Author Topic: Midwest Bonsai Show Acquisitions  (Read 1884 times)

Chrisl

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Midwest Bonsai Show Acquisitions
« on: August 18, 2013, 10:34 AM »
I went to the show to see Bjorn's demo, and pick some Itoigawa whips from Jim Doyle.  But unfortunately/fortunately Bill V's had this Deshojo Maple which I've wanted one for awhile.  Nice trunk movement, but one nasty root.  That'll have to be dealt with eventually.  I also saw his book that was really impressive.  So I got those two.  I was about to leave, I went back to Jim's stand to pay, and found this awesome RMJ.  It was pretty expensive, but I couldn't stop myself from buying it lol

Here are some pics:

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Chrisl

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Re: Midwest Bonsai Show Acquisitions
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 10:38 AM »
More.  Oh, that's a 2x2 for size comparison.

 

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Re: Midwest Bonsai Show Acquisitions
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 09:25 PM »
Nice Chris.
 Look forward to seeing that RMJ after you get it cleaned up.
 

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Re: Midwest Bonsai Show Acquisitions
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 11:10 PM »
Almost snagged that one at Nature's way a few weeks ago.  Found a bunjin potential lodge pole pine that yelled a little louder though.
 

Chrisl

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Re: Midwest Bonsai Show Acquisitions
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 08:48 AM »
Well then Owen, I consider myself lucky lol  Andy had a cool lodgepole pine for sale, on of those kind where the trunk main base is parallal to bottom of the pot.  I just couldn't see a design in it.  This one the vision was much easier for me to see.

 

Chrisl

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Re: Midwest Bonsai Show Acquisitions
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 08:51 AM »
Nice Chris.
 Look forward to seeing that RMJ after you get it cleaned up.


Thanks Jason.  It's going to be a couple yrs I'm thinking/planning.  Needs to grow out of the scale foliage, and get much stronger.
 

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Re: Midwest Bonsai Show Acquisitions
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 03:30 PM »
it was dificult to get out of the sales area without bankrupting myself.

I did practice restraint, only $110 at Sarah Rayner's table and $50 at Meehan's Miniatures for 2" and 4" starter plants for kusamono.

I could have easily dropped a lot of money at Golden Arrow, but I restrained myself. Living on a fixed income these days.
 

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Re: Midwest Bonsai Show Acquisitions
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013, 10:53 AM »
I hear ya Leo!  I spent way more than I anticipated.  So Congrats for staying within budget ;)

Did you see those two large bonsai she had for sale (sold by the time I got there).  Awesome trees.  One was a yew so I took a pic for inspiration.
 

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Re: Midwest Bonsai Show Acquisitions
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2013, 11:38 AM »
Yes, they were impressive. Right now I am kicking myself for not going back to Golden Arrow and picking up something. Had my eye on a smallish, just larger than shohin ponderosa that looked great. Also, I want to eventually pick up an older black hills spruce. But I have too much to water and no time to work on what I got now. So, I need to continue restraint. And of course, need to save money for the new, stockade type, 6 foot fence for the back yard. Need better security for the trees I have. Current fence is cyclone and too low, easy to hop.
 

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Re: Midwest Bonsai Show Acquisitions
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2013, 11:10 AM »
Prob. a wise decision Leo if you're having difficulty keeping up with present stock ;)

And good luck with your fencing project!