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Southeastern Regional Bonsai Show - July 25-26 2009
« on: July 26, 2009, 08:43 AM »
This weekend the Nashville Bonsai Society hosted the Southeastern Regional Bonsai Show at Cheekwood Gardens.  The grounds and facilities at Cheekwood are a great setting for this event.  The mild weather this year meant that strolling through the various gardens could be done comfortably.

Here are a few pictures from the Japanese Garden.
 

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Re: Southeastern Regional Bonsai Show - July 25-26 2009
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 08:45 AM »
Once you've passed the vendor area this tokonama display was the first that most visitors went to see.
 

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Re: Southeastern Regional Bonsai Show - July 25-26 2009
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 08:46 AM »
These two Japanese Black Pine trees really caught my eye.  The shohin was outstanding and the formal upright really stood out to me.  The pictures don't even do the trees justice.
 

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Re: Southeastern Regional Bonsai Show - July 25-26 2009
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2009, 08:51 AM »
This giant seju forest is one of my favorites.  It truly is impressive.
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Re: Southeastern Regional Bonsai Show - July 25-26 2009
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009, 09:32 AM »
This giant seju forest is one of my favorite.  It truly is impressive.

Hey John...What a great place to have a show.  I will have to visit these beautiful gardens. 

I have seen this Seiju planting before in Asheville...I am pretty sure it won a couple of the awards.  It's size is certainly impressive.  Could you tell me why you call this one of your favorites? 

I guess when I first saw this planting I said Wow!  But then, after looking more closely, I was not as impressed.  I guess the most positive thing I can say is that the overall impression is far better than the specific characteristics of this planting.  I guess I wish I could say that with respect to all of my trees.

Respectfully...
John
 

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Re: Southeastern Regional Bonsai Show - July 25-26 2009
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009, 09:37 AM »
John,

I enjoy the sheer size of this one.  I also enjoy going over to Dave's and seeing it inside the pool/greenhouse, and the winch required to move it.  It may not be the best forest out there, but it's still one of my favorites.  It always makes me smile just seeing it.
 

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Re: Southeastern Regional Bonsai Show - July 25-26 2009
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2009, 11:43 AM »
The show wrapped up yesterday.  With a busy weekend I was only able to spend a few hours at the show on Saturday.  Having been there for the past several years I will say that it's getting better every year.  I would like to see some sort of backdrop behind the trees in the future.

Does anyone have a report on how the Shimpaku workshop with Roy Nagatoshi went?  How about the Kusamono workshops with Young Choe?
 

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Re: Southeastern Regional Bonsai Show - July 25-26 2009
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009, 04:39 PM »
John,

The detail and refinement on the seju forest is impressive. I would also like to see the expo sometime in the near future.

Dan