Monday, June 12, 2017

ACBS 2017 June Show --Bonsai Eye Candy

2017 Show Entrance
This year's ACBS June exhibition drew a steady flow of visitors at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Although we had fewer trees this year than in some of our shows in the past, we still had a good sampling of different bonsai styles and also a good mix of species, both tropical and hardy, evergreen and broad leaf varieties.  The the bonsai also provided a good sampling of member projects with trees that suggest stories, provided delights, color and serenity.  It remained celebration of why we love bonsai. 
Top view of colorful azaela
Awesome azaela
With Dan Tullius' majestic juniper greeting visitors at the entrance to the exhibit, along with the club's 11 section penging landscape at the center, the exhibit brought you right in and then surrounded you with bonsai eye candy.
This time of the year there is such a great variety shades of early season foliage and the vibrant green colors
Old yew keeps getting better
that come with it.  In addition, ACBS's own Ken Huth came through again this year with two azaleas that were both covered in blossoms.  We had some large old yews that just get better every year. Mike's grape too had multiple grape bud clusters this year, and the penjing, designed by Carlton Buck just looks, as one young visitor put it "like a place of fairy tales." We also had several neat little mame
80+ year old concord grape
plantings included in the show, including erodiums, small leaf Japanese maple groves and other exotic accent arrangements. In short there was something in the exhibit to appeal to everyone. 

ACBS' Penjing landscape
We invite our internet friends to take a look at this video tour of the exhibit posted on our Youtube channel. 
More pictures of the trees at this year's show can be seen here on our picture place.

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