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VanceWood

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Another Mugo Progression
« on: October 24, 2014, 11:54 PM »
From 3 gallon nursery tree to training planter to first bonsai pot to this summer's restyle.
 

Dan W.

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 12:52 AM »
This one has come a long way too!

The pot is really interesting. Who made it?
 

VanceWood

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 07:25 AM »
I don't now remember the maker, it is Japanese;
 

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2014, 08:06 AM »
I have a pot similar to this for a JWP.  It's feels really different from a normal pot, the glaze (?) is rough and doesn't really feel like a ceramic pot.  Does yours feel like that Vance?  

I like this tree with this pot, could it be moved a little to the right in the pot at all?
 

VanceWood

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2014, 09:02 AM »
It is not your typical smooth polished finish it is almost like a stone ware but it is definitely ceramic. 
 

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2014, 10:15 AM »
Thanks for sharing Vance, what kind of time has elapsed through the photos you have posted?
 

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2014, 10:24 AM »
Nice progression.
 

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2014, 10:37 AM »
That last pot looks very much like a couple pots that I have that were imported in the middle 1980's. They were not very expensive, same prices as the lower end "production grade" Tokonome or Yi Xing pottery. I've always called that clay "raven ware" but I don't know anything more. I need to check mine for chop marks, but I think they were not marked. Where I got them from thought she was knowledgeable, and time has proven that sometimes she was right, sometime she was way off. She thought they were Tokonome ware.
 

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2014, 10:39 AM »
Vance
Forgot to say great progression, really decent tree. What year did you start this tree?
 

VanceWood

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2014, 07:51 PM »
Thanks for sharing Vance, what kind of time has elapsed through the photos you have posted?

About 15 years not so long because it took that long but it took that long for me to come to the vision to create the image.
 

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2014, 11:05 PM »
Beautiful tree, well done and thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2014, 01:07 AM »
  It says fats on the bottom of the picture I see Vance. How big was it to deserve such a name. Have I seen this before?
 

VanceWood

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2014, 08:12 AM »
When I found the original tree in the nursery container I nick-named it Fatso. That was because the base of the trunk was so large.   I did  do that, not because I think any of my trees are worth of a name like the Japanese give them, but just so I can remember which tree is which, they change so much over time after I start hacking on them.
 

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2014, 10:03 PM »
  I dont name mine either. I call them names at times though. I just thought fatso  was a cool name.
  How often or reliably do mugo pines back bud on old wood or do they at all Vance?
 

VanceWood

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2014, 11:23 PM »
Back budding on old wood is unpredictable but it does happen from time to time; mostly when and where you don't want it and almost never where and when you do want it.