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John Kirby

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2010, 10:06 AM »
Thanks Don,
I think we fixed your concerns with the mossing and branch repositioning, I really like the new pot it highlights the great trunk and transition to foliage. The foliage is still a little flat, but a few more years of bud selection and wiring at we can over come that. Thanks for making the material available to work with,  Now what I need to find are some fruiting/flowering shohin........

John
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2010, 04:40 PM »
Again, fall work has been completed and this nice little tree is progressing, lots of triple buds this year, so i continues to develop with selection. Back and front are shown.
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2010, 10:28 PM »
Excellent black pine! I'm loving the yamadori look.
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2010, 09:33 AM »
Very nice Tree, and I like the pot too! I also like how in the display we were looking at the stand from a corner; I have never seen that before. But it worked!

Bravo,


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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2012, 05:41 PM »
So, took a day out to spend with Daisaku Nomoto at Boon's, Daisaku was Boon's Senior at Kihachi-en when boon was an apprentice. Nomoto-san is also a Director in the Nippon Shohin Bonsai Association and is remarkably accomplished for a young person.  This little pine had grown extremely well over the past couple of years- so much so that it had moved from being an at the limits shohin to a real solid Kifu. Daisaku suggested a rather radical transformation to keep the tree as a shohin, I liked it and he moved forward. The pictures below show how it looked before he started, what was taken off and what the tree looked like after it was completed and potted in to an older Chinese pot (not an antique but 40+ years) that Kenny Lam had mailed up to Boon for me to use. Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2012, 05:45 PM »
Next set, clippings and current status, waiting for the tree to fill back in towards the trunk and to be made even more compact.
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2012, 08:27 PM »
I do like this front John.  Wonderful tree.  I do agree it will be much better when the foliage grows a little closer to the trunk to mask more of that transition in the trunk.  But, killer nonetheless.
Hope the show went well.

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2012, 09:25 PM »
Thanks John, I didn't getto go to the show, but it sounds like it was great. The new location should be great for walk in traffic. John

 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2012, 12:09 AM »
that was one of my favorite shohin pines...i love the turns in the trunk...a very beautiful tree...the show was really good...to bad you couldn't of make it john....let me know if u ever want to sell the tree...lol... ;D it might be out of my price rang but hey let me know first...haha
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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2012, 08:23 AM »
the transformation really accentuates the trunk character.  looks good.  want another?
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2012, 09:11 AM »
The bark on this tree, particularly in that last picture posted (by Kajukid), is fantastic.
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2012, 10:53 AM »
The bark on this tree, particularly in that last picture posted (by Kajukid), is fantastic.
Where's the like button at lol
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2012, 11:02 AM »
This tree won the member's choice award for Shohin Conifer two years ago, after raising it from its "cascade" to the semicascade position. The last two years was a period to increase the foliage mass and strength of the tree. To do the current transformation 80-90% of the foliage that was the former tree has been removed. The tree is now based on what were just a couple of smaller branches two years ago- and the major fault, a rather nasty looking flat cut on the trunk is now gone, with the remnant the beginning of a jin.

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2012, 12:19 PM »
This tree won the member's choice award for Shohin Conifer two years ago, after raising it from its "cascade" to the semicascade position. The last two years was a period to increase the foliage mass and strength of the tree. To do the current transformation 80-90% of the foliage that was the former tree has been removed. The tree is now based on what were just a couple of smaller branches two years ago- and the major fault, a rather nasty looking flat cut on the trunk is now gone, with the remnant the beginning of a jin.

John
Yeah I nd out that it won 2 years ago because when we were gonna do the judging Boon tried to put it on the tree and someone reminded him that it won 2 years ago. Lol
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2012, 01:17 PM »
Hard to believe it didn't live in the mountains for a century. Very nice tree!  :)