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Thomas J.

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Most Recent Purchase of JBP
« on: August 03, 2010, 11:33 AM »
Well it wasn't really recent, last August to be exact. I really liked this tree when I first saw it because it had some really nice budding going on, and because of the thickness of the trunk. What I didn't like was that awful scar that's really visible. At the time there was no cut paste on it so I scarred the area where it was closing up and applied the cut paste. I know it will take some time for this to heal and then have the bark age up on it, but we'll just have to grow old together I guess. :(

Anyway this is the pic taken at purchase.
 

Thomas J.

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Re: Most Recent Purchase of JBP
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010, 11:34 AM »
This was taken a few months later after the fall work was done. I couldn't wait to start on this one. ;D
 

Thomas J.

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Re: Most Recent Purchase of JBP
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010, 11:37 AM »
Almost looks like a Chia Pet doesn't it. This spring was something else for candle growth on my JBPs.
I also decided to try a round pot at repotting time, but not sure if this is the right round pot. ???
Any suggestions?
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Thomas J.

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Re: Most Recent Purchase of JBP
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2010, 11:39 AM »
Mid July couldn't get here fast enough for me to dig in and start decandleing. The new buds are coming out good and now it's on our way to fall. ;D
 

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Re: Most Recent Purchase of JBP
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010, 02:06 PM »
I like this one a lot, as the bark develops it will be a real killer. John
 

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Re: Most Recent Purchase of JBP
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2010, 02:08 PM »
Which cut paste did you use on the scar?  Looks like it's starting to roll nicely.

Can you share the dimensions on this great tree?
 

Thomas J.

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Re: Most Recent Purchase of JBP
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2010, 04:55 PM »
As for the dimensions of the tree, they are 9" in. height and about 3 1/2 in. at the widest part of the trunk.

The cut paste was purchased from Dallas Bonsai and is labeled on their web site as:

C96 - 200 Gram Size Cut Partner Wound Sealant for Bonsai
  which is imported from Japan.
Hope this helps

 
 

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Re: Most Recent Purchase of JBP
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010, 10:02 PM »
Since you commented that you weren't convinced this is the right pot...

I wonder if an oval would compliment the movement in the trunk a little better than this round one.  The color on it's a little distracting for my tastes, ...but I understand there's some artistic license in potting shohin.

I'd be tempted to see how this one works with your tree.  Its a little small, but can be made to order.  The texture of the bark called this one's texture to mind.  It might be a little repetitive for some...  Just wondering what you/others thought.

 

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Re: Most Recent Purchase of JBP
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2010, 08:37 AM »
Thomas,

It's hard to tell from the photo, but is the pot just a light clay?  What can you tell us about it?  I think the size is just perfect and the shape is perfectly fine, in my opinion.  The color is a little light for my tastes, but acceptable for shohin (all my personal opinions only).
 

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Re: Most Recent Purchase of JBP
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2010, 11:11 AM »
John,
Yes the pot is nothing more than your typical clay pot. What turns me off really is the feet. I guess that's why choosing a pot really ends up being somewhat of a personal thing at times because what is good for me will probably not be good for someone else and vice versa. The book Basic Bonsai Design by David DeGroot is an excellent source for matching trees and pots with a very good explanation on why. The trouble is to try and find the exact pot your looking for out there with the correct dimensions.

Thomas
 

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Re: Most Recent Purchase of JBP
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2010, 11:29 AM »
Thomasj,
Understand completely. I personally like the more traditional pots, I have used trips to Japan (bonsai centered and work centered, over lunch or on an extra day) to pick up pots for specific trees. I have also had good luck buying pots from Japan via specific websites and on occasion, Ebay. I have not bought really high dollar pots over the internet ($250 or more for a shohin pot), but have been very happy with what I have received- when I have measured very carefully.

John