The Bimer Bonsai Show was help at the Mt Cootha we had 585 visitors over the weekend. Our raffle of the cascade juniper drew in 500+ entries. Overall, a successful weekend.
Having young kids we had a kid’s corner at the show. There were plenty of bonsai pictures for them to colour in and it seemed to be a hit. A young boy drag his dad away from the display so he could do some colouring in.
Below there is a list of the trees that won an award. There are three areas, People’s, Judge’s and President’s choice. These are not meant to be considered a competition but a recognition of the hard work put in by fellow members. The common things between the trees chosen are the high quality of presentation and refinement. Thanks to all members who displayed a tree.
The Judges 1st Prize: Clerodendrum by Gil
The Judges 2nd Prize: Sargent Juniper by Averil
The Judges 3rd Prize Azalea Saotome by David
Presidents Choice 1st Prize: Melaleuca Alternifolia by Geoff
Presidents Choice 2nd Prize: Shimpaku Juniper with Driftwood by David C
Peoples Choice 1st: Azalea Sao-to-me by David C
Peoples Choice 2nd: Trident Maple Forest by Albert G
Peoples Choice 3rd: Buxus Harlandii Landscape by Ven Grasso
It was also great to see new faces displaying bonsai as well as a lot of trees not seen before (83 trees in total).
A Busy Sales Area
Pots, green stock, books ….
… our busiest day yet!
Averil with a Black Pine …..
Getting help with the wiring.
Michael with a Swamp Cypress
Pruning and wiiring
The finished product
Our President Albert working a Melaleuca
Serious haircut and wiring to get the right shape.
Incredible finish on a native tree.
Bruce demonstrating how easy it is to get started and showing many examples of how to pot this juniper!