2013 CHINA (GUZHEN) NATIONAL PENJING EXHIBITION

Would love to have seen this in person, another great post on this blog, fast becoming a favourite.

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How large do you think this penjing is? Scroll to bottom to find out!

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The day after the successful WBFF World Convention I was flown to Guangdong and then took another two hour car ride to Zhongshan City for the First 2013 China (Guzhen) National Penjing Exhibition. It is quite warm here and the airport roads were lined with stately Royal palm trees with colorful red poinsettias used as bedding plants. Penjing from the entire country were gathered for this premier exhibition which was held in a huge new exhibition building. It needed to be large because of the great size of nearly every penjing.

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Just over 100 large penjing, and you can’t appreciate their size unless you see them in person. I had to stand in several of the trees for proportion. The layout was unique and each tree was displayed in a special area with spotlights aimed to…

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Bonsaiclub de Betuwe Exhibition Part 1

Following on from the small images yesterday, Harry my European reporter 😉 has furnished me with bigger and better images to share today. That many in fact that I’ll be splitting them over two posts.

This for a club show is truly fantastic and at a time of the year when many trees look a bit tatty and can’t be exhibited at their best. Well done guys.Nice of Harry to remember my growing love of accent plants too 🙂 You may also want to ‘Like’ their Facebook page here.

Enjoy the gallery

Dutch Exhibition

As advertised previously on this blog, this show looks like it was well worth the visit.

Images in the gallery are a little small but if I get any more links I’ll share them here.

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Peter Warren Workshop – Phil’s Juniper Video

Only now I understand nothing

Great Article

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BSA Exhibition 2014

To Arthur!

Happy Arthur’s Day 🙂

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Contact can be made direct to bonsaieejitatgmail.com in the meantime while I see what’s wrong.

WORLD BONSAI FRIENDSHIP FEDERATION CONVENTION – PART 1

Watching this one with interest.

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The 7th World Bonsai Friendship Federation Convention has been combined with the 12th Asia Pacific Bonsai And Suiseki Convention this year in Jin Tan, China and will take place on September 24-28, 2013. I’m part of a six man team from the United States and am joined by fellow bonsai artists and friends, Bjorn Bjorholm, Randy Clark, Brussel Martin and Suthin Sukosolvisit.

Yesterday I arrived in China after a long 15 hour direct flight from Newark, originating in Rochester. The convention committee met us and led us to an air conditioned bus where we had to wait for THREE hours for other foreigners to arrive. Then they told us the bus trip would be another FOUR hours to the hotel. That’s like me flying into Rochester, NY and driving to Pittsburgh, PA for a hotel!

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Today we are boarding buses to the convention venue, which is another…

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Bonsai Show Reminder

 

For the Dutch, don’t forget this event this weekend.