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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: JRob on November 11, 2013, 08:12 PM

Title: Red Pine
Post by: JRob on November 11, 2013, 08:12 PM
Good Evening All,

Sometimes a tree just has to be purchased even though it is not spectacular just because of the meaning it holds and it has potential. Such is the case with this little Japanese Red Pine. I bid fiercely at our club auction for this little guy between a group of us and ended up with the final bid $75.00. Yes I know I over paid but club auctions are a worthy cause and this little guy was special, at least to me. The tree was started by seeds brought back from Japan by Bob Harris which he and Jack Bacus germinated sometime prior to 2008. Jack thinks it was about 2005. The tree has been grown in a pot its whole life. Hagedorn and I styled it on Saterday and this spring it will be planted in a pot made by Jack that I also bought at the auction for $50.00. Bob and Jack are both past presidents of the club and I am pleased to be the next caretaker of this little guy.

Title: Re: Red Pine
Post by: Judy on November 11, 2013, 09:15 PM
JRP is and has been on my short list.  Glad to see you got something special to you.
Title: Re: Red Pine
Post by: mjwise on November 13, 2013, 09:59 AM
That's great Jeff, I remember the bidding war on Jack's pot more than anything. Hope your study group went well, finally cold enough last night to freeze.
Title: Re: Red Pine
Post by: Oliver Muscio on November 13, 2013, 12:50 PM
Rob, your mention of Jack brings back some memories for me.  Back in the 90's I was a member of the Southern Illinois Bonsai Society for several years before it dissolved.  One of our meetings was a pot-making workshop that Jack held for us.  He graciously glazed and fired the pots we made that day, and I still have/use several of them. I am glad to hear he is still active in St. Louis.