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Advanced bonsai discussion
« on: September 27, 2009, 08:38 AM »
Yippee Ti Yi Yo, move along little doggies. Here you go John.... work this one for me. By the way my Daughter is not married so no hard feelings. lol's

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 05:32 PM »
Based on what I can see, cut it off at six inches and grow a little teepee of foliage on top. Working today, so no time for me to draw. Just cut it off and refer to your standard zig zag trunk extension (that you post on everyone else's trees) ,with sharply down angled "snow bearing" branches, drawing and add to top. Or graft maple on it and grow it as a broom, that would be equally challenging and enlightening.

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 06:28 PM »
Gary,

Care to explain what you have going on here?  The picture is far too small to make out much detail.  How about a larger pic, say 800px wide?  If you need help with photos Chris posted a great thread here.
 

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 07:39 PM »
Based on what I can see, cut it off at six inches and grow a little teepee of foliage on top. Working today, so no time for me to draw. Just cut it off and refer to your standard zig zag trunk extension (that you post on everyone else's trees) ,with sharply down angled "snow bearing" branches, drawing and add to top. Or graft maple on it and grow it as a broom, that would be equally challenging and enlightening.

Cheers,
John

You know it is strange, it is always a fine line that separates genius from so so thinking. The same with a great bonsai. Just that little extra approach with basic skills stresses the importance of development of a masterpiece. Is that what you are trying to say John?
By the way, I have people begging and thanking me for virts on other forums, you know, a chance to see the grace of a first-rate craftsman.

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2009, 08:32 PM »
Kong,
I find your virts interesting. Just show as a tree where you have done what you propose others do, and have a live bonsai at the end of the next several years. John
 

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009, 11:40 PM »
Gentlemen, please. This sniping has to stop.

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2009, 08:16 AM »
I know this post will not satisfy all desires, but I intend to continue studying and learning further with you.

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2009, 05:41 PM »
Here is dog-eared  photo of a zig-zag trunk, teepee top and snow bearing branches. I keep smelling salts near by for for real life 'first see' fainting spells.

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2009, 06:56 PM »
Gary,

Another small photo and very little information.  Is this one of yours?  What can you tell us about it and the one you posted previously?  Do you have bigger/better photos to share?
 

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2009, 07:38 PM »
Are you suggesting I am using someone elses material to demonstrate my point MatsuBonsai?
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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2009, 07:43 PM »
Are you suggesting I am using someone elses material to demonstrate my point MatsuBonsai?
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Wasn't suggesting a thing, just looking for some information to accompany the photos.
 

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2009, 07:49 PM »
A picture tells a thousand words. I could have sworn someone asked me if it was my plant. By the way, you are welcome for blowing it up in size. It took considerable time.

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2009, 07:55 PM »
A picture tells a thousand words. I could have sworn someone asked me if it was my plant. By the way, you are welcome for blowing it up in size. It took considerable time.

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Gary,

Yes, I asked if it were yours, again, in an attempt to get some information to go along with the photo.  Your photo is still quite small, less than half the width that was suggested.  As it is, it's still a small photo with no information to support whatever point you were attempting to make.

If you need help with photo manipulation please ask.  It's not difficult and doesn't take much time at all.
 

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2009, 08:30 PM »
It may be that I am an amateur, since this is an "advanced bonsai discussion", but where is this thread goin? I've been followin it from the start and so far it just isn't gettin anywhere. Or it could just be my ignorant amateurism.
 

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2009, 08:59 PM »
It may be that I am an amateur, since this is an "advanced bonsai discussion", but where is this thread going? I've been following it from the start and so far it just isn't gettin anywhere. Or it could just be my ignorant amateurism.

John Kirby wanted to see if I really had any bonsai or if I was full of hot air. I like to draw virts and help people with design solutions. He doesn't think I practice what I preach. That is it. Oh, by the way the bonsai is 39 years old from a cutting if your interested.

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