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Steven

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Christmas ideas
« on: September 10, 2012, 11:02 PM »
My wife has asked me what I would like for Christmas pertaining to bonsai. So now I am composing a list of ideas. Asking for suggestions of sites to look at. From trees to pots to tools & supplies to even gift certificates. Anything bonsai related. She didn't give me a price range but I know I have to keep it reasonable. But that doesn't mean I can't look at the high end items :)   Thanks!
 

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Re: Christmas ideas
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 12:00 AM »
Shameless plug for my teacher Brent's very awesome specimen trees.  http://evergreengardenworks.com/specimendec.htm

Scroll down to the second half of the page for the big cork bark elms.

- bob
 

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Re: Christmas ideas
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 12:13 PM »

Here's a few:

Good place to get Masakuni tools-I've purchased from several times

http://www.californiabonsai.com/

Good Variety of stuff
http://www.dallasbonsai.com/Default.asp

Good place to get copper wire
http://jimgremel.com/bonsaihomepage.html
 

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Re: Christmas ideas
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 08:14 AM »
Man I'd love to have one of those beast seijus one day. Incredible.
 

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Re: Christmas ideas
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 10:57 AM »
Hi Steven, I just found these books that are arguably the best books written on deadwood for $110.  They look awesome and are on my Xmas wish list.  http://www.sidiao.com/index_e.htm
 

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Re: Christmas ideas
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 12:16 PM »
Thanks guys. Brent's is nice but way out on price. The Masakuni is possible. So is Dallas Bonsai. Jim Gremel is an excellent place for copper wire and is on my list. Course one of those Atlas Cedars would be lovely :) Those deadwood books look good.
If there are any more suggestions just post 'em here.
 

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Re: Christmas ideas
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 08:18 PM »
Plenty of Kokufu books on ebay right now.  ;)
 

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Re: Christmas ideas
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2012, 02:36 AM »
i would say some class with a good bonsai artiest or ever a trip to a quality bonsai show the artisin cup ryan and michele's show is going to be a good one. i plan on being there
 

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Re: Christmas ideas
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2012, 08:11 AM »
I vote for a class or workshop!  You can always buy stuff, but working with knowledgeable teacher.... priceless!
 

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Re: Christmas ideas
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2012, 10:54 PM »
I have a sara rayner pot on my x-mas list :)
 

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Re: Christmas ideas
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2012, 02:06 PM »
A trip to learn from a well known, and well knowledged, bonsai teacher would be great. But I'd say that is out of the price range(she won't tell me). I was going to have some pots commissioned for a few of my trees but since those trees died there's no point in that idea anymore. Actually, my dream gift would be for us to get our own home/property. That way I don't have to leave my trees in other peoples property that don't know how to water a weed. But that is a long ways off.