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 Post subject: Broadleaf Category Entries
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:15 am 
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This thread is for the "Art of Bonsai Awards" broadleaf 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: Broadleaf Category Entries
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:53 pm 
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Satsuki Azalea (Rhododendron)
Height: 26 in, 65 cm
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Broadleaf

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Andrea Trevisan - Italy

Judge Warren Hill scored 7
Judge Guy Guidry scored 8
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 6
Total score 21
Average score 7

Judge Comments:

"Inconsistent foliage pad presentation detracts from this otherwise nice composition. The soil should be better prepared." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Broadleaf Category Entries
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:08 am 
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Coast Oak (Quercus agrifolia)
Height: 11 in, 28 cm
Pot: Jim Barrett
Categories: Broadleaf

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Mike Page - USA

Judge Warren Hill scored 2
Judge Guy Guidry scored 3
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 4
Total score 11
Average score 3.67

Judge Comments:

"A little refinement and organization of branches (distinct pads with a little negative space between them) will bring out the beauty of this little pig!" - Guy Guidry

"Some attempt should be made to craft structure and to create interplay between the foliage and the distracting, exposed deadwood trunk." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Broadleaf Category Entries
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:58 am 
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Chinese Elm (Ulmus Parvifolia)
Height: 12 in, 30 cm
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Broadleaf

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Thomas J. Mozden - USA

Judge Warren Hill scored 3
Judge Guy Guidry scored 5
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 11
Average score 3.67

Judge Comments:

"The little tree looks big! Branches are a little crossed and trunk a bit stiff but tree looks natural. Good job!" - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Broadleaf Category Entries
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:06 am 
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Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus coreana)
Height: 24 in, 60 cm
Pot: Gordon Duffet
Categories: Broadleaf

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Geoff Crowe - England

Judge Warren Hill scored 5
Judge Guy Guidry scored 8
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 4
Total score 17
Average score 5.67

Judge Comments:

"Smaller tree complements mother tree nicely. Very harmonious and natural." - Guy Guidry

"The stand should be much larger, the pot is inappropriately colored for an in-leaf tree, and deciduous trees should not be shown in-leaf." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Broadleaf Category Entries
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:44 am 
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Little Jade (Portulacria)
Height: 14 in, 35 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Broadleaf

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Ricardo Zamora - Caracas Venezuela

Judge Warren Hill scored 1
Judge Guy Guidry scored 4
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 7
Average score 2.33

Judge Comments:

"Very healthy!" - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Broadleaf Category Entries
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Quiebracho (Phitecellobiumtortum)
Height: 36 in, 90 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Broadleaf

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Nacho Marin - Caracas Venezuela

Judge Warren Hill scored 8
Judge Guy Guidry scored 7
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 6
Total score 21
Average score 7

Judge Comments:

"Powerful natural looking tree matches pot well. This bonsai makes the viewer feel the power of the tropics!" - Guy Guidry

"Nice use of the material and nice presentation (but where’s the stand!?). However, wire is inappropriate when displaying such a tree." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Broadleaf Category Entries
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:54 pm 
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Ficus Nuda (Ficus Nuda)
Height: 47 in, 120 cm
Pot: Mica
Categories: Broadleaf

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Nacho Marin - Caracas Venezuela

Judge Warren Hill scored 6
Judge Guy Guidry scored 6
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 5
Total score 17
Average score 5.67

Judge Comments:

"In a few years the power of this bonsai will be improved. Than it will take on the appearance of a real tree in nature." - Guy Guidry

"Poor placement in the pot" - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Broadleaf Category Entries
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:59 pm 
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Guayabita Del Peru (Psidium sartrianum)
Height:31 in, 80 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Broadleaf

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Nacho Marin - Caracas Venezuela

Judge Warren Hill scored 7
Judge Guy Guidry scored 6
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 4
Total score 17
Average score 5.67

Judge Comments:

"When base catches up with tree composition will be more beautiful!" - Guy Guidry

"Poor placement in the pot" - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Broadleaf Category Entries
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:04 pm 
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Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea 'Pink Pixie')
Height: 36 in, 90 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Broadleaf

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Nacho Marin - Caracas Venezuela

Judge Warren Hill scored 7
Judge Guy Guidry scored 5
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 5
Total score 17
Average score 5.67

Judge Comments:

"She is very nice. Let foliage relax a little and grow a bit for a more natural appearance." - Guy Guidry

"The pot is of unsuitable color. This one could be greatly improved if the whole thing were tilted toward the left by about 10 – 15 degrees. Where’s the stand?" - Andy Rutledge


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:09 pm 
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Calistemon Especioso (Calistemon Especioso)
Height:39 in, 100 cm
Pot: Handmade
Categories: Broadleaf

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Nacho Marin - Caracas Venezuela

Judge Warren Hill scored 6
Judge Guy Guidry scored 8
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 6
Total score 20
Average score 6.67

Judge Comments:

"The powerful base and slightly twisting trunk create a great beginning for such a dramatic story. Good marriage of pot makes for very unique balance!" - Guy Guidry

"Interesting! The stand should have an appropriate platform for the pot." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Broadleaf Category Entries
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:50 pm 
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Chinese Box (Murraya exotica)
Height: 24 in, 61 cm
Pot: Pandits from India
Categories: Broadleaf

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Suchitha Reddy - India

Judge Warren Hill scored 2
Judge Guy Guidry scored 4
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 8
Average score 2.67

Judge Comments:

"A little development and moving the tree to right side of pot be nice." - Guy Guidry


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:56 pm 
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Manila Tamarind (Pithecellobium dulce)
Height: 27 in, 69 cm
Pot: Pandits from India
Categories: Broadleaf

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Suchitha Reddy - India

Judge Warren Hill scored 4
Judge Guy Guidry scored 7
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 5
Total score 16
Average score 5.33

Judge Comments:

"Tree and pot together look natural, made for one another. In a few years will even be better. Good nature!" - Guy Guidry

"The soil should be prepared for show. Stand??" - Andy Rutledge


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:59 pm 
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Jade (Crassula)
Height: 25 in, 63 cm
Pot: Pandits from India
Categories: Broadleaf

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Suchitha Reddy - India

Judge Warren Hill scored 2
Judge Guy Guidry scored 4
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 8
Average score 2.67

Judge Comments:

"A little topiary but nice line. Loosen up for a more natural look!" - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Broadleaf Category Entries
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:03 am 
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Sacred Fig (Ficus Religiosa)
Height: 26 in, 66 cm
Pot: Pandits from India
Categories: Broadleaf

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Suchitha Reddy - India

Judge Warren Hill scored 3
Judge Guy Guidry scored 5
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 10
Average score 3.33

Judge Comments:

"A larger canopy will accentuate the massive trunk. Tree has good future." - Guy Guidry


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