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Exhibition in South Africa

Post  Robert Steven on Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:08 pm

Here are some of the bonsai during the recent 3rd. Africa Bonsai Convention in Durban. Great show, great time with great peoples. Hope you enjoy it...














































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Post  bucknbonsai on Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:10 pm

I like the accent extinguisher in the first photo. Great trees.

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Post  Robert Steven on Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:18 pm

Bonsai mania's cars...




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Post  Russell Coker on Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:18 pm


Thanks for sharing!

I hope someone can identify the trees. What's the second tree with the flakey bark? Is the third a saikei planting of jaboticaba? Is the last Celtis?

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Post  Robert Steven on Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:20 pm

Bill Valavanis restyled a black pine with his bending technique...




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Post  Robert Steven on Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:23 pm

The second, they called it paper-bark, but I don't remember the botanical name. 3rd. is forest or whatever you want to call (damn it, forgot to note down all the species, sorry)..and last one suppose to be celtis chinensis.

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Post  Robert Steven on Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:28 pm

And here was my demo tree, an Olive...






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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:03 pm

Some nice trees they got there. I like the forest.
...and the special car plate.
...nice work too on the cascade.

Thanks for sharing Robert.

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Post  Robert Steven on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:06 pm

They have many nice Olive materials and I brought home one..will post it... Cool

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Post  Hank Miller on Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:27 pm

Thanks for posting !

The tree is a commiphora - common name paperbark or kanniedood
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there is one on my website - http://www.tandamiti.com/gallery/album/indexPer.htm#Com1447-0927.jpg

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Post  -Brent- on Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:29 pm

Hi Robert

So this is the reason you were lugging that camera around! Great photo's.

I really enjoyed both your demo's, including the magic branches that grew (lettuce) leaves within a couple of hours Very Happy

I rocketed back home to Joburg the next day and applied your transformation theory to one of my boring old stumps... So thanks for the inspiration.

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Post  Robert Steven on Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:28 am

Thanks Hank.

Hi Brent, yes, we had great time in Namibia as well. Hope you picked up something workable..so nice to meeting you all there...

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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:11 am

Good to see and very interesting to see the different ways of bonsai styles around the world. There are some very talented trees. Looks like you did a good job there Robert and William. Congratulations.

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Post  Robert Steven on Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:24 am

Thanks Morten. We got tons of inspiration during our bonsai safari in Namibia, you need to see to believe their natura, the trees, the stones...
My next creation will be dedicated to our African friends. I brought few nice acacia and small leaves ficus home, also different seeds of acacia. This is the first time I get nervous can't wait another years to create something, and the first time I break my own rule for having obsession to create my bonsai before having the materials... Evil or Very Mad

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Post  Andrew Legg on Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:46 am

Russell Coker wrote:
Thanks for sharing!

I hope someone can identify the trees. What's the second tree with the flakey bark? Is the third a saikei planting of jaboticaba? Is the last Celtis?

Hey Russel, the saikei is either Celtis sinensis or Celtis africana which is our loacle version commonly known as White Stinkwood or in Afrikkan Wit Stinkhout. Shout if you want names of any others.

Cheers,

Andrew

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