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pjkatich

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Joy of Bonsai 2014
« 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
 

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Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
« Reply #1 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?
 

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Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
« Reply #2 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...
 

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Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
« Reply #3 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
 

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Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
« Reply #4 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
 

pjkatich

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Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014, 04:03 PM »
And here are a few more photos for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy,
Paul
 

pjkatich

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Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 12:24 PM »
A few more:
 

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Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 12:27 PM »
A few more:
 

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 12:50 PM »
Second tree post #6- boxwood?  real nice.
 

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Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 01:33 PM »
A few more:

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

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Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2014, 08:19 PM »
Thank you for sharing the pictures :)
 

pjkatich

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Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
« Reply #11 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
 

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Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
« Reply #12 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
 

pjkatich

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Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
« Reply #13 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
 

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Re: Joy of Bonsai 2014
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2014, 09:29 PM »
Tonight's installment:

Enjoy,
Paul