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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Judy on January 25, 2015, 08:17 AM

Title: BIB
Post by: Judy on January 25, 2015, 08:17 AM
The Bunker has a great post about the BIB show this year, wanted to say congrats to Kirby, that is a great tree and display.  Adair's tree is looking great too.
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: John Kirby on January 25, 2015, 02:52 PM
Thanks Judy, it was really good to see Al and his wife there, got to chat and then got on to the Auction. I think you are talking about the cascade JBP? I also had a Lemon Hill Juniper,  Japanese Maple and 3 Shohin.
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: akeppler on January 26, 2015, 01:07 AM
My wife thought John was a hoot. She liked Adairs accent. She's a pushover for a good Southern Man.

Adair's pine, and John's cascade as well as the Lemon hill.



//EDIT; Accent as in talking not accent plant, although she loved the driftwood stand as did I.
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: Don Blackmond on January 26, 2015, 06:48 AM
There is something about that juniper that I really like.  I can't figure out what it is, but I really like it. 

Great trees in those photos, and a room full of smooth talkers....
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: DorianJF on January 26, 2015, 12:12 PM
I agree.

Some really great trees there.
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: John Kirby on January 26, 2015, 05:38 PM
Don, the Juniper is a lemon hill. It was in the ground a long time, not sure if in Landscape of on of the hundreds field grown at Sumigawa's Nursery in Cotati, California. Akio Kondo styled it in 1995abd it went to the Central Valley. When Boon got it back in 2010 it was in very poor condition and he repotted it, I bought it in 2011 and it was styled in 2013. Daisaku Nomoto prepared it for show this year. It is shown potted in an older pot by Gyouzan, a tremendous contemporary Jspanese potter. The pot is about 18" wide.
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: MatsuBonsai on January 26, 2015, 07:08 PM
I wonder if we'll see any new tree of the month entries next month?  ;)
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: Adair M on January 27, 2015, 12:37 AM
I nominate John's JBP cascade.
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: 0soyoung on January 27, 2015, 02:17 AM
There is something about that juniper that I really like.  I can't figure out what it is, but I really like it. 


Might it be that the secondary trunk/branch is a negative of the primary?

That is what catches my eye - the dead wood is centered between two live veins on the primary versus, live vein in the middle on the secondary.
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: Judy on January 27, 2015, 08:18 AM
Yes, the cascade John.  It's wonderful.  Intricate without seeming to be...a hard thing to achieve. 

would look nice in the header ;)
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: bwaynef on January 27, 2015, 02:53 PM
Just so this thread makes sense for folks that may not know what the bunker is
http://bonsaial.wordpress.com (http://bonsaial.wordpress.com)

Can anyone explain the Special Category to me?

Title: Re: BIB
Post by: SHIMA1 on January 29, 2015, 03:22 AM
Doesn't fit anywhere else?
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: akeppler on January 29, 2015, 04:20 PM
Can anyone explain the Special Category to me?



I would like that also....
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: John Kirby on January 29, 2015, 09:54 PM
So, we have noticed over the years that bunjin, forest and "unique" trees never win members choice awards. We have a number of amazing trees that don't fit the traditional model. This year, Boon and the show committee decided to add this category. We will see what next year brings.
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: akeppler on January 30, 2015, 12:20 AM
Is this the tree that won that catagory?
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: Adair M on January 30, 2015, 02:10 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: Judy on January 30, 2015, 10:33 AM
That's a great idea. Who determines the trees that are in that category, the artist or the judges?
Title: Re: BIB
Post by: Adair M on January 30, 2015, 02:24 PM
Boon

Thus show is not "judged" by an outside artist. Boon selects the candidate trees by category, and the BIB members vote on the trees within each category.