ABS BONSAI LEARNING SEMINAR

September 13-15, 2013

The American Bonsai Society and Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society are hosting the ABS Bonsai Learning Seminar in Saratoga Springs, NY this weekend. There are over 40 various teaching seminars and workshops during the three day event.

One of the favorite part of any bonsai gathering is the bonsai exhibit. The bonsai are quite outstanding, but displayed here in a rather unusual setting. All the bonsai, except for the shohin bonsai and a few other smaller specimens are displayed outside around the swimming pool and entrance pathway. Each bonsai is exhibited on newly made tall outdoor display stands. Heavy appearing pressure treated lumber was used for the display stands.

Yesterday I suddenly noticed all the ABS directors exit their board of directors meeting and proceeded in single file to the swimming pool area to move the bonsai because of an approaching thunderstorm accompanied with hail. This morning all the bonsai were back on the stands and now its pouring rain outside, so watering will not be necessary today. Trees were not labeled.

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Firethorn

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Outdoor exhibit

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Outdoor exhibit

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Ted Matson exhibit critique

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Japanese black pine

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American larch

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Trident maple

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Lavendar star flower- Grewia

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Dwarf Chinese elm

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Willow-leaf fig

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Trident maple

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San Jose juniper

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Trident maple

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American larch

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Japanese five-needle pine

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American larch

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Koto Hime Japanese maple

PROCUMBENS

 

Dwarf Japanese garden juniper

 

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