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Don Blackmond
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« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2013, 04:18 PM »

We had 3+ feet of snow in less than 18 hours. I was down with a serious respiratory illness. We couldn't keep up and the weight of snow crushed the metal structure and wood bracing. Broke trunks, branches and a few Yamaaki pots. So while humorous to those in San Diego, was tough here. Mind should have been minor without auto correct.

That looks disheartening.  Sorry to hear about your illness and your damage.

Best of luck.
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2013, 10:42 AM »

Thought I'd give this thread a bump. In seven days the MABS show starts, as I've stated before I'll be there for most of Saturday. I will look forward to seeing John, and Owen if you can make it.

Soo, are there any others planning on attending?
I'll be in the vendor area as well as checking out the trees on display.....

Jay
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2013, 08:54 PM »

Ths lurker will be there, busy goofball trying to help the artists.
Showing a Crab Apple and Red Cedar.
To bad Crab will not be flowering yet.
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2013, 04:33 AM »

Looking forward to the show.  That, and heckling Peter Warren....  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2013, 01:24 PM »

OK... for those who do come I thought you might want to know what I look like...in case you want to say hello.
I am tall about 6' 3" with a full very gray beard and I wear glasses. I will have a baseball style cap on.
With a little luck a picture is attached.
Jay
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Owen Reich
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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2013, 01:19 AM »

Great show.  Great vendors and auction.  Grin  The last of Nick Lenz's pots are on sale here and I got a few nice ones.

If you are within striking distance, it's worth coming to see the exhibition and vendors for sure.  Minoru Akiyama, Ryan Neil, and Peter Warren have put on some great demos, workshops, and presentations.  I had the honor of translating for Akiyama-san during his critique of the exhibition.  Having studied Keido (the art of display) at Shunka-en gave him a great deal of experience in this aspect of bonsai.
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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2013, 07:58 PM »

Pics or it didn't happen.  Wink
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« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2013, 03:18 PM »

Here are some photos of the event:

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t13244-2013-mid-atlantic-spring-festival-exhibit
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« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2013, 03:22 PM »

Bill Valavanis took some photos of the show.  I just hassled him to post some.  His garden is just waking up as am I after the show and it was 27 here last night....
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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2013, 08:21 AM »

I am home after a week away. I checked and see that Owen has linked to Bills pictures of the Professional Exhibit, there were 16 at this exhibit and all were wonderful trees, I especially enjoyed Bill's Quince, Marty Schmalenberg's Cork-bark Elm and Jim Doyle's Japanese Maple.

In the regular Exhibit, I really like two forests: Hank Gross' Larch and Robert Neems Black Hills Spruce. Both of which I have attached pictures. Hank moved from Vermont and I am very familiar with his Larch, this isn't the only nice tree. There are 10 clubs I believe that make up the Mid Atlantic and each club choose up to 3 trees to be in the exhibit. In total there were 27 trees presented.

I greatly enjoyed the trees. The Vendor area was a good place to stop and see old friends and buy material. I was happy to see John Kirby but regret not having the time to sit and chat. wish I ran into others but perhaps another time.
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