Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF) convention 2017 pictures

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Huh, I thought a lot of people in Southern California visited this year bonsai convention but only IanB posted few pictures in other post! Let me share with you displayed trees to which I took pictures yesterday. I had to take one day off to go to convention in the morning. I was very lucky to get one precious bonsai tree and one prebonsai. My time was paid off! very well ;)
These are displayed trees.
When I just stepped into the room, the 1st tree is Shimpaku from my teacher, Mr. Richard Ota. My teacher said it was a cutting about 50 years ago.
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Next to it is JBP, in memory of John Naka. It is root over rock, I think.
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Then, JBP from Yamaguchi nursery
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Then, Procumbens Nana juniper from Fred Miyahara
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Olive sumo from June Nguy ( David Nguy's wife)
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I love this saikei from Frank Goya. It is so beautiful and natural. Very detailed.
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JBP from Patrick Shiao
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Prostrata juniper from Soung Shin
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Shimpaku juniper from Tak Shimazu
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Chinese elm from Elaine Okine
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Prostrata juniper from Hong Pham
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California juniper from Clark Bonsai Collection. I love its dead wood.
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California juniper from my teacher, Mr. David Nguy who is one of three headliners in this year convention.
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Procumbens Nana juniper and Serissa from Michael Sykes
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JBP from Renee Chan
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Prostrata juniper from Cora Tran
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California juniper from Carol Roberts
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Shimpaku juniper from Boon Manakitivipart
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Chinese elm from GSBF Collection
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California juniper from Michael Jonas
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Satsuki azalea from Louis Camerota
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Another California juniper from Kris Kurniadi
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Cork pine from Tom Vuong
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California juniper from Jason Chan
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San Jose juniper from Bob Shimon
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Group display from Peter Macasieb
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Prostrata juniper from Soung Shin
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That's it for displayed trees.
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I've got a lot of pictures. Just haven't hard time to post em yet. Later tonight.
 

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Thanks for posting those! In the words of Colonel Hans Landa:

“... each more lovely than the last.”
 

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Thanks for posting these pictures of the event. I could not make it this year but enjoyed it thru your pics. Al
 

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Check out my recent three blogs for many more photos from the three exhibits:

Www.valavanisbonsaiblog.c
I did not come into the Viewing Stone Exhibit but I came into the Judged Bonsai Exhibit. Here they are!
I love this pyracantha. The pot color compliment the fruit color very well!
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I can not remember this is cedar, cypress or foemina juniper!
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Cork oak
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Tamarix!
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Cedar?
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Olive
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Great stuff @bonhe , but you neglected to show us what trees you acquired!;)
OMG Wilson. You remember to ask me this!
I got this ready show tamarix. It has a very impressive history to which I will tell the story later on. I am feeling very lucky to acquire it. I believe in destiny!
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Nice show, thanks for taking the time to post the photos! Some really interesting trees. The twin trunk chinese elm from the GSBF collection really caught my eye - very beautiful tree by itself but that huge accent piece ruins the illusion and makes the tree look much smaller. Similarly with the one you labeled "I can not remember this is cedar, cypress or foemina juniper!", tree looks nice but that pot overwhelms the tree. The satsuki azalea (Luis Camerota) has a really nice natural tree shape.

Your new tamarix is very cool looking, please keep us posted as you work on it!
 

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and this little Pygmy cypress. It trunk base is 1 cm with 30 cm in height. It is perfect for literati project. This is a first time I know Pygmy cypress. Its leaves looks like California leaves but much smaller. It has lemon scent! I love it!
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Bonhe
Hi Tuan,

Did you get the care sheet for the Pygmy cypress from Bob? If not let me know and I can send you a copy.
 
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