AABC 2019 'The Photos'

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Re: AABC 2019 'The Photos'

Post by Matt S » May 26th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Great effort Gerard, thanks.

This convention felt like a turning point for Australian Natives. I think we'll always look back on 2019 as a breakthrough year.

I've been talking to a few people on return and we've been laughing at how we push past the natives when we're on digs to get at the olives, ashs and hawthorns. Most of our digs are on council land and national parks so obviously we can't dig anything other than exotics but we'll be keeping an eye out now for any local species with potential.

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Re: AABC 2019 'The Photos'

Post by terryb » May 26th, 2019, 3:50 pm

Thanks Gavin, appreciate your efforts.

Great to see what can be done with our natives and inspiration for some of my young trees.

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Re: AABC 2019 'The Photos'

Post by MelaQuin » May 26th, 2019, 5:27 pm

Stunning, STUNNING exhibition. So well planned and executed and the trees on display were magnificent. This has been the BEST AABC Convention I have attended. WELL DONE to all the organisers and CONGRATULATIONS to our natives that have proved to be such wonderful bonsai. And to the potters who made so many of the wonderful pots that conveyed the Australian feel. It was just the best weekend.

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Re: AABC 2019 'The Photos'

Post by Ryceman3 » May 26th, 2019, 9:39 pm

After the weekend that was I came away from the AABC convention on my first real bonsai “high”. Both the demonstrations and the exhibition gave me such a buzz and inspired my desire, all I could think about over this past week was working on my trees. Fantastic effort by all involved, and as has already been said numerous times, the effort to post all these trees Gerard is no exception. A job well done!
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Re: AABC 2019 'The Photos'

Post by boom64 » May 26th, 2019, 9:56 pm

A beautiful display of truly inspiring Trees. Thanks to all who made it possible and to Gerard for his photos and the great descriptions of each tree. Cheers John.

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Re: AABC 2019 'The Photos'

Post by LLK » May 27th, 2019, 8:00 am

From me too, many thanks, Gerard. It was very enjoyable to look at each tree in peace and read the captions. I enjoyed the unexpected, like Eucalyptus polyanthemos and the ultra-slender Casuarinas. It just goes to show that bonsai does not have to include weighty trunks and dense foliage pads to have artistic appeal.
If I'm right, Marcela got the Curator's prize with her Prickly paperbark, nr 35 on this post. Well deserved!

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Re: AABC 2019 'The Photos'

Post by anttal63 » May 27th, 2019, 10:22 am

Well done to all! Some exceptional pieces!
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