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boon

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spruce over rock.
« on: October 02, 2009, 09:03 PM »
this tree used to belong to Mas Imazumi.  his son asked me to distribute the collection.  one of the club members took this tree.  it was leggy in 2005.  i did not have the picture before i started to work on it.  anyway it budded back like crazy after repotting.  in 2006 it was cut back.  in 2007, it grow healthy so,  it is time to restyle it.
i have before and after pic in Sep 2007
 

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Re: spruce over rock.
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 09:05 PM »
and the pic of this tree today - Sep 2009.  the owner plan to show it in January 2010
 

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Re: spruce over rock.
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 09:50 PM »
Nice work !

keep it green,
Harry
 

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Re: spruce over rock.
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2009, 03:34 AM »
WOW!! Very nice work, It's nice to see some great spruce bonsai.  This image takes me to a very familiar place near and dear to my heart.  Looking at is like I am in the mountains and everything else fades away, there is no longer a "real world."

Thanks,

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Re: spruce over rock.
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2009, 09:38 AM »
Boon,
Did you make some changes to the rock?
 

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Re: spruce over rock.
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 09:51 AM »
Hi Boon,
I like this tree very much, I do not see many Spruce Bonsai so it is very interesting to see this one.
What kind of spruce is this?
Ken
 

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Re: spruce over rock.
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2009, 10:25 AM »
Boon,
Thanks for posting this tree. I, too, can see that some of the pieces of rock have been removed. I think it makes the base much lighter and more natural, and probably easier to move, too! How tall is this tree?

Chris
 

boon

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Re: spruce over rock.
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 12:19 AM »
Harry,
it is kept under 30% shade cloth in summer.  full sund the rest of the year.  it stays green year round.  i have worked on this tree for 4 years.

Dave,
I am glad you enjoy it. 

Frank,
We remove a little pice at the base.  it hide the trunk.  we broke it off.  now we see more nebari.

Ken,
i am not sure what kind of sprice is this.  i think it is Norway spruce.

Chris,
thanks,  it was pllanted on a bowl rock.  it looks like lava but it has off white color.  the trunk opened up since we break a little pice of rock off.  it is about 16" tall.
Boon
 

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Re: spruce over rock.
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2009, 10:56 AM »
It looks good, Boon.
It's so nice to see Mas's trees are being cared for so well. Mas was my first and favorite bonsai teacher. I miss his kindness and humor but his trees keep a part of him alive.
Paul
 

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Re: spruce over rock.
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2009, 11:16 AM »
Paul,
yes, he is nice, kind and generous bonsai teacher.  we missed him. luckily, i still help my students take care of his bonsai.  i have a few of his pines in my collection.  i will post the picture when we start working on them in November.
Boon
 

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Re: spruce over rock.
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2009, 12:43 PM »
The only complaint I could make about this tree is the proportion, at first glance it appears to be out of balance, height to width ratio. Is the owner going to let the apex grow taller, or is this shape he or she prefers ?

keep it green,
Harry
 

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Re: spruce over rock.
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2009, 11:49 PM »
Harry,
if it is taller, it will lose  focus on the rock and the trunk. 
for this tree the focal point is on the trunk and the rock. 
fro taller tree, the focal point is the long trunk line, the width profile will be narrower.
it is what happen in nature.  Most of the time, you will find the tree grow this way in nature.
thanks,
Boon