Judging the Artisans Cup by categories

The Garden of Crataegus Bonsai in New Video-

michael hagedorn

Blogger Oscar Jonker of Holland came to my garden during the Artisans Cup and made this video interview. We walked around the yard and talked about a handful of the trees. He spent quite a bit of time with this, and I was delighted with the product. And, to many of my students who have chastised me for being invisible on the web, at least in video format, here’s a step in the direction of visibility… A big thank you Oscar and Bonsai Empire for creating this! Enjoy-

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Bonsai Europa 2015 – The Accents

I was really impressed by the accents at Europa. It’s a hard time of year to keep them looking in show condition but all looked great, seasonal and mature.

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Bonsai Europa 2015 – Everything Else!

These three balloons worked a treat in attracting attention to the venue as they could be seen across Bury.

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I think I missed this one from the Conifer post earlier.

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Some general shots although the highest rank present was Sgt Major ‘Ba doom tish!’

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Some of the trade stands

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Loved these guys, Sperling Keramik from Germany.

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Iain Baillie’s amazing pots

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This is Will Baddeley’s Stand, or is it, I’m confused.

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The kids workshops were an amazing part of the weekend.

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The Awards

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An Overview

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The Akamatsu Club display

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The Venue

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Stephen with his Exhibit

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My bearded self with my Escallonia

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The Wirral Bonsai Society display

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Bonsai Europa 2015 – Shohin

And now the wee trees.

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Bonsai Europa 2015 – Others

And now for some Evergreens and other such wonders…


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Bonsai Europa 2015 – Deciduous

And now for the Deciduous trees. If I have missed any out it’s due to poor photos not personal taste!

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Bonsai Europa 2015 – The Conifers

I’ll break up the exhibits by posting them in different groups, conifers, deciduous, Others, Shohin, Accents. My photos are just ok, I found it hard to get the right set up with the lighting but these should give you a good feel for the event. Here’s the first instalment.

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