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KoPiSan

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2011, 05:27 PM »
Wow.
That is stunning.

I'm just starting out in Bonsai.  I live in Lexington, KY.  Know of any good bonsai resources (suppliers etc.) or classes in Kentucky? (or even Cinci)
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2011, 07:00 PM »
I'm just starting out in Bonsai.  I live in Lexington, KY.  Know of any good bonsai resources (suppliers etc.) or classes in Kentucky? (or even Cinci)

This is your lucky day!
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2011, 08:20 PM »
Sorry to leave with a cryptic answer earlier.

http://www.matsubonsai.com/blog/category/Bonsai-Study-Group.aspx
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2011, 10:33 AM »
KoPiSan,

Welcome to the Bonsai Study Group forum.

You're certainly welcome to join us for study group anytime at my home, just south of Louisville.  We've got a small group of very interested individuals from as far away as Berea.  You can see some of what we've been up to here and schedule here.

If you're interested, I would suggest you look into the ABS/BCI Symposium 2011 "Bonsai in the Bluegrass" being held this June.  With 14 big name instructors, bonsai and suiseki exhibit, demos, and vendors, it's not to be missed.

The Greater Louisville Bonsai Society is the host of "Bonsai in the Bluegrass" and has monthly meetings.  Members from Louisville and surrounding areas, Berea, Winchester, Richmond, and Southern Indiana.

The Bonsai Society of Greater Cincinnati (of which I am also a member) is incredibly active.  With 3rd Thursday demo/lectures and following Saturday workshops, Continuing Bonsai Education program (for those newer to the sport), and an Advanced Study Group.  There is a cost and time commitment for the additional programs.  In addition to the immediate Cincinnati area, they draw quite a few from the Lexington area, Indianapolis, and Northern Ohio.  
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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2011, 08:25 AM »
Hey, that first picture looks like my front porch....... And I remember you weren't sure if you wanted Akio to "waste his time". Marvelous and fast progression of a great species.

It was really fun to work on the tree and be apart of it's development.  John did a great job in caring for the year and getting so much growth on it since Akio worked on it.  I'm excited to see John develop the tree more in the future and continue a long history of this tree.  Thanks for letting me work on the tree John!

And thanks to Steven Doyle Photography for shooting such a great photo!
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #50 on: April 09, 2011, 10:55 AM »
Peter,

You did great work while you were here.  You are certainly welcome back any time! 
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2013, 08:02 PM »
So, that Owen guy was here this past weekend.  Study group on Saturday, one-on-one on Sunday.  

There was a little bit of day light left when I got home today, but it was too cold to try to erect some kind of backdrop.  That's long winded for "sorry for the horrible photo".
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2013, 11:22 PM »
The progression on this tree is awesome.  Amazing work in a very short time.  Thanks for keeping it up.

Alex
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2013, 11:24 PM »
Matsu,
That tree is really shaping up!  And, lucky you!  You've had a "Who's Who in Bonsai" work on it!

Keep up the good work!
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2013, 07:54 AM »
Nice work.  It looks much better now than it did after the last session.  Thinned out with negative space gives it much better presence.  Last time, it looked good, but top heavy and unbalanced.  As a result, I didn't like the pot since it looked too small and unsupportive.  Now, with more development and reduction, it looks like a much better combination.

Your tree has a great trunk and lots of character.  I love the bark.  You should be very pleased with your efforts.
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2013, 08:05 AM »
Awesome.
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2014, 12:02 PM »
2014 repotted into a different pot.
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #57 on: March 16, 2014, 01:02 PM »
Looken good!
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #58 on: March 16, 2014, 10:25 PM »
No nanban?   :'(
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #59 on: March 17, 2014, 08:21 AM »
I like to switch things up. The nanban really works well, so it will ikely stay in rotation. I really like this pot and just needed a hint of an excuse to use it.