2013 BSV Bonsai Exhibition

The Bonsai Society of Victoria held their 2013 Annual Bonsai Exhibition on the first weekend in October.  This year, the Society awarded two best tree prizes in the Exhibition; one judged by an expert in the field and the other voted best tree by those attending the Exhibition.  While those attending the Exhibition would have had the opportunity to view the judges choice for best tree, votes for the People’s Choice were not counted until late Sunday.  It is with great pleasure that the Bonsai Society of Victoria announces that the Weeping Sticky Wattle styled by Marcela was chosen as winner of the Peoples Choice Award.  If you need a reminder, a photo is included below.

People’s Choice – Weeping Sticky Wattle

The Judge’s Choice for Best Tree in the Show was an English Elm styled by Quentin.  See photo below.

Best Tree in Show – English Elm

A sample of other trees on display at the Exhibition are included below.

Atlantic Cedar
Japanese Maple
Queensland Box
Eucalyptus nicholi

2013 October Saturday Styling Review

The October Saturday styling review received great support from BSV members with many welcoming the opportunity to review a wide selection of trees in various stages of development.  Photos showing a sample of these are included below.

Banksia mini marginata
Black Pine – also see June 2013 post 
Purple Leaf Birch
Juniper after restyle
Mugo or maybe Nigra pine
Coastal Tea Tree
Tea tree detail
Japanese White Pine
Japanese White Pine after Adjustment
Pinus Radiata

Hawthorn regrowth after digging

Melaleuca air layer in progress
Mugo Pine

Elm over rock
Lemon Scented Gum regrowth