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 Post subject: Companion Category Entries
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:14 am 
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This thread is for the "Art of Bonsai Awards" companion planting entries received to date.

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Please send your entries to will@artofbonsai.org where he will archive the original and post a smaller copy in this thread. All entries are linked to a full sized copy that are very large and may take a long time to load, depending on your connection speed. Please read all rules carefully before submitting your entries. All entries that do not comply to the posted rules will be disqualified.

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 Post subject: Re: Companion Category Entries
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:02 am 
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Astilbe (Astilbe glaberrima `Sprite`)
Height: 4 in, 11 cm
Pot: Walsall
Categories: Companion

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Morten Albek - Denamrk

Judge Warren Hill scored 6
Judge Guy Guidry scored 10
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 6
Total score 22
Average score 7.33

Judge Comments:

"Nice, healthy plant, but the second from the left flower stalk should be removed to improve the composition." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Companion Category Entries
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:47 pm 
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Yellow Corydalis (Pseudofumaria lutea)
Height: 3.5 in, 9 cm
Pot: Takahama
Categories: Companion

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Morten Albek - Denmark

Judge Warren Hill scored 6
Judge Guy Guidry scored 10
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 6
Total score 22
Average score 7.33

Judge Comments:

"The foliage and flowers are far too delicate for this strong and severe of a pot." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Companion Category Entries
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:46 pm 
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Dwarf Scouring Rush (Equisitum Sciripoides)
Height: 5 in, 13 cm
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
Categories: Companion

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David Martin - England

Judge Warren Hill scored 5
Judge Guy Guidry scored 8
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 7
Total score 20
Average score 6.67

Judge Comments:

"Very nice planting and condition of the material. The stone slab is evocative of water (works with the frog on the pot), but would be better if it were longer toward the left." - Andy Rutledge


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:52 pm 
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Nutsedge (Cyperus sp.)
Height: 9 in, 24 cm
Pot: Sara Rayner (USA)
Categories: Companion

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Hans Vleugels - Belgium

Judge Warren Hill scored 4
Judge Guy Guidry scored 9
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 6
Total score 19
Average score 6.33

Judge Comments:

"A nice image here, but the plant and the snail are ignoring each other. Too bad the snail is not facing the other direction." - Andy Rutledge


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:24 am 
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Iris, White Ivy leaved Toadflax, Saxifrage, Cotula (Iris Setosa, Cymbalaria muralis alba, Saxifrag var., Cotula Leptinella sp.)
Height: 7 in, 17 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Companion

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David Martin - England

Judge Warren Hill scored 6
Judge Guy Guidry scored 9
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 5
Total score 20
Average score 6.67

Judge Comments:

"Pretty, but the slab is too small and the composition is too segregated. The various plants should be better integrated (closer, etc…)" - Andy Rutledge


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:55 am 
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Pink Mongolian Stonecrop (Sedum ewersii)
Height: 2 in, 5 cm
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
Categories: Companion

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Morten Albek

Judge Warren Hill scored 3
Judge Guy Guidry scored 7
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 13
Average score 4.33

Judge Comments:

"Too large a pot and the foliage/pot are too similar in contrast." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Companion Category Entries
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:39 am 
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Moss ball, Hosta (Hosta var. Blue Cadet), Spotted Cats Ear (Hypochoeris Maculata), Ivy leafed Toadflax (Cymbalaria muralis)
Height: 7 in, 18 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Companion

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David Martin - England

Judge Warren Hill scored 3
Judge Guy Guidry scored 7
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 13
Average score 4.33

Judge Comments:

"The entire composition should be turned ¼ toward the right. As it is, the pot looks like it has a handle on it. The slab is far too chunky." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Companion Category Entries
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:02 am 
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Bladderworth (Utricularia sandersonii)
Height: 4 in, 10 cm
Pot: Unknown
Categories: Companion

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Eric Navoa - USA

Judge Warren Hill scored 9
Judge Guy Guidry scored 5
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 1
Total score 15
Average score 5

Judge Comments:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:14 am 
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Goatsbeard (Astilbe glaberrima ‘Sprite’)
Height: 7 in, 18 cm
Pot: Tufa rock and pot by Simon Temblett (UK)
Categories: Companion

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David Martin - England

Judge Warren Hill scored 3
Judge Guy Guidry scored 10
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 7
Total score 20
Average score 6.67

Judge Comments:

"Nice!" - Andy Rutledge


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:07 am 
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African Hosta (Drimiopsis maculata Lindl. & Paxton)
Height: 3 in, 19 cm
Pot: Sean Smith (USA)
Categories: Companion

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Jose O. Rivera - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Judge Warren Hill scored 6
Judge Guy Guidry scored 5
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 4
Total score 15
Average score 5

Judge Comments:

"Pretty, but a companion plant should not be “moving off toward” one direction like this." - Andy Rutledge


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:31 pm 
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Sombrillita (Scirpus cernuus)
Height: 7 in, 17 cm
Pot: Venezuela
Categories: Companion

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Virginia Vivas O´Connor - Venezuela

Judge Warren Hill scored 2
Judge Guy Guidry scored 8
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 6
Total score 16
Average score 5.33

Judge Comments:

"Nice plant, but a better slab would be appropriate." - Andy Rutledge


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:23 pm 
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Zebra Plant (Haworthia attenuata)
Creeping Woodsorrel (Oxalis Corniculata Linnaeus)
Height: 6 in, 15 cm
Pot: Erin Pottery (UK)
Categories: Companion

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Eric Navoa - USA

Judge Warren Hill scored 5
Judge Guy Guidry scored 5
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 1
Total score 11
Average score 3.67

Judge Comments:

"Sorry: ugly, chunky, symmetry is not artistic or interesting." - Andy Rutledge


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:28 pm 
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Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Height: 7 in, 17 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Companion

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Eric Navoa - USA

Judge Warren Hill scored 4
Judge Guy Guidry scored 3
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 10
Average score 3.33

Judge Comments:

"This whole thing is a bit anemic." - Andy Rutledge


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:39 pm 
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Unknown (Unknown)
Height: 2 in, 5 cm
Pot: Horst Heinzlreiter
Categories: Companion

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Walter Pall - Germany

Judge Warren Hill scored 3
Judge Guy Guidry scored 8
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 13
Average score 4.33

Judge Comments:

"Interesting plant in a much too large and too masculine pot" - Andy Rutledge


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