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JBP Project - Exposed Root
« on: July 26, 2010, 09:29 AM »
This project tree was from a collection of 1-0 seedlings purchased in 2007. The roots were cut back hard when it arrived and planted into a 2-liter bottle filled with large river rock, and that into a 6" pot with regular bonsai soil. Repotted again last Spring into the smaller colander, and double colander Fall of 2009. Still a long way to go with this one, but it's well on it's way. Next is to start selecting branches and building structure.

These pictures were taken back in April.

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Re: JBP Project - Exposed Root
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 10:12 AM »
I certainly like where you are going with this one John.  Good project and doing it the right way - from the start.  I'm not always a big fan of the neagari style but there are a few that have impressed me.  This could be a good one.  I like the trunk movement above the roots.
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Re: JBP Project - Exposed Root
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 11:19 AM »
I would consider spreading the roots a bit.  I know you will selectively remove roots later, but consider spreading them out a bit now.
 

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Re: JBP Project - Exposed Root
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 09:12 AM »
Thanks for the comments John and Don.

Don, you are completely right.  I've been thinking the same thing and will likely repot it next spring and work on spreading the roots a little more.  I'll try to get an updated photo posted this week.
 

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Re: JBP Project - Exposed Root
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 04:17 PM »
you can spread them with spacers now without repotting.
when you repot it, spread the roots below the soil to create a wider base. then put some wire on the roots above soil and arrange them how you like.  you can remove some roots above soil to create more negative space and less confusion.  fewer is better.
 

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Re: JBP Project - Exposed Root
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 08:18 PM »
I finally got around to doing a little more work to this little tree at study group last weekend, and was finally able to snap a picture in the fading daylight tonight (sorry about the background).  I'll put some wire to it in Spring and look to arrange the roots some then, too.

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 09:55 PM »
Thoughts?

Good start! Just keep working it


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Re: JBP Project - Exposed Root
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2010, 10:46 PM »
The "money" is in the roots.  ...That is, when you arrange them.  I can't wait to see it then.



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Re: JBP Project - Exposed Root
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2010, 10:11 AM »
So, I was looking at this tree this morning planning for a pot in the next year or so.  I was thinking maybe a medium height square, or perhaps a nanban like John Kirby's JRP?



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Re: JBP Project - Exposed Root
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2010, 01:04 PM »
I have the older $350 version of that pot as well. Plus afew of the newer Tokoname versions like the pot the red pine is in. I think it could work, but a narrower, deeper pot may give more stability. I like your little tree a lot, it will be more apparent how good this tree can be when you can shorten the long taperless branch and regrow it with taper. Nice work John. John
 

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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2010, 03:28 PM »
I have the older $350 version of that pot as well. Plus afew of the newer Tokoname versions like the pot the red pine is in. I think it could work, but a narrower, deeper pot may give more stability. I like your little tree a lot, it will be more apparent how good this tree can be when you can shorten the long taperless branch and regrow it with taper. Nice work John. John

Agreed.  There are already 4 new options (candles) closer to the trunk on that long branch.  It will be removed next year.

I'm not sure I need an older (read: more expensive) version of the pot.  I have a medium height rectangle that would work, but I would prefer square, I think.  I may just give it a try in Spring and see how it looks.
 

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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2010, 03:54 PM »
Sorry John, I think that I am going to put the Red Pine in the older pot, I was just suggesting that these pots are floating around. I would do the square as well. John
 

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Re: JBP Project - Exposed Root
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2010, 03:57 PM »
Sorry John, I think that I am going to put the Red Pine in the older pot, I was just suggesting that these pots are floating around. I would do the square as well. John

Oh, I didn't think you were offering.  When this tree (and my wallet) are ready for a nice pot maybe you could help me locate one.  :)
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Re: JBP Project - Exposed Root
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2011, 07:38 PM »
Here's a quick update. It was repotted in February and selectively decandled last week. One candle that was not removed will be a branch extension, the future main branch. The lower/longer branch will be removed. I plan to wire it this fall.
 

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Re: JBP Project - Exposed Root
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2011, 09:30 AM »
Pot, you might want to find a "duck" pot for it. Boon picked up one for me last winter on his Japan trip. If you want the pot it is in, let me know- it is about 9" (+/-) and and 11/2"-2" deep. It was shown in an 8"duck pot this year.