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 Post subject: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:15 am 
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This thread is for the "Art of Bonsai Awards" shohin entries received to date.

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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:47 am 
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Honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida)
Height: 5 in, 13 cm
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
Categories: Shohin

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Morten Albek - Denmark

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

Judge Comments:

"Hunky little tree might look better in a shallower but longer pot. Kind of tight." - Guy Guidry

"A wide slab would be far preferable to this stand that is roughly the width of everything else in the composition." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:51 am 
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Willow (Salix simulatrix)
Height: 2 in, 5 cm
Pot: Elsebeth Ludvigsen
Categories: Shohin

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Morten Albek - Denmark

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

Judge Comments:

"In two inches this tree sports a lot of grace and power." - Guy Guidry

"Interesting elements here, but the companion succulent is in far too large a pot! This wrecks an otherwise nice composition." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:03 am 
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Satsuki Azalea (Rhododendron indicum)
Height: 6 in, 15 cm
Pot: Dick Ryerson
Categories: Shohin

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Mike Page - USA

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

Judge Comments:

"Tree has good future. Once the canopy catches up with with the trunk azalea will look more natural." - Guy Guidry

"Symmetry is not interesting. Every element is symmetrically shaped and arranged." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:44 am 
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Japanese Black Pine (Pinus Thunbergii)
Height: 7 in, 18 cm
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Shohin

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Thomas J Mozden - USA

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

Judge Comments:

"Powerful tree has lots of moves. Good choice of pot." - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:37 am 
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Japanese Rhododendron (Rhododendron lysolepsis)
Height: 7 in, 18 cm
Pot: John Pitt
Categories: Shohin

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Morten Albek - Denmark

Judge Warren Hill scored 8
Judge Guy Guidry scored 8
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 6
Total score 22
Average score 7.33

Judge Comments:

"Slanting tree has great balance. Powerful base anchors composition well." - Guy Guidry

"This could be much improved if moss were added between the roots." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:42 am 
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Shimpaku (Juniperus chinensis)
Height: 3.5 in, 9 cm
Pot: Bigei - Yokoname, Japan
Categories: Shohin

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Morten Albek - Denmark

Judge Warren Hill scored 6
Judge Guy Guidry scored 7
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 16
Average score 5.33

Judge Comments:

"As canopy develops and jin under canopy refined the tree will be fabulous." - Guy Guidry

"This one has not been prepared for show in any way??" - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
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Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horisontalis)
Height: 4 in, 10 cm
Pot: Brazilian
Categories: Shohin

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Morten Albek - Denmark

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

Judge Comments:

"Tree could use a little more foliage to conceal straight line of trunk and help complement the excellent marriage of pot and tree." - Guy Guidry

"Quite nice presentation, but the material is years away from presentable condition." - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:17 am 
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Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii )
Height: 8 in, 20 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Shohin

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Thomas J Mozden - USA

Judge Warren Hill scored 6
Judge Guy Guidry scored 7
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 5
Total score 18
Average score 6

Judge Comments:

"Powerful little tree with good short needles is very classical. Well done." - Guy Guidry

"We should see the surface roots. The crotch-branch 2/3 up the trunk should be removed. Where Is The Stand?" - Andy Rutledge


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:34 am 
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Mirten (Malphigia coccigiera)
Height: 9 in, 24 cm
Pot: Handmade
Categories: Shohin

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Farid Ramadhan - Indonesia

Judge Warren Hill scored 1
Judge Guy Guidry scored 5
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 1
Total score 7
Average score 2.33

Judge Comments:

"A little more development will help calm this wild branch arrangement." - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:00 am 
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Willow Leaf Ficus (Ficus nerifolia)
Height: 9 in, 24 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Shohin

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Jose O. Rivera - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Judge Warren Hill scored 5
Judge Guy Guidry scored 6
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 14
Average score 4.67

Judge Comments:

"A little development will go a long way with this little gem." - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:04 am 
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Neea (Neea buxifolia)
Height: 9 in, 23 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Shohin

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Jose O. Rivera - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Judge Warren Hill scored 3
Judge Guy Guidry scored 6
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 11
Average score 3.67

Judge Comments:

"Strong trunk lines support canopy well. Perhaps a shallow rectangle pot would be more suiting." - Guy Guidry


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Acerola (Malphigia glabra)
Height: 7 in, 19 cm
Pot: Jack Hoover (USA)
Categories: Shohin

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Jose O. Rivera - San Juan, Puerto Rico

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

Judge Comments:

"Little tree has a big presence. It is potted a little high in the pot." - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:09 pm 
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Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
Height: 7 in, 18 cm
Pot: Zai Tang Chun - China
Categories: Shohin

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Hans Vleugels - Belgium

Judge Warren Hill scored 4
Judge Guy Guidry scored 8
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 4
Total score 16
Average score 5.33

Judge Comments:

"Powerful little bonsai looks like a real tree." - Guy Guidry


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 Post subject: Re: Shohin Category Entries
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:29 pm 
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Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster microphylla)
Height: 4 in, 9 cm
Pot: Elsebeth Ludvigsen
Categories: Shohin

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Morten Albek - Denmark

Judge Warren Hill scored 8
Judge Guy Guidry scored 8
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 5
Total score 21
Average score 7

Judge Comments:

"Good scale foliage and berries look very natural." - Guy Guidry

"See comment on same tree in display category" - Andy Rutledge


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