonwood to be raffled off donated by Ronn Miller but originally donated by Ed Trout several years ago. Interesting history of this tree.


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Post  Dale Cochoy on Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:01 am

Rob,
Nice displays.
Here is a good pic of the companion plant that was with the Elm.

I already started some sketching for the scoop L&W pot Very Happy

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