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things we look at bonsai exhibitions: healthy, beautiful trees in well-designed screens, clean pots and attractive applications coverage . This is true for almost any exhibition of bonsai. It is when we begin to consider the criteria for the assessment of individual trees that things get interesting.
However, I have to visit an exhibition that trees lined up on the screen depending on the variety. I would not recommend it from a perspective of healing, but could be a great learning experience. Similarly, if the trees were lined up like that. Seeing what works and what you can not jump out as specimens when compared side by side, and is a great way to highlight the best points of trees.
Then bonsai shown at the annual exhibition Bay 34 Bonsai Associates shuffled more or less depending on the variety, along with some specific notes for style or species of each group are presented.
First – junipers. What we seek in the juniper bonsai? Deadwood and movement. Honing and development branch also count, but the deadwood and movement are the main characteristics of the variety.
Shimpaku – note the conical shape and constant movement along the trunk
Shimpaku – good deadwood and movement
silhouette suites trunk movement as well
Shimpaku grafted in Sierra juniper – pot Jim Gremel
juniper California – shows deadwood great age
from the side – note line thin life
juniper California – good contrast between the lines of life and dead wood
Thus closer to the foliage of these key features could increase the effect
Pines they are appreciated by very different characteristics. By pines, age is best transmitted through the crust.
Japanese white pine – take into account the development of the crust on top of the trunk and branches
Japanese black pine – (! Healthy and candles) great trunk
note the angle of the steady decline of the branches
black pine Japanese – the focus semi waterfall is well suited to this specimen
deciduous trees are also valued for their trunks, but in developing the branch we can see specimens of deciduous at its best. Although it may be difficult to assess branching after the leaves emerge, the young leaves are beautiful and they do a great job of conveying the season.
Arce trident – silhouette on everything in place
trident maple – silhouette in the development
trident maple – silhouette in early stages of development
Korean carpe – silhouette looks good
Korea carpe – silhouette slightly in early stages of development
brown California pigs
flowering varieties are highly appreciated when displayed in bloom and make great moments to the exhibition hall.
Contorted Japanese flowering quince – Jim pot Gremel
Beech are among the latest varieties of deciduous leaf out in spring and remind us that we are not finished completely in winter.
As broadleaf evergreens are typically shown in leaf, the idea is to show complete with beautiful silhouettes. Depending on the variety, a number styles are available, although informal upright makes it one of the most natural approaches.
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com