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Presentation => Bonsai Shows Discussion => Topic started by: pjkatich on February 07, 2014, 08:26 PM

Title: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 07, 2014, 08:26 PM
Here are a few photos from last month's Joy of Bonsai 2014.

I hope you enjoy.

Cheers,
Paul
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: Owen Reich on February 07, 2014, 10:07 PM
I believe I called that you would win something Paul  ;D.  What was the award for your cedar elm / your pot / your stand combo?
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: Judy on February 08, 2014, 07:55 AM
Ah, cedar elm, I was about to ask what that first tree was.  I like the branch angles, my smaller Korean hornbeam grows in that fashion as well.  The last display seems to have an interesting interplay between the two trees.  Maybe I'm reading something into it, but the pine appears to be threatening/taunting the zelkova(?) The lean of the lower tree away and the aspect of the higher tree as it arches down toward it look like a situation is going on...
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 08, 2014, 03:50 PM
I believe I called that you would win something Paul  ;D.  What was the award for your cedar elm / your pot / your stand combo?

That you did Owen.

This cedar elm received the Presidents award.  Mike has a soft spot for elms.  Especially, odd elms like this one.

Unfortunately, the headliner did not like the idea of using the cactus we discussed as a companion.  He did not go into any detail, he just said the stone was a better choice.

Thanks for your support.

Cheers,
Paul
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 08, 2014, 03:59 PM
Ah, cedar elm, I was about to ask what that first tree was.  I like the branch angles, my smaller Korean hornbeam grows in that fashion as well.  The last display seems to have an interesting interplay between the two trees.  Maybe I'm reading something into it, but the pine appears to be threatening/taunting the zelkova(?) The lean of the lower tree away and the aspect of the higher tree as it arches down toward it look like a situation is going on...

Hello Judy,

Thanks for the positive feedback.

In my experience, Cedar Elm is not the best candidate for bonsai.  The growth is very coarse and they typically only have one flush of growth each year.  On the plus side, they have great bark and good, dependable fall color.

You make a good point about the trees in the last photo.  It does appear that the pine is looming over the little zelkova in a menacing way.

Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Regards,
Paul
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 08, 2014, 04:03 PM
And here are a few more photos for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy,
Paul
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 09, 2014, 12:24 PM
A few more:
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 09, 2014, 12:27 PM
A few more:
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: Judy on February 09, 2014, 12:50 PM
Second tree post #6- boxwood?  real nice.
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: Don Blackmond on February 09, 2014, 01:33 PM
A few more:

good to see an old friend almost 3 years later....
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: Jason E on February 09, 2014, 08:19 PM
Thank you for sharing the pictures :)
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 10, 2014, 09:23 PM
Second tree post #6- boxwood?  real nice.

I don't think it was a boxwood Judy. 

I thought it might be a Serissa.

Nevertheless, it was a very nice bonsai.

Cheers,
Paul
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 10, 2014, 09:25 PM
A few more:

good to see an old friend almost 3 years later....

Don,

I take it, that you recognized one of these trees.

Which one were you referring to?

Regards,
Paul
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 10, 2014, 09:26 PM
Thank you for sharing the pictures :)

Your welcome Jason.

I'm glad you are enjoying them.

Cheers,
Paul
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 10, 2014, 09:29 PM
Tonight's installment:

Enjoy,
Paul
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 12, 2014, 06:22 PM
Here's a few more for ya.

Enjoy,
Paul
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: Don Blackmond on February 12, 2014, 09:22 PM
A few more:

good to see an old friend almost 3 years later....

Don,

I take it, that you recognized one of these trees.

Which one were you referring to?

Regards,
Paul

The semicascade jbp was mine.
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: Owen Reich on February 12, 2014, 11:33 PM
I refined the deadwood at the major bend and will restyle it soon.  It has all the necessary branches to fill out soon.  Nice tree. 
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 13, 2014, 09:12 PM
Outstanding, then that makes three of us who have had an impact on this particular jbp.

My contribution was the pot.

Here are a few more photos for your enjoyment.

Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: Judy on February 14, 2014, 10:10 AM
Thanks for posting these Paul, it's nice to see some green leaves at this point in the year for us in the north that don't keep tropicals!  The photography is also very nicely done.
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: tmmason10 on February 14, 2014, 11:08 AM
Wow, that's pretty cool that three of you have had a hand in that bonsai. I like the trees in post #18, is that a green island ficus?
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 15, 2014, 10:52 AM
Thanks for posting these Paul, it's nice to see some green leaves at this point in the year for us in the north that don't keep tropicals!  The photography is also very nicely done.

Hello Judy,

You are most welcome.  I appreciate the compliment on my photos.

Have a great day.

Cheers,
Paul
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 15, 2014, 11:00 AM
Wow, that's pretty cool that three of you have had a hand in that bonsai. I like the trees in post #18, is that a green island ficus?

Hi Tom,

Yes, it is very cool that three members of this forum, from different parts of the country have had a hand in this particular tree.  It just goes to show that we do live in a small world.

I believe you are correct Tom, that does look like a green island ficus.

Good luck with your inaugural bonsai club meeting.  I hope everything goes smoothly.

Cheers,
Paul 
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 15, 2014, 11:03 AM
Here are a few more photos.

Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 15, 2014, 11:08 AM
And a few more.

Enjoy,
Paul
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 19, 2014, 06:04 PM
A few more:
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 19, 2014, 06:06 PM
A few more:

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: Charles Willis on February 19, 2014, 08:16 PM
Thanks for the pics, pjkatich.  ;D
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 21, 2014, 07:21 AM
Thanks for the pics, pjkatich.  ;D

Your welcome Charles.

I'm glad you are enjoying the show.

Regards,
Paul
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 21, 2014, 07:23 AM
A few more for today.
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: Jay on February 21, 2014, 08:54 AM
Paul, the weather outside at the moment here in Vermont is less than wonderful.....
It is greatly appreciated to be able to see these trees... and bring me thoughts for the upcoming
growing season.
Jay
Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 23, 2014, 10:41 AM
Paul, the weather outside at the moment here in Vermont is less than wonderful.....
It is greatly appreciated to be able to see these trees... and bring me thoughts for the upcoming
growing season.
Jay

My pleasure Jay.

I'm glad the photos have given you something to look forward to.  Have patience, spring is not far away.

The growing season is in full swing here in North Florida.  I have been re-potting for the last month.

Regards,
Paul

Title: Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
Post by: pjkatich on February 23, 2014, 10:43 AM
A few more for today.