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John Kirby

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2009, 10:06 AM »
Hi John,
I am posting a picture of the "slender JBP" with a grafted first branch. The lowest branch on the left was grafted about 15 years ago.  This tree was dewired when the candles where cut in late June. I t will be wired again after needle pulling nad bud eduction this fall.

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2009, 09:38 PM »
I took this tree to the weekend workshop with Akio Kondo to get his and John Kirby's thoughts.  General consensus is to graft two new branches.   I'll likely do that this coming Spring or the next.
 

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2009, 10:12 AM »
Hi John,

Where did Akio suggest you graft the new branches?  I am curious what direction he would go with this tree. 

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2009, 10:17 AM »
Alex,

A left branch and a back branch, similar to your first drawing.  He also said to grow the top out longer/taller.
 

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2009, 12:55 PM »
Hi John,
I am posting a picture of the "slender JBP" with a grafted first branch. The lowest branch on the left was grafted about 15 years ago.  This tree was dewired when the candles where cut in late June. I t will be wired again after needle pulling nad bud eduction this fall.

John

That's a really nice tree John - thanks for sharing.  I tend to prefer trees like that one where the branching starts a little higher up the trunk, and the lower movement is not completely covered up with foliage.  Very nice!
 

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2010, 06:16 PM »
Here's an update on #42.  I never got around to grafting this one in Spring.  However, I took this (and a few others) up to the Cincinnati Advanced Bonsai Study Group with Ted Matson yesterday.  Ted was very complimentary and suggested that I should show this one at the National show in the next few years.  Bill, if you're watching, this one will be coming your way once it fills in a little more.

Just missing Wayne's bonsai in 3 years, I've been working on this one for 4 years. 

- before work
- thinned, cleaned, and arranged
 

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2010, 08:43 PM »
It looks like it's coming along quite well. Something to be proud of for sure. ;)
 

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2010, 08:36 AM »
Have you considered bringing those main branches down at a steeper angle?
 

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2010, 08:43 AM »
Have you considered bringing those main branches down at a steeper angle?

Absolutely!  That's what I'm working on now with the guy wires.  Ted mentioned that was the only fault he could find with the tree, and that will be corrected.  The main two branches are thick at the trunk, so it's going to take some work to get them down more.

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2010, 10:53 AM »
time Grasshopper, time.
 

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2010, 04:09 PM »
Taking this one up the Cincinnati on Thursday.  Ted Matson, leader of the Cinci Advanced Bonsai Study Group, will be doing a tree critique of the trees from the group for the general meeting.  I decided to clean this one up, moss the soil, and clean the pot.  Took a quick shot to see how it looks.

What do you think?
 

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2011, 07:48 PM »
#42 was decandled and needle plucked by one of my long time study group participants.  I think he did a pretty good job.  What do you think?
 

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2011, 07:59 PM »
That is a nice looking tree.  What are your plans in the apex?  Is that branch thats sticking up and to the right slightly the apex or a sacrifice?

What'd Ted Matson say when you took it to the study group for critique?
 

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2011, 08:03 PM »
Ted was very complimentary.  He explained that we worked on more refinement than anything.

The apex is still being built.  The upward/right branch includes the future apex and a small back branch.  Probably 2 more years and it should be "finished" and filled in.  Then it will likely be time to cut back hard and rebuild it.  :)
 

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Re: My JBP #42 - Pictures
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2014, 12:03 PM »
2014 repotted.  Needs to be rewired.