Internet Bonsai Club
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  JMcCoy on Sat May 26, 2012 1:48 am

I thought I'd post some shots from our club show last weekend. We all had a great time, signed up some new members and talked trees.

Entering the building, the main tree, an old Ginkgo:
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_510

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_511

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_512

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_513

Buxus microphylla
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_514

Acer buergeranum
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_515

Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia)
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_516
JMcCoy
JMcCoy
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  JMcCoy on Sat May 26, 2012 1:56 am

More...

Buxus microphylla
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_517

Acer palmatum
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_518

Buttonwood, Conocarpus erectus
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_519

Shefflera arboricola
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_520

Taxus cuspidata
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_521

Ulmus parvifolia 'Yatsabusa'
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_539


Last edited by JMcCoy on Sat May 26, 2012 2:33 am; edited 1 time in total
JMcCoy
JMcCoy
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  Poink88 on Sat May 26, 2012 1:57 am

Thanks to your tour, my mother-in-law had lots of fun enjoying the trees...but then again you know that already. Wink She really loved the cascade by the corner (2nd pic) and the forest (4th pic).

Hopefully in a few years, I will have one worthy to display too.
Poink88
Poink88
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  JMcCoy on Sat May 26, 2012 2:07 am

A few more:

Ulmus parvifolia
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_523

Pinus thunbergii 'Corticosa'
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_524

some Suiseki
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_525

Ficus retusa
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_526

Texas Persimmon, Diosporos texana
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_527

Ulmus x hollandica 'Jaqueline Hillier'
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_528
JMcCoy
JMcCoy
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  JMcCoy on Sat May 26, 2012 2:14 am

And a few more...

This was a funky stone which one of our members found, and seeing the Man in the Moon, carved this interesting wooden stand:
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_529

Another member specializes in stand-along Kusamono:
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_530

a few interesting accent plants
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_531
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_532

even a Prickly Pear cactus:
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_533
JMcCoy
JMcCoy
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  JMcCoy on Sat May 26, 2012 2:29 am

We had demos both days.. & raffled them off.
Boxwood demo on Saturday by Austin Bonsai Society president Mike Watson:
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_534

Another on a juniper by Mike:
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_535

I did the demo on Sunday (didn't take pics of myself!).

A couple pics in the Vendor room. Here is Ruby who makes Shohin pots:
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_536

Chuck from Jade Gardens Bonsai with trees and accessories
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_537

Some members took the opportunity to sketch some of the Bonsai
Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 2012_538

In all, it was a terrific weekened. Austin Bonsai celebrates its 41st year this year, and we're looking forward to more. Happy trimming everyone!
JMcCoy
JMcCoy
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  Tona on Sat May 26, 2012 3:40 am

Nice show. Thanks for the pictures!!
Tona
Tona
Tona
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  jersanct on Sun May 27, 2012 1:29 am

There are several very nice trees in there, and the show looks really well put on, too. I really enjoyed the boxwoods, in particular. And your tables look taller than the usual display tables...the usual tables are always too short. Thanks for sharing your photos!
jersanct
jersanct
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  JMcCoy on Sun May 27, 2012 2:30 am

There are several very nice trees in there, and the show looks really well put on, too. I really enjoyed the boxwoods, in particular. And your tables look taller than the usual display tables...the usual tables are always too short. Thanks for sharing your photos

Thanks much! We put PVC risers under the tables to get them to the right height (to, I think about 38 inches). It really helps when looking at the smaller trees especially.
JMcCoy
JMcCoy
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  Todd Ellis on Sun May 27, 2012 3:37 am

I love the ginkgo, and the cascading penjing on the tall floor stand. The longhorn figurine is a nice touch; is it bronze? Also, the Texas holey rock (man in moon) and stand are very nice. I love Texas holey rocks; they are similar to the Chinese Taihu Stones; both are limestone, eroded into awesome shapes with interesting textures. Nice show!
Todd Ellis
Todd Ellis
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  JMcCoy on Sun May 27, 2012 5:07 am

I love the ginkgo, and the cascading penjing on the tall floor stand. The longhorn figurine is a nice touch; is it bronze? Also, the Texas holey rock (man in moon) and stand are very nice. I love Texas holey rocks; they are similar to the Chinese Taihu Stones; both are limestone, eroded into awesome shapes with interesting textures. Nice show!

Thanks!
The Longhorn is by a bronze sculptor & Bonsai artist in San Antonio, she usually does full size and larger than life sculptures, but created a few that were also "Bonsai appropriate". Here is her website:
http://www.sculpturaldesigns.com/3/artist.asp?ArtistID=26495&Akey=8W568XGL

I'm a fan of the local limestone "holey stones" as well. It's rarely used in Suiseki because of the light color and rough texture. In Bonsai, it's not actually used much because of the idea that the stone is soft and will break down with watering and the growth of a tree. I use it with some root over rock, and think otherwise! After all, these are old water-carved stones which are even used as building material!
JMcCoy
JMcCoy
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  Russell Coker on Sun May 27, 2012 2:10 pm


It's been almost 20 years since I've been in Austin, but I don't recall seeing many Texas Persimmons, Diosporos texana, being collected and trained as bonsai. (or did I miss something?) I remember seeing them growing wild and thinking what amazing material they would be. Beautiful bark, small foliage and fruit too - what more could you ask for?

The one you show here has tons of potential. Are they hard to collect and train as bonsai? Just curious.
Russell Coker
Russell Coker
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  PaulH on Sun May 27, 2012 3:59 pm

Very nice show! Thanks for posting.
I love the cactus accent and plan to steal the idea.
Paul
PaulH
PaulH
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  JMcCoy on Sun May 27, 2012 4:03 pm

Russell,
Tx Persimmons can be the best material we have for Bonsai, BUT they're wierd. They're not particularly hard to collect or to train (though the branches are brittle). The problems usually come when some aspect of care is neglected or changed and the tree can go into a kind of suspended hybernation. It can happen any time of the year - suddenly it stops producing leaves, and drops most of them, eventually defoliating. Then it will sit in this state for maybe 3 years, completely "dormant". I have two fairly nice Persimmons.. one went tharn like this last year, and the other did this 3 years ago. Both are still wick and green if you scratch the thin bark. Not all make it back, but a good percentage will eventually produce new buds and branches (it could be any time of year). I have 5 healthy ones and 2 sleeping beauties right now. It's frustrating, but the benefits outweigh the cost: smooth twisting whitish trunk, small leaves in scale, small marble sized black edible fruit, and best of all very dense hard deadwood that naturally oxidizes a dark charcoal black color looking like it had survived a fire.
JMcCoy
JMcCoy
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  JMcCoy on Sun May 27, 2012 4:07 pm

by PaulH on Sun May 27, 2012 9:59 am

Very nice show! Thanks for posting.
I love the cactus accent and plan to steal the idea.
Paul

Thank you!
That's my accent, a prickly pear seedling that came up in one of my Bonsai. I didn't even know what kind of cactus it was until it began to make the pads. Then I nearly threw it away, as the thorns are just as sharp as the big ones! So I wired it in to a pocket in a rock and decided it would either die or become something interesting. Hardy little thing.. it barely has soil and does just fine.
JMcCoy
JMcCoy
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  Ed Trout on Sun May 27, 2012 6:33 pm


Beautiful exhibit with some really nice trees ! Thank you for posting.

Ed

Ed Trout
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  JMcCoy on Sun May 27, 2012 6:35 pm

by Ed Trout on Sun May 27, 2012 12:33 pm


Beautiful exhibit with some really nice trees ! Thank you for posting.

Ed

Thanks Ed! It was terrific seeing you at last year's convention in Corpus Christi!
JMcCoy
JMcCoy
Member


Back to top Go down

Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012 Empty Re: Austin Bonsai Society show May 2012

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum