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JRob

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Weekend with my teacher
« on: March 13, 2011, 08:40 PM »
Good Evening All,

Just spent the weekend with my teacher working on trees. The STL Study Group was in session yesterday and today. 9 of us had a fantastic time. The food was good (we started our St. Patrick's Day Celebration early with a corned beef lunch with 2 kinds of Irish beer and homemade Soda Bread). Shim and I had a great time working on our trees with Michael. From my last post I knew I'd have to add some photo's. Sorry for their quality it was nearly dark.

The first is a new addition purchased and potted today. It is an interesting specimen of Malus sieboldii var. zumi. It was collected 10 years ago and was created from a burl that formed on a tree at the Missouri Athletic Club in down town St. Louis. It is in an Erin Pot. The tree needs refinement but I could not pass on the unusual formation. I'll get better pictures next weekend.

The other photo is of some of my shohin that were repotted in preparation to be shown at Shohin St. Louis in May. (Don you should recognize three of them).

Also next weekend I'll post the pics of the trees we purchased at Brussells. We began working on them as well. Got a lot done.

Believe it or not they are forecasting snow in St. Louis tonight! not much but should stick and turn to rain tomorrow. I was hoping we'd be finished with the white stuff and the temps below freezing. I am anxious to get the trees outside and on their benches.

Happy Bonsai All,

JRob

 

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Re: Weekend with my teacher
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 08:40 PM »
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Re: Weekend with my teacher
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 11:18 AM »
Excellent!  Though, we usually save the beer for after.  ;)

Any interesting tidbits from Michael this time?  Any new tips or tricks?