The 5th USNBE is this weekend in Rochester, NY, and I have been fortunate enough to participate in three. The trees are sure to be great this year, and the competition fierce. Here is my submission.
After cleaning up the bark, scrubbing the deadwood, and applying a fresh coat of lime-sulfur:
Selected a stand, courtesy of Bjorn:
And the final product, after a few hours of touching up with Bjorn:
Imported Kishu shimpaku juniper, 24″ tall, Gyouzan container.
Mixed wild grasses, euphorbia, and fern accent plant in a Tofukuji container.
A photo of it being photographed at the exhibition, kinda cool! (Credit: Bjorn)
And on display (credit: Sergio Cuan):