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Sorce

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A proper intro and another tree.
« on: December 05, 2012, 04:45 PM »
Hello To all, Novice and Seasoned, Potter and Collector, Artist and Earth.

 I can not persue Bonsai without Respect for the Culture. With respect for EVERY WWII veteran that helped spread this thing Americans call "ART".  I've taken to Peter Tea, Owen & Bjorn, and Ryan Neil. I feel these Kats are going to make Bonsai in America more True. Improved show qualities, displays, pots. True to the culture. Art of course, but at a level higher than it can attain if we keep labeling if art. With the art label, in reference to what Walter Pall said, Americans will keep being nice to each other, to maintain "respect" for someone's "art",and the result is poor, tasteless Bonsai. I believe a Japanese show, in it's perfection, puts you so close to the mountain, art isn't what you feel, but earth. So I intend to keep the E and H around my art. Please understand this moving forward. As it speaks volumes of why I'm here.

And most importantly, nothing I have is considered worthy of a show, I am to stubborn to buy a "finished" tree, My artist heart won't let me. So my material is young. Mostly from fences around baseball fields, and anywhere else legal, or where a tree will get removed anyway. (Illinois permit info for collecting needed) I have multiple tropicals, but I've fallen in love with my Elms, Blackthorn, Juniper Va, Mulberry, Aspen, willow, and a couple un id'd. They are surviving winters in Chicago outside on third story sills. Until a move to a house and my Garden!

 So, on to the next, maybe the wrong thread till it flowers, a Prunus Spinosa? Best I can tell. Pictures are from spring till today, an initial structure setting to get a "stradavarius shohin" in 30 years. Might I add my N scale model railroading has me addicted to miniature. Is it feasible to think proper maintenance can get this guy mature at this size? In it for the long haul, I want to grow a shohin, rather than hacking something to small. Is this horticulturally possible? The tree is less then 2 inches tall and pencil thick. Mind the wire, the tree rewarded me for it. Sourcing proper wire upon available funds.

 Thanks again!
 

Sorce

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Re: A proper intro and another tree.
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 04:57 PM »
Sorry photos
 

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Re: A proper intro and another tree.
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 12:38 AM »
Well, you have a start, and you have low branching.  ;) At 2 inches tall, it certainly is in N scale. I'm more into HO, N gauge or larger.

Can it be done? Sure, and with the low branching you got, you have a start. Glad you recognize that it will be a long haul. In some ways shohin is more difficult to do well, because so little has to represent so much. I'm glad you see a longer time line as do-able. I doubt you will need 30 years, you might need over 5 years to get beyond the twig in a pot, and over 10 to get something that begins to really evoke the feel of a tree.  

Nice project. Thanks for sharing the beginning.
 

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Re: A proper intro and another tree.
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2012, 11:55 AM »
Welcome Scorce!  You may want to consider going to next yrs. Midwest Bonsai show.  You can find some nice starter material that's very affordable.  It'll give you a better start than the young seedlings you got going.  Just a suggestion ;)

Chris
 

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Re: A proper intro and another tree.
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2012, 01:10 PM »
I would go with Chris' idea. It is wonderful to start your trees at the beginning, but, it is also nice to have some a bit further on in development.
Just a thought
Jay