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Memory Lane – Newstead Two 2006….Big show….Big trees!

Looking back….we can tell a tree’s story…..admire an image…..capture a moment…..remember a special event… inspired – to create a memory for tomorrow. 

I hope you enjoy this regular peep into some of John’s bonsai history.

Memory Lane – Newstead Two 2006….Big show….Big trees!
In my last blog under the heading Memory Lane I asked the question….”Does size matter?” The evolution of size and quality together with how it is perceived by the general bonsai public was duly outlined.
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September 2006, our second Newstead bonsai extravaganza and looking back at the photos size certainly played it’s part. A good proportion of the trees exhibited were really big trees. Pictures of some of them are included here.
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These were not only big impressive trees but their quality was also good and their presentation was simply excellent.
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When you add these things together and take into account how lucky we were with our venue, in terms of space and natural lighting the effect was staggering.
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These trees helped make our exhibition the success that it was….they could not fail but to leave a lasting impression on even the most experienced and discerning visitor.
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With the rise in popularity of small trees these gentle giants may become less frequent in the bonsai exhibition halls. As me and my bonsai contemporaries continue to grow old gracefully, simply handling these trees becomes extremely difficult without help……maybe another good reason why we need to encourage more and more younger enthusiasts to take up the hobby!