Redwood Empire Bonsai Society annual show 2011

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Redwood Empire Bonsai Society annual show 2011

Post  misfit1 on Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:04 pm

REBS annual show is this weekend at the Veteran's Hall in Santa Rosa, California and I thought I'd share a few photos. The exhibit was HUGE with over 200 trees. Amazing!!

I thought since it is the Redwood Empire Bonsai show I should start the post off with...what else? An awesome Sequoiadendron sempervirens.


Pomegranate

Liquidamber

Another Coastal Redwood

California Juniper

Japanese White Pine

Gingko

Hawthorn


This is just a few of the wonderful trees being shown. Kathy Shaner, the REBS sensei, is doing demos both days and there are tons of vendors (I bought a wonderful Redwood yamadori pre-bonsai from Mendocino Coast Bonsai!). I am truly fortunate to belong to such an wonderful organization.

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Post  Russell Coker on Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:07 pm

Wow, those redwoods are fascinating! Nice CA juniper too. They look nice with plenty of foliage, it helps to soften all of that dead wood. Is that hawthron a native tree?

PLEASE post more pictures!

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Post  DangerousBry on Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:11 pm

Great trees... Likes like a great setup!!
Will you be following these photo's with some more?? Have you got one from an elevated position for an overall view??

Thanks again ... Bryan

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Post  misfit1 on Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:28 pm

Russell Coker wrote:Wow, those redwoods are fascinating! Nice CA juniper too. They look nice with plenty of foliage, it helps to soften all of that dead wood. Is that hawthron a native tree?

PLEASE post more pictures!

I'm not sure if that Hawthorn in particular was collected in CA, but they are found in the wild here. Whether or not they have always been indigenous to Cali or they are an exotic species, i don't know. I do know many species are listed in Jepson's manual of Higher Plants of California including common hawthorn, Craetaegus monogyna.

Here's some more photos:

Elm group

California Juniper

Hinoki Cypress? grove

I think this is a Shimpaku, I can't remember

Again, Shimpaku?

I believe this was a Utah Juniper

Trident Maple

Korean Hornbeam


I've got more photos if you're still interested. There were so many trees there Shocked

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Re: Redwood Empire Bonsai Society annual show 2011

Post  Russell Coker on Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:13 pm

More, please!

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Post  AdamG on Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:19 pm

That Ginkgo looks massive!

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Redwood Empire Bonsai Society annual show 2011

Post  Ka Pabling on Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:05 am


This show is really amazing! congratulations to the organizers! lol!

Best wishes
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Post  jrodriguez on Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:39 pm

The so called 'Utah Juniper' is actually a San Jose Juniper stock grafted with Shimpaku, by Jim Gremel.

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Post  misfit1 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:03 pm

jrodriguez wrote:The so called 'Utah Juniper' is actually a San Jose Juniper stock grafted with Shimpaku, by Jim Gremel.

Thanks, jrodriguez. Smile I couldn't remember. I did recall seeing that tree before, though. Jim had brought it into one of the monthly meetings for "show and tell".


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Re: Redwood Empire Bonsai Society annual show 2011

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:10 pm

I wanted to add this with misfit1's permission...

http://bonsaitonight.com/2011/08/30/redwood-empire-bonsai-societys-28th-annual-show/

It was sent to me by a former resident/member who now lives here and lurks on the forum. Anyway, great trees. At least one of the trees identified as shimpaku is actually a California native Mendocino cypress, and for me is a far more interesting tree than a home grown or imported shimpaku. I'd love to know more about it...

If you folks are IBC members I sure wish you'd share your trees here.

R

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Mendocino Pygmy Cypress

Post  bob shimon on Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:06 am

The Mendocino Cypress is mine, as well as the 2 redwoods. This is an unusally large one for this species which I collected 18 years ago. They are stunted due to the soil conditions in which they grow, in a small area, close to the Northern Calif. coast. They are old trees with nice bark that grow nicely once the old soil is removed over a period of a couple of years. The foliage is similar to shimpaku but has a citrus smell to it. The picture is out of proportion, and it looks much better in person. If you notice the stand, it appears to be square, when it is in fact rectangular. I'm looking for a different pot, probably a rectangle.
In 2012, the theme for the Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF) Convention will be California natives to be held in Sacramento. I have set aside 8 of these for a workshop. This will be the first time that a workshop has been offered on this species. We only collect 15 - 20 a year. If you want to see a nice one, that is in its early stages of development, go to Ryan Neil's web site. It is a cascade that he got from us shortly after returning from Japan. Click on gallery, then click on portfolio. Click on the picture, and it will show you a before and after picture.

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Re: Redwood Empire Bonsai Society annual show 2011

Post  Russell Coker on Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:16 pm

Thanks Bob.

I think you have a real treasure there, and with your redwoods too. I wish I could grow material like that, much less collect it. That Monterey pine on the webite is really great too. There is so much amazing local material aound the USA but we so rarely get to see it, here anyway.

Also, thanks for the heads-up about Ryan's tree. I'll be sure to check it out. Sounds like y'all are planning a great convention too. Oh, and I sure your cypress will be beautiful in ANY pot you choose!


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Re: Redwood Empire Bonsai Society annual show 2011

Post  coh on Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:36 pm

Great show. Especially like that cork oak (not shown here, but on the link Russell provided). Also like the unusual items (fig, grape) shown on the link.

Does anyone know which species of liquidambar that is (styraciflua, orientalis, something else)? Curious because one of my long term projects is an American Sweetgum and I don't come across them too often. I have to say that I'm not particularly fond of the shape/styling chosen for this one, though.

Chris

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Post  drgonzo on Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:44 am

Could I offer you something sir?... Coffee?.... Tea?..... Accent Plant?


Stuff like that just makes me smile Very Happy

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Post  Agus Pandetria on Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:36 am

Excellent show, thank you for sharing all pictures.

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