Author Topic: Association of Australian Bonsai Clubs - 'Be Inspired' Featuring Boon.  (Read 1947 times)

scottroxburgh

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I didn't get many hits to the post in the Bonsai Show discussion area so I thought I'd post pics and a link here

We had Boon for a total of 5 days at the convention. I have studied with Boon before, and I was again impressed by his solid technique, the knowledge that he freely shared (we even got some of his "secret" grafting techniques), and on top of that, the ease with which he communicated to such a large audience (200-250 people). With the help of some assistants, Boon worked on 4 trees simultaneously one day, then another 4 the next.

The last tree boon worked on was a large old procumbens that looked pretty average to start with. Boon turned it into a great tree for the club to use as a 'learning tree' for all members.

I have included some pics but also linked to the Bonsai Northwest website if you would like to see more.


http://www.bonsainorthwest.com.au/#!special-events/vstc7=2012-aabc-convention
 

scottroxburgh

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Boon staying back late to continue styling the procumbins
Boon with a JBP Demo tree
Boon wiring my tree in a workshop, me wiring - "too small", then cutting off, then re-wiring - "wrong pair", then cutting off, then re-wiring my tree!  ;D ;D ;D
Australian native - Banksia Serrata - Exhibition winner
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Over 1.5m wide raft English Elm - from a stump grazed on by cattle in a paddock.
Monterey Pine Forrest
Australian native - Lemon Scented Tea tree
Australian native - Banksia Integrafolia
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Australian Native - Casurina Torulosa
Pinus Radiata
Pinus Radiata
Chinese Elm, Trident Maple display
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Really nice group of trees. I especially like that semi cascade elm in the hex pot. That tree is really nice.
 

tmmason10

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A lot of really nice trees thanks for sharing. I like the English elm raft looks pretty unique.
 

scottroxburgh

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Agreed, one of the best little fellows in the show, it was great to see some trees being truely displayed rather than just stuck on a bench and shown.

Jow, is a member here and is really trying to increase standrad of bonsai in Australia. More info from this great artist can be found on his blog:

http://nichigobonsai.com/2012/05/07/the-things-we-do/
 

scottroxburgh

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A lot of really nice trees thanks for sharing. I like the English elm raft looks pretty unique.

One of the 'limitations' to bonsai in Australia is that we cannot import (most) trees. Although this is one of the trees that show that it isn't really a limitation at all, it truly is a great tree.

Here is a link to some pictures of the tree in 360 degrees:
http://www.ausbonsai.com.au/360/Ulmus_procera_nbpca/

My apologies, I just found the measurements and the tree is only 1.2m wide...
 

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I'm real partial to the first elm. One of the most treelike bonsai I've seen.
Thanks.
 

scottroxburgh

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Yeah nice tree but I am unsure about the pot? Good colour, just not the right shape.
 

scottroxburgh

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Really nice group of trees. I especially like that semi cascade elm in the hex pot. That tree is really nice.

A bit more about the little chinese elm...

http://nichigobonsai.com/2012/06/04/my-aabc-exhibition-trees/