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The evaluation of bonsai 34th annual exhibition BABA

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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

Shimpaku – note the conical shape and constant movement along the trunk

Shimpaku

Shimpaku – good deadwood and movement
silhouette suites trunk movement as well

Shimpaku grafted on Sierra juniper, Jim Gremel pot

Shimpaku grafted in Sierra juniper – pot Jim Gremel

California juniper

juniper California – shows deadwood great age

California juniper

from the side – note line thin life

California juniper

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

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Pines they are appreciated by very different characteristics. By pines, age is best transmitted through the crust.

White pine

Japanese white pine – take into account the development of the crust on top of the trunk and branches

Japanese black pine

Japanese black pine – (! Healthy and candles) great trunk
note the angle of the steady decline of the branches

Japanese black pine

black pine Japanese – the focus semi waterfall is well suited to this specimen

Atlas cedar

Atlas cedar

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.

Trident maple

Arce trident – silhouette on everything in place

Trident maple

trident maple – silhouette in the development

Trident maple

trident maple – silhouette in early stages of development

Japanese maple

Japanese maple

Korean hornbeam

Korean carpe – silhouette looks good

Korean hornbeam

Korea carpe – silhouette slightly in early stages of development

Chestnut

brown California pigs

flowering varieties are highly appreciated when displayed in bloom and make great moments to the exhibition hall.

Wisteria

Wisteria

Contorted Japanese quiince, Jim Gremel pot

Contorted Japanese flowering quince – Jim pot Gremel

Ume

Ume

Beech are among the latest varieties of deciduous leaf out in spring and remind us that we are not finished completely in winter.

Japanese beech

beech Japanese

Contorted hazelnut

hazlenut Contorted

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.

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Yaupon holly

Yaupon holly

Ficus

Ficus

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


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