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General Category => Tree of the Month => Topic started by: Bonsai Study Group Admin on January 01, 2013, 06:34 PM

Title: February 2013 Tree of the Month Contest
Post by: Bonsai Study Group Admin on January 01, 2013, 06:34 PM
The BonsaiStudyGroup.com "Tree of the Month" contest is a showcase for all the members to show off your work.

The BonsaiStudyGroup.com "Tree of the Month" contest is open to any and all members of the forum.  This will be a monthly contest.  The winner will have his/her tree featured in the header section of BonsaiStudyGroup.com.

How to enter:

Post as many as 4 photos in the monthly thread.  One submission only per member, per month, please.  Submissions will be accepted until the 21st of the month, at which point the thread will be locked.  Voting will begin in a separate thread and will continue until the 28th of the month.

We ask that the entry threads be reserved for submissions only.  Any non-entry post will be removed.  Feel free to start a new thread to discuss any tree entered in the contest.  Winners will be announced on the 28th of the month, and home page will be updated on the 1st of the month.

Please post no more than 4 pictures per tree and provide a brief history of each tree.

Guidelines:



If you are unable to post a picture you can PM one of the Moderators or Admins and we'll work with you to get it posted.

Please remember to post a link to any existing thread on the tree (and if none exists start a new one).
Title: Shohin Japanese Maple
Post by: John Kirby on January 02, 2013, 04:48 PM
Got this tree from a friend, is about 8" tall, it is shown here in a generic "Tokoname" production pot that I got from the Monks 6-7 years ago, I am working to get the branches to balance more closely with the trunk, I expect to use this as the second tree ina medium sized primary tree display. Will transplant this tree this weekend and put a shot of the tree in its show pot. I believe that this tree has a twin that resides in Massachusetts.
Title: Re: February 2013 Tree of the Month Contest
Post by: Brian Van Fleet on January 06, 2013, 09:29 PM
Hi all, first post here, and thought I'd offer a shot of my ume because it captures the season.  It's just entering its third year of training.  Full bloom now, but needs a few years to really develop the ramification.  21" tall in a cheap (but I like it!) 13.5" Touyou pot.

Regards,
BVF
Title: Re: February 2013 Tree of the Month Contest
Post by: John Kirby on January 11, 2013, 07:08 PM
Ok, a better cell phone picture after repotting and mossing. The tree is now in a white crackle pot made by Koyo (Kouyou in some places). The tree absolutely fills the pot.
Title: Re: February 2013 Tree of the Month Contest
Post by: John Kirby on January 21, 2013, 11:34 AM
One last shot from the show last weekend on the shared Shohin Display Stand.
Title: Re: February 2013 Tree of the Month Contest
Post by: Bonsai Study Group Admin on January 21, 2013, 06:30 PM
Time to vote (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/tree-of-the-month/february-2013-tree-of-the-month-contest-voting/)!