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John Kirby

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2015, 09:51 AM »
In the show, The lighting is very unique and sets a great mood. Great show, there are some truly awesome trees here.
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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2015, 02:02 PM »
Congrats John.  Looks completely different on display.  Great to see the progression on this site as well  ;D.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2015, 04:48 PM »
Beautiful tree, and I love that lighting. Have seen many pics from the show on facebook and the trees all look very dramatic. Good stuff.

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2015, 02:53 AM »
Amazing tree and great work.

I would of stressed the whole way having to ship that.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2015, 03:20 PM »
Owen, the one major thing I would change is the bath tub it is planted in. It is a very large production Tokoname pot. I was fooled by the first repotting out of the nursery container. There was hard wood about 6-7" below the surface, we thought it was the trunk stub, being cautious because it came out of poor planting media with few roots. After a couple of years in good soil, the old pit was full of roots, so we went back to shorten the stub. Got working on it, pop a piece if plywood from the collecting box came off and there was 4-5 inches of organic potting mix there. The tree can go into an appropriately sized pot for the next repotting. I an looking at an antique or a contempoary Gyouzan pot, but it needd to be light than the current pot, bulk wise not color.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2015, 03:28 PM »
Dorian, the tree was taken up to the show and back by two of my BIB friends and compatriots who also had displays in the Show, Jonas (bonsaitonight.com) and Eric (phutu.com) two of the very best websites/blogs related to bonsai around, and they don't want to sell you anything!
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2015, 02:41 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D

I will have a look at their sites.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2015, 01:42 AM »
Over the top, really. I never get tired of looking at it.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2015, 09:32 PM »
Oh, this tree is 4' tall...
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2015, 09:50 PM »
This was certainly a favorite of mine! I really like the touch with the exposed roots on the left side, like the tree had been stuck by strong winds over the years. Not to mention the rest of the tree lol!!!

I was quite amazed at the size of most of the trees there. I had imagined most about half the size they actually were.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2016, 09:59 AM »
Repotted in to an old Chinese pot thst belongs to a friend. Will sit here for a few years.
 
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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2016, 12:50 AM »
Hi John.

Just out of interest, why into a different pot?
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2016, 08:11 AM »
Just out of interest, why into a different pot?

Owen, the one major thing I would change is the bath tub it is planted in. It is a very large production Tokoname pot. I was fooled by the first repotting out of the nursery container. There was hard wood about 6-7" below the surface, we thought it was the trunk stub, being cautious because it came out of poor planting media with few roots. After a couple of years in good soil, the old pit was full of roots, so we went back to shorten the stub. Got working on it, pop a piece if plywood from the collecting box came off and there was 4-5 inches of organic potting mix there. The tree can go into an appropriately sized pot for the next repotting. I an looking at an antique or a contempoary Gyouzan pot, but it needd to be light than the current pot, bulk wise not color.
 

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2016, 08:20 AM »
Well there you go.

It will teach me to try and remember what I read.

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Re: Big California Juniper
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2016, 09:28 AM »
Nicer pot, better scale.