Bonsai Study Group Forum

Species Specific => Japanese Black Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: bwaynef on July 01, 2010, 12:57 PM

Title: My first jbp
Post by: bwaynef on July 01, 2010, 12:57 PM
I'll have to search for old pictures, but I've never shown this one.  It was a $15 home depot 3 gal JBP in '05 (i believe).  I bought it to experiment w/ pine techniques.  

Anyway, you'll see this year's decandling photos attached.  
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: bwaynef on July 12, 2010, 11:55 AM
I noticed buds all around the candle cut sites yesterday.  I always find this an exciting time of year.  Hopefully I'll start to see buds popping along the branches soon.
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: bwaynef on November 09, 2010, 08:32 AM
Fall work completed for the year.  I really need to use Cu wire.
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: MatsuBonsai on November 10, 2010, 09:54 AM
I know at one time you had thought about making a shohin out of this one.  Is that still a possibility?  If so, the bottom 2 branches will need to be brought down more and shortened in the future.  If not, they will likely need to be removed for a larger/taller tree, as they'll likely be too low to be incorporated in the design, I would think.

Cu:
- http://www.adamsbonsai.com/ (http://www.adamsbonsai.com/)
- http://www.jimgremel.com/ (http://www.jimgremel.com/)
- http://www.cassbonsaigardens.com/ (http://www.cassbonsaigardens.com/) (I hear they're bringing in Cu from China for cheap, but haven't confirmed, and don't know the quality)

Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: bwaynef on February 24, 2011, 01:36 PM
Here's the spring update.  The 2nd picture indicates my new front, and the red arrow points to where I could use a graft.
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: shimsuki on February 24, 2011, 05:33 PM
What are your plans for this wayne?
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: bwaynef on March 09, 2011, 02:21 PM
Shim:
Currently I'm trying to decide whether to graft or repot this season as I've been told not to do both the same year.

My plans include a new branch indicated somewhere near where indicated, and eventual removal of one (and more eventually both) low branch(es).

Anyone:
What should I look for in scion selection?  What should I do this year to get proper growth for scions next spring?
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: MatsuBonsai on March 10, 2011, 04:06 PM
If I were you, with this tree, I would likely repot this year, then either don't decandle, or don't decandle a select few branches, to leave yourself some big/healthy scions for either bud or approach graft (though it might take more than 1 year for suitable branch/scion for approach graft).
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: bwaynef on March 10, 2011, 05:22 PM
What about the sacrifice branch I've allowed to grow?  (Ignore the cut needles.)
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: MatsuBonsai on March 10, 2011, 09:14 PM
If the needles weren't cut...  ;)

The bud is definitely strong.  I would like to see more needles on the scion for a bud graft.  For approach graft this would be fine.
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: bwaynef on March 10, 2011, 09:53 PM
That was just the first picture I could edit.  How about some of these?
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: BONSAI_OUTLAW on April 24, 2011, 12:57 AM
Wayne,  When will you be trying this graft and will you be documenting it here for us to see.?
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: bwaynef on April 24, 2011, 06:41 PM
I repotted it this year, so I'll graft next spring.  I'll try to get pictures of the process.
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: BONSAI_OUTLAW on April 24, 2011, 07:04 PM
Great.  I can't wait.
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: Jerry Norbury on October 19, 2012, 07:36 AM
What happened to this one?
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: bwaynef on October 19, 2012, 10:00 AM
An aggressive repot following a summer of neglect, followed by a summer in transition saw this one turn crispy.
Title: Re: My first jbp
Post by: davestree on October 20, 2012, 08:47 AM
So now it is a Golden Pine ?  I have owned a couple of those.