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Re: bonsai experience
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2009, 05:12 AM »
Failed art? You must be a late bloomer John. lol's Very nice lines. Now the only way I can think of to get your pine to this point would be a technique shown best in Leong's video I saw the other day.
Hunt this one down... Bonsai South then Main Navigation then Videos then Kotobuki Black Pine

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Re: bonsai experience
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2009, 11:25 AM »
It's a nice video but I would have to wait 20 years just to cut down my pine. If I start wiring and pruning now in 20 years
I might have a nice tree with out the major cutting.  ;D

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Re: bonsai experience
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2009, 11:28 AM »
Here's a direct link, for those interested.

http://bonsaisouth.com.au/cms3/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=66&Itemid=75

Good call, Gary.
 

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Re: bonsai experience
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2009, 12:37 PM »
It's a nice video but I would have to wait 20 years just to cut down my pine. If I start wiring and pruning now in 20 years
I might have a nice tree with out the major cutting.  ;D

John

 Here is where there is a fork in the road John. Do I want to turn left and start forming and wiring for instant satisfaction or do I take a right and leave the plant alone and just grow it for the ultimate nebari and trunk size to be bonsai'ed  at a much later date?Quandary of epic proportions?
As long as you realize that to grow a plant to look like your drawing you will need to turn right you have won half the battle. Turning
left is ok as long as you realize the trunk will never be the size as seen in your drawing.

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Re: bonsai experience
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Re: bonsai experience
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2009, 02:16 PM »
I do realize that I will be looking at a pine tree grow fo quite a long time there is no real shortcut to creating a bonsai thats a beginners idea so for the time being I will feed, water and watch my little pine grow into something worth styling. However asking questions is still the best way to learn.  ;D

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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2009, 03:01 PM »
Good point John. This is why it is good to grow 4 or 5 trees. Some you can wire and set out and some you can plant in the ground and some wire to a finish look overnight. Seeing that you will not have a problem from your drawing ability, lets wire one up from scratch to enter a show next week, lol's. Do you have any wire John? I will do one of mine as well, jbp that is so when you are ready sound the horn. 8)

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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2009, 07:19 PM »
 Well, went to the art store and bought a new set of rapidiograph technical pens today. I need to sit down and draw my entry for the logo contest, the Indonesian thing in Taiwan. Is Australia considered to be in Indonesia? I think so. I was thinking about drawing a picture of King Kong with a bonsai in one hand and cold beer in the other standing on top of down under .
Thai tv commercial below.
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Re: bonsai experience
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2009, 08:07 AM »
ummm no Australia is not concidered to be in Indonesia check out a world map you will notice water seperates both
 

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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2009, 08:41 AM »
Thanks for that mate but I actually mis-spoke. The show is ASPAC so Asia Pacific Bonsai and Suiseki Convention & Exhibition. The one and only acronym that I can think of that does not have a B for bonsai included.
Is down under considered part of Asia Pacific?

Has that wire going John?

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Re: bonsai experience
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2009, 10:50 AM »
Seems like my wireing will take a little longer at this time I'm getting rid of almost everything getting ready for my move to FLA. so when I'm ready Ill be back.

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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2009, 12:11 PM »
Good luck with your move and drink lots of liquids. I just moved my daughter in Mississippi and it darn near killed me but it was 105 degrees. It is cooler in Florida with high humidity you sweat all day so the evaporation feels great. I will go ahead without you with a jbp so our huge fan base doesn't riot.

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« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2009, 06:36 PM »
Kong's Kitchen: For all you stir fry cooks out there, try this oil next time....Safflower oil high heat grade. If you do bonsai, you got to stir fry your food.....you will love it!

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« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2009, 10:38 AM »
Next victim, a 4-5 year old jbp in start up stage. This one will get the wire job of its life so its show ready in two weeks!

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Re: bonsai experience
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2009, 11:02 AM »
John, where will you be moving to in Fl?