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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2016, 10:33 AM »
Overall, I think the refinement of trees has improved at this show.  Thoughts?
 
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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2016, 10:35 AM »
I wonder if I missed details like these pots & accent plants years past.
 
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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2016, 10:35 AM »
More.
 
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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2016, 10:37 AM »
This one was spectacular in my opinion.  Anyone recognize it?
 
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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2016, 10:38 AM »
Still more.  (Lots of hands in that last one.  Details to follow.)
 

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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2016, 10:40 AM »
That last juniper is another spectacular one.  Anyone recognize it?
 
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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2016, 10:41 AM »
What are your thoughts on this shohin display?
 
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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2016, 10:42 AM »
More with the hands.
 
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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2016, 10:44 AM »
Wrapping up soon.  Which ones have you liked the most?
 
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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2016, 10:46 AM »
This juniper is fantastic.  I recognize it I believe from pictures of the National show, but I think its been displayed previous years in Asheville as well. 

This display gets kudos for outside-the-box thinking, but some of those shelves made me nervous.
 
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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2016, 10:47 AM »
Are you still reading these?
 
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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2016, 10:48 AM »
Wrapping things up soon.
 
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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2016, 10:51 AM »
A couple of details of the juniper I commented on earlier, a new angle for a pine maybe, and another shot of the mantis. 

(There was a Lego display by master Lego builders that occupied my 4 kids while my wife graciously let me meander through the display.  The NC Arboretum puts on a good show for everybody.)

What are your thoughts on the trees?
 
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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2016, 12:49 PM »
Wayne, thank you for the photos
 
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Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 2016
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2016, 10:26 PM »
What are your thoughts on this shohin display?
Thanks for posting these, Wayne.  The twin-trunk shimpaku from Raleigh might be my favorite of the show.

On the shohin display, honestly, I had no intention of showing those trees again this year after our club's spring show (attached is from the May show), but that's what the selection committee wanted to do.  I would have preferred a JBP of appropriate scale and smaller needles.  I prepared the tree for the May show, and couldn't decandle it this summer for health reasons, so the needles were embarrassingly long.  It really needs a couple more growing seasons to be ready for a show like this Expo.

The club's composition was intended to be 2 displays in one: the shimpaku, accent and hinoki comprising a 3-point display on the right, and the hinoki, stone, and 3-tree rack comprising a 5-point shohin display...borrowing the hinoki in both scenarios.
 
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