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SHIMA1

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Re: Bottlebrush
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2014, 05:13 PM »
Yes Leo, this is why it has not flowered. As to the pot,  I have quite a few but of course not the "one."
This is where I really miss the active bonsai community of Northern California.  (REBS)
 

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Re: Bottlebrush
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2014, 04:08 PM »
I poked around in the basement and found this soft rectangle, the picture is brighter than than the real thing. Still though, it's not a burnt white. Maybe I should get out the torch? ::)
Do we like this better than the oribe?

The main focus for this tree is encouraging the surface roots to continue to their outward journey. The bottom is hollowed out with my trusty Arbortech with Samurai jr cutting head. Cuts like butter!
 

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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2014, 09:39 PM »
I must say that I see the tree far better in this pot.  I like it better because it sets the tree off, and shows its assets much more than the other pot that it seemed to blend with. 
 

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Re: Bottlebrush
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2014, 12:52 PM »
I really like how the trunk is easy to notice - good choice, especially since you said the photo brightened the white more than it is in person. I like it. I did like the Oribe pot, but the pot-tree match was not ideal. This is a nice improvement. Good job Bruce, that is a great bonsai. The best Callistemon I've ever seen, if you can travel, consider taking it to the National Exhibit, Rochester NY in 2016, I think it is good enough to deserve to be there. Your tree is that good.

Though the logistics of getting your tree back into Hawaii after the show may prohibit taking it out of Hawaii. Damn USDA Phyto, etc. The rules are a mess. The USDA is tougher on orchids requiring inspection coming out of Hawaii than it is on diseased orchids coming in from Taiwan. Obviously the Taiwanese paid their lobbyists well. Ooops a slightly off topic rant. But the reality is USDA makes it difficult for Hawaii bonsai artists to exhibit in the other 49 states. And my feeling is that a large part of the regulations came out of political lobbying, (read somewhere there were multiple bribes paid - er... I mean campaign donations) rather than sound principals of plant disease management. I've seen way too many Taiwanese orchids imported with virus, and fungal diseases. OK, end of rant. 
 

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Re: Bottlebrush
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2014, 07:19 PM »
I really like how the trunk is easy to notice - good choice, especially since you said the photo brightened the white more than it is in person. I like it. I did like the Oribe pot, but the pot-tree match was not ideal. This is a nice improvement. Good job Bruce, that is a great bonsai. The best Callistemon I've ever seen, if you can travel, consider taking it to the National Exhibit, Rochester NY in 2016, I think it is good enough to deserve to be there. Your tree is that good.

Though the logistics of getting your tree back into Hawaii after the show may prohibit taking it out of Hawaii. Damn USDA Phyto, etc. The rules are a mess. The USDA is tougher on orchids requiring inspection coming out of Hawaii than it is on diseased orchids coming in from Taiwan. Obviously the Taiwanese paid their lobbyists well. Ooops a slightly off topic rant. But the reality is USDA makes it difficult for Hawaii bonsai artists to exhibit in the other 49 states. And my feeling is that a large part of the regulations came out of political lobbying, (read somewhere there were multiple bribes paid - er... I mean campaign donations) rather than sound principals of plant disease management. I've seen way too many Taiwanese orchids imported with virus, and fungal diseases. OK, end of rant. 

Really Leo, you do go on ;D ;D but thanks!
I haven't been to mainlandia in more than 20 years.

Don't get me going about the USDA. Europeans can bring in plants from any country in the EU and from Asia. But if I lived more to the right I'd be seriously tempted by what's going on over at Oregon Bonsai.