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John Kirby

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Shohin Cascade JBP
« on: December 14, 2009, 06:27 PM »
I got this tee from Don Blackmond at Gregory Beach Bonsai, I was really impressed with the aged appearance and the balance of this fine little tree. It is a shohin, but looks much bigger. When I got the tree I decandled and dewired and let it soak up the fertilizer, water and sun. It was now ready for repotting, wiring and fall needle reduction. This tree has grown very, very strongly and was a real joy to rework. It is now in an imported pot made by the Japanese Potter Bunzan. The pot ay be too narrow based for the long haul, but I really liked the way it makes the tree pop out. Tree is shown before and after work.

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 03:48 PM »
Great little tree.  Are you planning on showing this one in January?
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 05:03 PM »
beautiful!
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 06:15 PM »
John,
I told Boon that if they need another shohin Pine to fill out a display they can use it, I think it is a couple (2 or 3) of years away from being as good as it will be, but I think it will be a very strong little tree for this year. John
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2009, 04:19 PM »
It's a great tree.  The bark is old and has incredible character.  I had it in a rustic scoup pot at one time; looked really good bu the canopy was too powerful for the pot.  I'm glad you are enjoying it as I did.
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009, 06:55 PM »
John,

I too really like this tree. I look forward to seeing it a few years down the road.

JRob
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 07:12 PM »
I was going to ask and then didn't, John will you plant it deeper if you choose a different pot, or are you working toward exposing more rootage/nebari?  I prefer it planted a little deeper, but then again I am shallow.
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2009, 07:36 PM »
Boon and I had a long conversation about it, he felt that getting the trunk angle to the appropriate point was the most important point. We can hide the rest when we moss and prep for show. John
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010, 09:47 PM »
Here is the tree at the BIB SHow this last week, all adjusted and mossed. It is shown with a Pyracantha in the display set up by Inge a BIB compatriot.
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010, 09:49 PM »
And a little closer on the Pine and stand alone.
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2010, 07:26 AM »
That is a great pine, very strong, muscular looking trunk.
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2010, 10:54 AM »
Wonderful shohin pine and pot, John.  I like it very much.
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2010, 01:26 PM »
John neglects to mention that this one won Members' Choice for Best Shohin Conifer.
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2010, 10:10 AM »
Looks great, and congrats John!
 

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Re: Shohin Cascade JBP
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2010, 10:30 PM »
Nice job John.  Looks good.  Its a great tree.