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May 2015 Tree of the Month Contest
« on: April 01, 2015, 09:37 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:

Pictures must be taken within the past 30 days.
Trees submitted are not eligible to be submitted again for 3 months.
Winning trees are not eligible to be submitted again for 12 months.
Post a link to any existing thread on the tree (and if none exists start a new one).

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).
 

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Re: May 2015 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 01:23 PM »
River Indigo - 2007

Indigofera jucunda

I inherited this bonsai from my late father-in-law in 2014.  It is a very fast grower and needs constant trimming during the growing season.  Even missing a week can make the tree loose its shape and character.   I do not think this is a common species for bonsai as I have not seen any before but I believe it makes a nice tree. Supposedly the tree gives off small pink and white flowers but I have yet to see this on my bonsai.  Maybe because of the severe trimming, I do not allow for the flower buds to form.

I think in Spring 15 - Sept, I will look for a shallower pot to put it in.

http://www.plantzafrica.com/planthij/indigofjuc.htm
 

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Re: May 2015 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2015, 09:33 PM »
American Larch in a Keizan Pot. Tree is just beginning to pop, tge needles are just starting to form. The brick red pot was selected to compliment the vivif light green needles as the emerge for an early summer bonsai show.chuhin size tree.
 

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Re: May 2015 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2015, 08:56 AM »
Ficus nerifolia/salicaria/salisifolia

An air layer from 10 or so years ago.

A link for some "progress" pics. http://bonsaistudygroup.com/tropical-bonsai-discussion/a-small-%27willow-leaf%27-ficus/
 

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Re: May 2015 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 10:52 AM »
Time to vote!