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Our Spring Show 2017!

We’re still processing all of our photos of the show, but here’s a quick look at the trees that received awards in different categories. Below that you’ll see three special trees from Brian Van Fleet, one of our members. All three of them have been selected for national exhibitions in the past.¬†Finally you’ll see the tree Kathy Shaner selected as Best in Show.

First off, trees entered by Novice members, with no more than six years in bonsai.

Japanese Black Pine: 1st Place Conifer

Chinese Elm: 1st Place Deciduous

Korean Hornbeam Forest: 1st Place Deciduous

Green Mound Juniper: 2nd Place Conifer

Korean Hornbeam: 2nd Place Deciduous

Kingsville Boxwood: 2nd Place Broadleaf Evergreen

These trees were submitted by members with seven to twelve years of experience in bonsai.

Satsuki Azalea: 1st Place Flowering

Japanese Black Pine: 1st Place Conifer

Kingsville Boxwood: 1st Place Broadleaf Evergreen

Trident Maple: 1st Place Deciduous

Satsuki Azalea: 2nd Place Flowering

Kingsville Boxwood: 2nd Place Broadleaf Evergreen

Crepe Myrtle: 2nd Place Deciduous

These awarded trees were entered by our Experienced members.

Satsuki Azalea: 1st Place Flowering

Kingsville Boxwood: 1st Place Broadleaf Evergreen

Ficus: 2nd Place Tropical

Japanese Juniper: 2nd Place Conifer

Satsuki Azalea: 2nd Place Flowering

Brian Van Fleet’s nationally recognized trees.

Little Hip Hawthorn

Japanese Maple


Sargent Juniper

 

Judged Best in Show by Bonsai Master Kathy Shaner.

A 26-year-old Japanese Apricot (prunus mume) in training for 21 years. The photographs don’t do justice to the beautiful trunk and bark, but you’ll have to wait until next year to see it in person. It’s back in its private garden until then.

Best in Show 2017

Winner of the People’s Choice Award

Exposed Root Satsuki Azalea

ABS Coming Events

We hope you’ll keep us in mind as you plan your summer.

Come see us at our June meeting in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Auditorium on Monday evening, June 12. The meeting starts at 7:00 with a short business session, and a program on a specific bonsai topic will follow. As usual, our club workshop will take place in the BBG Potting Shed the following Saturday morning.

If you would enjoy a bonsai-related vacation, consider attending the National Shohin Exposition June 23-25, 2017 at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

 

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