Here are a few shots of our preparation for the Expo. many thanks to Arthur Joura and John Geanangel for the invitation and support. It was quite a project to collaborate locally and determine which trees would make up our display. This was our first year, and we had 8′ of linear table space, adding a degree of difficulty, but I think our display was a good representation of our club, and nice entry into the show.
“Dress rehearsal” in my basement office/workshop:
The committee hard at work:
Shot of the pyracantha ready for show:
Jim’s cascade JBP, which he has raised from a seedling for around 25 years, and measures around 25″ top to bottom, is an impressive tree:
Our accent pieces are compliments of Ron Dennis, and include a very dense suiseki that complimented the berries of the pyracantha. It’s a stone cold cold stone, even staying cool chilling in a hot car. Very cool indeed.
The accent plant is in a Jotaihou; 40-50 year old Chinese container, purchased from Ryan Bell, planted with mixed wild grasses, in seed, and a creeping fig, moving the eye into the display. The pine painted on the accent pot moves nicely with the cascading pine overhead.