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Don Blackmond

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2011, 01:51 PM »
Looks good.  I like it more now, not that it didn't look good then.  The flow of the trunk is more appealing to me now, and I like a more full canopy.  There is no wrong answer here, both look great.
 

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2012, 10:04 PM »
I worked on this tree for 11/2 days ut at Boon's when Akio was there. We shifted the front again, part of the fun. After the whole thing was done Akio said "Nice, but too much wire.". So now I am on the try to limit yourself to no more than two wires at any given point on a tree.... a lot more engineering. Before and after, had a major foliage reduction when I decided that it wasn't right for the show in Rochester this year- was a little past prime. Cheers..
 

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2012, 11:39 AM »
Really a nice tree John!  I hadn't heard of this species before.  Is the foliage soft or prickly like a procumbens nana?  And are the plans to let the lowest r. side branch get a bit longer?
 

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2012, 12:03 PM »
Scale foliage. No.
 

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2012, 07:59 PM »
This tree should fill in very rapidly, I expect that we will offer this up for the Show in Portland next year.
 

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2012, 08:27 PM »
Wow, John!  Too much wire?  I can't see it.

If there is, is that why it's not being shown this year?  Maybe, the "two wire limit" need only apply when a show is anticipated?

Or is it that "more than two wires" is simply considered poor technique?

(I can tell I'm in for a life altering experience at the Intensive in a month or so!)

Adair
 

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2012, 09:17 PM »
Adair,
No show this year because it was thinned pretty heavily. Normally you can put up to three wires at any point if needed. Limiting to two wires was a suggestion to force me to think about my wiring more. If the tree is to be shown next year, it will be rewired to get rid of the too much wire.....
 

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2012, 10:35 PM »
John, you've inspired me to go back and review my "Wiring and Styling" Bonsai Boon DVD again!

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2014, 03:08 PM »
So, tree filled in pretty well, I repotted it into a preShowa, prior to 1916, 'Taisho Doko', antique Japanese pot. This is a uniquely shaped 3 legged pot made of a very nice clay. This tree was exhibited at the 15th BIB show.
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2014, 03:58 PM »
Wow!  Very nice John.  This tree has a very sensual pose.  I love the trunk, thin yet wide, with a bold live vein.  Do you have a better picture?  The lighting does not do it justice.  That's a keeper.  I really like the pot too.  It has more detail than I would expect to compliment the tree, but they work really well together.  Its a good combo.
 

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2014, 04:04 PM »
Let me also say that I like the current front the best.  Peter and Michael did great work too, but I prefer the current from because of the flow and synergy of deadwood and live vein.  I think it provides better balance and flow, plus its just damn sexy!
 

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2014, 06:28 PM »
Looking very nice, John. And how interesting that John Miller collected it 39 years ago. When I see him, I may ask if he remembers it. Doubt I would,  39 years ago. BTW, LSBF is in Houston this year, Corpus next year, so may be in Dallas again in 2016.
 

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2014, 08:11 PM »
Larry, John has asked about the tree every time I've seen him. This tree looked nothing like this when I got it at the convention. As a matter of fact it hadn 't sold at the club table and had been taken out for a raffle, I got them to sell it to me and here it is. I wi see him in April at the BSD meeting, need to have a good picture for him.

Don, I bought the pot for this tree. Unique, soft pot with great patina for an old, yet delicate tree. The one thing I will guarantee is that there are mot many of these around. Most folks would put in to a nanban, this was more elegant.
 

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2014, 08:27 PM »
I love the ribbon like quality the trunk has, and the way it shows it its flat side as well as the wide side.  It's like a poem in a pot. 
 

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Re: Texas Ashe Juniper
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2014, 10:56 PM »
Nicely done.