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Title: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 08:45 PM
***** I can't see why anyone close enough to see this show would see all these pictures and decide **NOT** to go see it, so I'm going to post these while there's still time to go see the show.  If you're within driving distance of Asheville NC you really ought to go see this show. ***** (I hope that's ok.)



The following are trees from the 14th Annual Carolina Bonsai Expo held in Asheville NC at the North Carolina Arboretum.  States all throughout the Southeast region are represented by clubs participating in this show.


1.) Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana')
2.) Columnar Juniper (Juniper chinensis 'Hetzii Columnaris')
3.) Bald Cypress (Taxodium Distichum)
4.) Arakawa Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Arakawa')
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
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5.) Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
6.) Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis v. sargentii 'Shimpaku')
7.) Yatsabusa Elm (Ulmus Parviflora 'Yatsabusa') Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum Common Privet (Ligustrum sinense)  ...and an undeclared pine ..probably JBP

Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
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8.) Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alatus)
9.) Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecypraris obtusa cv.)
10.) Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus)
11.) American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)
12.) Winged Elm (Ulmus alata
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13.) Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
14.) Kingsville Boxwood (Buxus microphylla v. compacta 'Kingsville Dwarf')
15.) Honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.)
16.) River Birch (Betula nigra
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17.) Snow Rose (Serissa foetida)
18.) Chinese Elm (Ulmus parviflora)
19.) Procumbens Juniper (Juniperus chinensis v. procumbens 'Nana')
20.) Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 08:52 PM
Lots more



21.) Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
22.) Satsuki Azalea (Rhododendron)
23.) Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus coreana)
24.) Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora )
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 08:54 PM
Tons more to go



25.) American Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata )
26.) Rheingold Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold')
27.) Corkbark Elm (Ulmus paopinqua v. suberosa)
28.) Chinese Quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis )


Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
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29.) Hokkaido Elm ( Ulmus parvifolia 'Hokkaido')
30.) American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana )
31.) Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa cv.)
32.) Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum )
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33.) Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea glabra )
34.) Brazillian Raintree (Pithecellobium tortum )
35.) Willow-leaf Fig (Ficus nerifolia )
48.) Japanese Black Pine or JBP(Pinus thunbergii )
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 08:59 PM
Is anyone reading this?


48.) Japanese Black Pine or JBP (Pinus thunbergii )
47.) Kingsville Boxwood (Buxus microphylla v. compacta 'Kingsville Dwarf')
46.) Red Maple (Acer rubrum )
45.) Common Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens )
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:02 PM
Just upping my post count



44.) Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa cv.)
43.) Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus coreana )
42.) Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa )
41.) Satsuki Azalea (Rhododendron cv.)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:03 PM
Getting there



40.) Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus coreana )
39.) Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis v. sargentii 'Shimpaku')
38.) Satsuki Azalea (Rhododendron 'Irodori')
37.) Kingsville Boxwood (Buxus microphylla v. compacta 'Kingsville Dwarf')
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:06 PM
Florida's beating LSU 3 - 0.



36.) Seiju Elm (Ulmus parvifolia  'Seiju')
82.) Japanese Black Pine (or JBP Pinus thunbergii  'Mikawa')
81.) Princess Persimmon (Diospyros kaki  'Princess')
80.) Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora )
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:07 PM
Seriously, you're reading this?



79.) Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress (Cjhamaecyparis obtusa cv.)
78.) Satsuki Azalea (Rhododendron cv.)
77.) Japanese Black Pine or JBP(Pinus thunbergii 'Kotobuki')
76.) Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis v. sargentii 'Shimpaku')
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:09 PM
I don't read these things.


75.) Golden Larch (Pseudolarix kaempferi )
74.) Virginia Pine (Pinus virginiana )
73.) Prostrata Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Prostrata')
72.) Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis v. sargentii 'Shimpaku')
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:11 PM
Everyone else is just looking at the pictures


69.) Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis v. sargentii 'Shimpaku') Japanese Black Pine or JBP(Pinus thunbergii ) Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia ) Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa cv.) Trident Maple (Acer buergianum )
68.) Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus )
67.) Kingsville Boxwood (Buxus microphylla  v. compacta 'Kinsgville Dwarf')
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:13 PM
Florida LSU:  3-3


66.)  Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris )
70.) Blue Rug Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii')
71.) Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus coreana )
65.) Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum )
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
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64.) Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis v. sargentii 'Shimpaku')
63.) Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora )
62.) Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea X Buttiana )
61.) Serrisa (Serissa foetida )
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:17 PM
and more



60.) Dwarf Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis')
59.) Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida )
58.) Sargent Juniper (Juniperus chinensis v. sargentii)
57.) Japanese Black Pine or JBP(Pinus thunbergii ) Star Jasmine (Jasminum multiflorum)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:18 PM
I had to get in close on that shohin cascade pine




57.) Japanese Black Pine or JBP (Pinus thunbergii )
56.) Sargent Juniper (Juniperus chinensis v. sargentii)
55.) Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa cv.)
54.) Procumbens Juniper (Juniperus chinensis v. procumbens 'Nana')
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:21 PM
I come back later and get a few of these


Can't see the numbers in the photos:
Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum )
Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia )
Robusta Green Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Robusta Green') Japanese Mountain Azalea (Rhododendron kiusianum )
Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis v. sargentii 'Shimpaku')
Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis v. sargentii 'Shimpaku')
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:23 PM
And more
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:25 PM
From the Arboretum's collection
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Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:27 PM
Still more
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:29 PM
Stop reading this
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:32 PM
Here's some more
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:34 PM
My post count's climbing
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:35 PM
Still got a few
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:37 PM
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Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:41 PM
Here comes more
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:43 PM
If this one doesn't make sense you should probably read the other comments.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 10, 2009, 09:47 PM
Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: Larry Gockley on October 10, 2009, 11:22 PM
wow ! Thanks for taking the time to post all those pictures. I even recognized one or two. I will come back many times to check them again. Thanks again. Larry
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: Don Blackmond on October 11, 2009, 11:10 AM
Very nice array of trees at that show.  Wow.  Definately a show to see.

Thanks for the time and effort to post all those pictures.  They are a joy to look at. 
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: MatsuBonsai on October 11, 2009, 11:46 AM
Wayne,

Lots of time and effort to take, format, and upload pictures.  Thanks a ton!

From the looks of it there are a lot of trees crammed into the display.  Do you get that sense in person?  Also, some of the cloth backdrops are pretty wrinkled and distracting, something I noticed at our own last club show. 

So, which ones are yours?  :)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: mcpesq817 on October 11, 2009, 05:51 PM
Wow, those are some really great trees!  Saw some great pines and hinokis in there, among a few others (some really nice deciduous as well).  Thanks for taking the time to post.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: MatsuBonsai on October 11, 2009, 08:34 PM
Wayne,

What can you tell us about this one:

(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/administrators/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3073;image)

If I remember the forest next to it correctly, this one must have been HUGE!  I recognize a few others from the Nashville club.  Looks like it was a good show.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: joe cervantes on October 11, 2009, 09:33 PM
Awesome!!!
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: AJ on October 12, 2009, 11:30 AM
Wayne,

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to document the displays so thoroughly. Thanks too for making the Upstate SC Study Group part of the Expo weekend; I thought your display presented very well. I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to talk, but the last week has been more or less a blur. We'll keep in touch.

Thanks again,

AJ
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: Zach Smith on October 12, 2009, 12:16 PM
Great photos and trees, Wayne.  Thanks for all the hard work. 

Zach
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: John Dixon on October 12, 2009, 03:16 PM
Florida's beating LSU 3 - 0.

I know that last tree (0060)! :)

The show just gets better and better. Thanks for taking the time to post all the photos, and giving me the heads-up about this forum!
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bonsaikc on October 12, 2009, 04:50 PM
Wayne,
Thanks again for the hard work to post all these great shots! I think one of my favorites was this shohin display:

(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/administrators/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3223;image)

Do you have a wider shot of it? Unless I miss my mark, both the accent plant in lower right and the tree on the left are part of this well-done formal shohin display. Great trees and display, although I may have used a stone in the lower left of the stand were it mine. Easily said, since I don't have trees like these yet!

Chris
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: Steven on October 12, 2009, 04:58 PM
ThanksWayne!! Really great photos. Ya even made mine look better than in person! :)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: John Kirby on October 13, 2009, 01:52 PM
Marvellous, I have enjoyed seeing these very nice pictures.
John
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: mcpesq817 on October 13, 2009, 02:33 PM
I'm also glad to see that the ponderosa on the first page (tree #42) seems to be doing better.  I believe that tree was posted here or on another forum as having issues a couple of months ago.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2009, 02:46 PM
Wayne,

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to document the displays so thoroughly.

I'm nothing if not efficient.  (HA!  I'm sure in our limited contact even you can see the humor in that.)  Could you spill on the other awards and how the critique went?  Anyone know what was said of the Upstate Study Group trees (for starters)?  I could only attend Saturday afternoon for a few hours (much to the chagrin of others in my group, since they had to do all the set up.  I just got to come around and take pictures).

I hope the auction (among other things) was a success.  (How many parentheticals can I include in one post?)

Thanks again for organizing, hosting, and pulling off another wonderful show.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: AJ on October 14, 2009, 12:38 PM
Wayne,

This twin trunk Shimpaku Juniper from the Triangle Bonsai Society Display won the Peer Award for Best In Show, and the Instructors' Award for Best In Show:

(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/administrators/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3209;image)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: AJ on October 14, 2009, 12:40 PM
This miniature Japanese Black Pine was selected by Kathy Shaner for the Best In Show, Individual Award:

(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/administrators/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3225;image)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: AJ on October 14, 2009, 12:44 PM
This LARGE Robusta Green Juniper group planting won the People's Choice Award:

(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/administrators/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3075;image)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: AJ on October 14, 2009, 12:51 PM
The display by the Black Creek Bonsai Study Group won Best In Show Group Display from Kathy Shaner and The Curator's Award for Most Creative Display. I don't know if you were able to get a picture of the entire display, but here are the bonsai that were in it:

(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=427.0;attach=3234;image) (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=427.0;attach=3236;image) (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=427.0;attach=3238;image) (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=427.0;attach=3240;image)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: AJ on October 14, 2009, 01:08 PM
All in all, the 14th annual Carolina Bonsai Expo was another outstanding success! We don't have a good method for getting an accurate count of visitation over the weekend (8 hours on Saturday, 4 hours on Sunday), but it's safe to say that we were within our usual range of 2,500 to 3,500 people. The auction went well; way up from last year. I can't tell you what Kathy Shaner said about the Upstate display, because I didn't get to hear it. As usual, I had things to do that prevented me from participating in the program. By all accounts she did a terrific job in the critique. But then, she did a terrific job in all aspects of her participation in the event. The advance word on Kathy Shaner was that she is a true professional and a great guest artist. She lived up to her reputation completely.

AJ
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: shimsuki on October 14, 2009, 06:37 PM
Wayne,

This twin trunk Shimpaku Juniper from the Triangle Bonsai Society Display won the Peer Award for Best In Show, and the Instructors' Award for Best In Show:

(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/administrators/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3209;image)

This is a very nice shimpaku
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 15, 2009, 12:26 PM
From the looks of it there are a lot of trees crammed into the display.  Do you get that sense in person?  Also, some of the cloth backdrops are pretty wrinkled and distracting, something I noticed at our own last club show. 

Some of the displays did seem to have more trees than others.  I've found it very difficult to whittle the trees displayed down to a number that doesn't look a little crowded once on the table.  Obviously our club isn't the only group where this tendency is visible.

The backdrops are out of our control ...I think.  The venue is set up before trees are brought in.  Someone could probably bring in a steam iron or something but it doesn't look like anybody thought of that.

In reality, the wrinkles, while visible, weren't very distracting in the venue.  The (necessary) flash photography seems to accentuate every wrinkle too.
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So, which ones are yours?  :)
None of my trees were displayed, but our group's display started w/ the 2nd tree in post 10 to the 1st tree in post 12. 

I really need to make an effort to get pictures of the entire displays of each club.  Taken individually they don't show the creativity involved in several of the displays.  Its a little difficult to get unobstructed views long enough to get the shot though (and lighting ...evenly... 16 linear feet is challenging).

One thing I'll mention is that display creativity seems to be rewarded at this show.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 15, 2009, 12:29 PM
Wayne,

What can you tell us about this one:

(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/administrators/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3073;image)

If I remember the forest next to it correctly, this one must have been HUGE!  I recognize a few others from the Nashville club.  Looks like it was a good show.

It was pretty large.  I think I recall seeing it at a previous show, probably last years.  I like the effect the deadwood has to break up those large fans of green.  I'm not a fan of hinoki usually (for a plethora of reasons, not the least of which is I'm not familiar with how to grow them), but this one really is nice.

There were a few hinokis at this show that held my attention.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 15, 2009, 12:32 PM
Wayne,
I think one of my favorites was this shohin display:
(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/administrators/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3223;image)

Do you have a wider shot of it? Unless I miss my mark, both the accent plant in lower right and the tree on the left are part of this well-done formal shohin display.

Sadly, I don't have a wider shot.  I don't think the tree on the left was part of the display (it was a twisty juniper (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/general-discussion/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3227;image) ...shimpaku maybe).  The accent plant thats half in and half out of my image ....I should probably have been a little more careful in composing that shot.  (If I recall, I was in a hurry to zoom in and capture detail of the cascade pine at the top of this display.)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 15, 2009, 12:36 PM
I know that last tree (0060)! :)
(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/general-discussion/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3175;image)

I REALLY liked this tree.  There was excellent movement in the trunk, especially for such a small tree. 

Is this yours?  Is it grafted onto jbp?  I was also captivated by that pot.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 15, 2009, 12:50 PM
This twin trunk Shimpaku Juniper from the Triangle Bonsai Society Display won the Peer Award for Best In Show, and the Instructors' Award for Best In Show:
(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/administrators/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3209;image)

I did not vote in the Peer Award as it completely slipped my mind.  Its moot anyway as I'd have voted for this tree as well.  It was fantastic.

The display by the Black Creek Bonsai Study Group won Best In Show Group Display from Kathy Shaner and The Curator's Award for Most Creative Display. I don't know if you were able to get a picture of the entire display, but here are the bonsai that were in it:
(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=427.0;attach=3234;image) (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=427.0;attach=3236;image) (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=427.0;attach=3238;image) (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=427.0;attach=3240;image)

I didn't get a picture any entire displays.  The pictures I did get were a struggle since the ceiling above their display is 20'-ish high and slanting.  I tried for a while, but I could tell I was exhausting the patience of those in the queue forming behind me.  As I mentioned earlier, getting entire display pictures is something I'll do a better job of in years to come.


This LARGE Robusta Green Juniper group planting won the People's Choice Award:
(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/administrators/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3075;image)

My wife seemed to like this tree a lot, but when I told her it won the People's Choice Award she was shocked.  I can't recall for sure, but it seems like large trees seem to do pretty well with the public.  This one certainly had "large" going for it.

This miniature Japanese Black Pine was selected by Kathy Shaner for the Best In Show, Individual Award:
(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/administrators/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3225;image)

Was the award given for the Pine or for the shohin display itself?  Just wondering.  I certainly can't fault her decision either way as either merited serious consideration.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: akeppler on October 15, 2009, 06:27 PM
What an awesome group of photo's. The tree all look very healthy and my congratulations to the clubs involved and a job well done.

Thanks for sharing, al
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bonsaikc on October 16, 2009, 03:53 PM
Al,
Welcome back!

Chris
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: weeijk on October 17, 2009, 04:49 AM
Wayne, I really enjoyed seeing how bonsai is in the US, my question for you: was this a club event? what was the standard for the trees, in other words, were all trees allowed?
I find that the quality varies a lot, there are real masterpieces and trees in a beginnerstage of training. I wouldn't have picked the Shimpaku as best in show though,  in my opinion this has a lot of faults, mostly in the 2 trunks, big one is left orientated as the small trunk is right orientated, creating a slingshot. IMHO the tree could be better without the little trunk.

Just my views, but really nice show, thanks

Wessel
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: Dave Murphy on October 17, 2009, 07:35 AM
I wouldn't have picked the Shimpaku as best in show though,  in my opinion this has a lot of faults, mostly in the 2 trunks, big one is left orientated as the small trunk is right orientated, creating a slingshot. IMHO the tree could be better without the little trunk.



Wessel
I personally didn't pick that tree as best in show, but it definitely was one of the best trees there.  I also believe this tree was exhibited at last year's Ist National Bonsai Exhibition...only trees of the highest quality were allowed into that show.  For the record, Kathy Shaner did mention minor flaws with each of the ribbon winners, including this one...the second trunk wasn't one of them.

Dave
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: ken duncan on October 17, 2009, 01:33 PM
Hi Wayne,
I want to thank You for all of the time you put into taking so many good pictures of the trees at the Expo and the great pictures in the Bonsai Garden and posting them.
The pictures that You took of our Display were way better that the ones that I took.
With all that was going on at the Expo I did not take very many pictures, so I very much appreciate the ones posted here.
Thanks again.
Ken

Here is a pic of the whole display.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bwaynef on October 17, 2009, 02:46 PM
Wayne, I really enjoyed seeing how bonsai is in the US, my question for you: was this a club event? what was the standard for the trees, in other words, were all trees allowed?
I find that the quality varies a lot, there are real masterpieces and trees in a beginnerstage of training. I wouldn't have picked the Shimpaku as best in show though,  in my opinion this has a lot of faults, mostly in the 2 trunks, big one is left orientated as the small trunk is right orientated, creating a slingshot. IMHO the tree could be better without the little trunk.

This show invites (9 or 11, I don't recall which) clubs from all over the Southeast (and I think the requirements for the SE are relaxed a little...I believe the state of PA is represented), with each club selecting trees to constitute their own display.  Creativity and excellence are rewarded.

I have to disagree with your take on this juniper.  I think it could be further refined, but I certainly feel that the smaller trunk really gives depth and perspective to the taller tree.  Glad we're all entitled to our opinions though.  Thanks for the reply.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: Dave Murphy on October 18, 2009, 08:54 AM
Hey Ken, it was great to meet you at the expo, and congrats for you and John creating the best display at the show.  I was wondering how your cypress/elm slab demo went.  I was only able to to see the first hour or so.  By the way, you, Arthur and John were extremely entertaining...do you have any pics of John wearing his new shirt?

Dave
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: ken duncan on October 18, 2009, 09:19 AM
Hi Dave, It was good to meet You as well and thank You for the congrats and kind coments.
It seems that at the Expo I am always going from one building to another. Between trying to run my sales tables, not much time spent there, and getting things ready for the program, there is not much time to talk to people. I only got to speak about 3 words to Arthur before the Sunday program. Arthur is by far the busiest person all weekend and he does a great job of pulling it all together.
The program was a lot of fun as always, the only thing is that there never seems to be enough time to finish the planting.   
The planting was given to Arthur and he will have to finish it.
As for pictures I did not take any at the program but some people said that they would email me some.
Ken
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: John Kirby on October 18, 2009, 09:36 AM
Thanks all for posting and filling in the details. Looks to have been a marvelous gathering, great setting and a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: AJ on October 19, 2009, 10:38 AM
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By the way, you, Arthur and John were extremely entertaining...do you have any pics of John wearing his new shirt?

(http://\\Tncamass\images\Horticulture\Bonsai reference (Arthur Joura) SAVE\Deposit Folder\Copy of Nature images 071.jpg)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: bonsaikc on October 19, 2009, 11:08 AM
Wayne,
I think one of my favorites was this shohin display:
(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/administrators/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3223;image)

Do you have a wider shot of it? Unless I miss my mark, both the accent plant in lower right and the tree on the left are part of this well-done formal shohin display.

Sadly, I don't have a wider shot.  I don't think the tree on the left was part of the display (it was a twisty juniper (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/general-discussion/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3227;image) ...shimpaku maybe).  The accent plant thats half in and half out of my image ....I should probably have been a little more careful in composing that shot.  (If I recall, I was in a hurry to zoom in and capture detail of the cascade pine at the top of this display.)

Wayne,
I think a closer look at the juniper will show you that it is very close to the shohin display and has a display number at its base. (Edit: I now see that the shohin display is the next number.) In a formal shohin display, this tree is perfectly situated and an important part of a three-point display. If it wasn't intentionally part of the display, it was certainly a happy circumstance.

Great pictures and great thread.

Chris
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: Dave Murphy on October 19, 2009, 02:09 PM
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By the way, you, Arthur and John were extremely entertaining...do you have any pics of John wearing his new shirt?

(http://\\Tncamass\images\Horticulture\Bonsai reference (Arthur Joura) SAVE\Deposit Folder\Copy of Nature images 071.jpg)

Perfect!!  Thanks!

Dave
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: johng on October 19, 2009, 07:22 PM
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By the way, you, Arthur and John were extremely entertaining...do you have any pics of John wearing his new shirt?

(http://\\Tncamass\images\Horticulture\Bonsai reference (Arthur Joura) SAVE\Deposit Folder\Copy of Nature images 071.jpg)

I bet that is the only one of a kind expo shirt out there and I will wear it with pride;)  I should really just say thanks because the compliments were plentiful;)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2009
Post by: John Dixon on October 27, 2009, 12:28 PM
I know that last tree (0060)! :)
(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/general-discussion/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3175;image)

I REALLY liked this tree.  There was excellent movement in the trunk, especially for such a small tree. 

Is this yours?  Is it grafted onto jbp?  I was also captivated by that pot.

Thanks for the kudos, yes it's mine. JWP grafted onto JBP lower stock. Sara Rayner pot.

I didn't plan on including this tree, but I had it ready in case we needed a substitute. As it was, we had one member's tree that had to be eliminated from the show due to spider mite damage, so this one got the call. Kathy did mention she thought our display would have been a bit better with one less tree....figures! Oh well.