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A few trees from the Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011

Post  JimLewis on Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:26 pm

A select few trees from this year's Carolina Bonsai Expo:

1. American hornbeam - Carpinus caroliniana



2 Atlas cedar - Cedrus atlantica



3. Bald cypress - Taxodium distichum



4. Bald cypress



5. Bald cypress



6. Boxwood - Buxus harlandii



7. California juniper - Juniperus californica



8. American hornbeam - Carpinus caroliniana



9. Chinese elm - Ulmus parvifolia



10. Chinese elm



11. Chinese elm



13. Gingko - Gingko biloba



14. Korean hornbeam - Carpinus coreana



This tree is, in MY mind, the best tree in the show and got my vote for People's Choice award. (Which probably dooms it to come in at last place.)



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Post  moyogijohn on Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:45 pm

JIM ,, These are some nice trees.. i like the cypress but the tree you picked is really different ..I know it took a long time to develop that treein the style it is !!!! i know you had fou..thanks for shareing take care john

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Re: A few trees from the Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011

Post  BrianG on Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:21 pm

Thanks for sharing so soon. I hope to see lots of more pics when the show is done! Very Happy

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Post  Neil Jaeger on Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:21 pm

I agree with the Korean hornbeam - Carpinus coreana being the better tree, the exposed roots with that color bark is amazing.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:14 am

I agree too - the Korean hornbeam is beautiful and has my vote. I like the ginkgo and its pot with the ginkgo leaf motif. The bald cypress in the grey "minimalist" pot and minimal planting is striking.I presume the top dressing is cinders; looks like water. The Buxus harlandii intrigues me - where are the roots growing?
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Re: A few trees from the Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011

Post  JimLewis on Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:20 pm

The bald cypress in the grey "minimalist" pot and minimal planting is striking.I presume the top dressing is cinders; looks like water. The Buxus harlandii intrigues me - where are the roots growing?

The bonsai pots are buried inside the boxes. It was a very well-done exhibit. Maybe someone can get a picture of the whole thing.

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Re: A few trees from the Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011

Post  JimLewis on Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:49 am

Well, pic #1 took a Best in Show award
Pic #3 Was given the Instructor's award
Pic # 4 Got another Best in Show of some sort (maybe another category?)
Pics. 9 and 10 Got best Mini

The display that held the twin trunk bald cypress and the boxwoods got a best display award.

There were a couple of other, but I misremember them . . . .

I dunno what got people's choice. Maybe someone else can fill in.

Walter Pall was the guest bigwig.

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Post  will baddeley on Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:21 am

The first picture of the raft got best in show Jim?

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:25 am

I was wondering about that too. Its a very young tree and does not look old. I like it, though, but certainly not enough to give it best in show.

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Re: A few trees from the Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011

Post  Dave Murphy on Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:16 am

People's Choice also went to the twin trunk cypress. I don't think the hornbeam bridge won an award, but it was a runner up for the Instructors Award, I believe. I'm pretty sure Best In Show went to a small juniper rock planting that was next to the hornbeam bridge....

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Post  coh on Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:53 am

That Korean hornbeam is one of the more interesting/unique trees I've seen. I'd pick it as my favorite from the ones you posted. The American hornbeam bridge is interesting as well, but there's something about it that bothers me.

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Re: A few trees from the Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011

Post  jgeanangel on Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:08 am

Dave Murphy wrote:People's Choice also went to the twin trunk cypress. I don't think the hornbeam bridge won an award, but it was a runner up for the Instructors Award, I believe. I'm pretty sure Best In Show went to a small juniper rock planting that was next to the hornbeam bridge....

Walter gave the best of show to a trio of trees all created by the same person and displayed next to one another. The Hornbeam raft, a small rock planting with Eastern Red Cedar, and small Chinese Elm planted over a stone. Once I get home and have a chance to sort things out I will post some more pics. Dave...it was nice to spend a little time talking with you!

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Re: A few trees from the Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011

Post  Dave Murphy on Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:38 am

John, it was good to see you again. I'm already looking forward to the display your study group brings to the Expo next year. Take care.

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Re: A few trees from the Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011

Post  JimLewis on Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:30 pm

jgeanangel wrote:
Dave Murphy wrote:People's Choice also went to the twin trunk cypress. I don't think the hornbeam bridge won an award, but it was a runner up for the Instructors Award, I believe. I'm pretty sure Best In Show went to a small juniper rock planting that was next to the hornbeam bridge....

Walter gave the best of show to a trio of trees all created by the same person and displayed next to one another. The Hornbeam raft, a small rock planting with Eastern Red Cedar, and small Chinese Elm planted over a stone. Once I get home and have a chance to sort things out I will post some more pics. Dave...it was nice to spend a little time talking with you!

John

Thanks for clarifying, John. I missed the critique . . . It was in the evening this year and I was just too tired to make the long drive up the mountain and then back again.

I really liked that small elm.

'Twas a good show -- as usual. I'm sorry that hornbeam didn't make People's Choice. I understand Walter discussed it at some length.

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Re: A few trees from the Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011

Post  carlos on Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:46 pm

Definitely not a Harlandii boxwood!

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:46 pm

jgeanangel wrote:
Dave Murphy wrote:People's Choice also went to the twin trunk cypress. I don't think the hornbeam bridge won an award, but it was a runner up for the Instructors Award, I believe. I'm pretty sure Best In Show went to a small juniper rock planting that was next to the hornbeam bridge....

Walter gave the best of show to a trio of trees all created by the same person and displayed next to one another. The Hornbeam raft, a small rock planting with Eastern Red Cedar, and small Chinese Elm planted over a stone. Once I get home and have a chance to sort things out I will post some more pics. Dave...it was nice to spend a little time talking with you!

John

Hey John,

How did the streaming video go?

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Re: A few trees from the Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011

Post  JimLewis on Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:33 pm

carlos wrote:Definitely not a Harlandii boxwood!

Well, you'll have to take that up with the owner . . .

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Post  coh on Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:39 pm

JimLewis wrote:
...'Twas a good show -- as usual. I'm sorry that hornbeam didn't make People's Choice. I understand Walter discussed it at some length.
Does anyone know what he had to say about it? I know Walter posts here, maybe he'll offer some insights?

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Re: A few trees from the Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011

Post  fiona on Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:42 pm

carlos wrote:Definitely not a Harlandii boxwood!
Any suggestions what it is, Carlos?

Looking forward to your pics, John.

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Post  jgeanangel on Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:01 pm

carlos wrote:Definitely not a Harlandii boxwood!

definitely is:)

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Post  marcus watts on Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:48 pm

who made the pot the ginkgo is in ? having a leaf texture in it to match the tree is a lovely detail - unless it is a fluke of the glazing?? surely not

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Post  jgeanangel on Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:17 pm

Sam Ogranaja wrote:
jgeanangel wrote:
Dave Murphy wrote:People's Choice also went to the twin trunk cypress. I don't think the hornbeam bridge won an award, but it was a runner up for the Instructors Award, I believe. I'm pretty sure Best In Show went to a small juniper rock planting that was next to the hornbeam bridge....

Walter gave the best of show to a trio of trees all created by the same person and displayed next to one another. The Hornbeam raft, a small rock planting with Eastern Red Cedar, and small Chinese Elm planted over a stone. Once I get home and have a chance to sort things out I will post some more pics. Dave...it was nice to spend a little time talking with you!

John

Hey John,

How did the streaming video go?

Well...we streamed video but perhaps not in the normal sense...we used Apple's Facetime to broadcast Walter's critique from the exhibit room to an adjacent classroom so that more of the overflowing crowd could hear and see Walter's critique. I was on the end with Walter so it is difficult for me to judge how it was in the classroom. There were certainly mixed reports so it wasn't a perfect solution. Perhaps next year the audio quality and video resolution will both be improved:) iPAd3???
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Re: A few trees from the Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011

Post  bwaynef on Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:24 pm

I posted pictures of every tree displayed (both in the show, and the arboretum's collection) @ http://bonsaistudygroup.com/bonsai-shows-competitions-and-displays/carolina-bonsai-expo-2011/ .

Hope you enjoy.


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Re: A few trees from the Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011

Post  JimLewis on Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:08 pm

marcus watts wrote:who made the pot the ginkgo is in ? having a leaf texture in it to match the tree is a lovely detail - unless it is a fluke of the glazing?? surely not

I can't say for certain, but Dale Cochoy has done similar work.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:18 pm

bwaynef wrote:I posted pictures of every tree displayed (both in the show, and the arboretum's collection) @ http://bonsaistudygroup.com/bonsai-shows-competitions-and-displays/carolina-bonsai-expo-2011/ .

Hope you enjoy.

Many thanks.


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