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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2009, 01:17 PM »
Hey John

I really like the pot, Awesome Tree!  Congrads.
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2009, 08:33 AM »
John,

When not being shown are any of these trees potted in larger pots or do you continually keep them in their show pots?

I really like this tree and also love the pot choice, shape color and size. Do you know who the potter is? Shimski and I have been studying and researching antique Japanese potters.

I'd like to see a picture of the second tree you and Chris have been discussing. Also I you could share some of the history of the two trees.

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JRob
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2009, 03:27 PM »
This pot was actually a pot up (volume wise) fort his tree, it lives in this pot. If this tree were to lose vigor then we might up pot it.

Will get pics of the other when fall work is done.

John
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2009, 09:48 PM »
surprised harry didn't manage to add this tree to his collection...
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2009, 03:51 PM »
He had the chance and was worried about the price, this one was more than he was paying at the time.

John
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2009, 05:04 AM »
that's not the harry i remember!!!
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2009, 05:45 AM »
John,

Is the fall work done? Any new pics?

Thanks,
JRob
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2009, 10:47 AM »
I will get it done in early December. Patience, Patience. Unless this tree hasn't filled out from the wiring, it may be show prepped in case they need a Shohin JBP for one of the displays. If they don't need it for the show, then it will get a "full" fall workup.
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2009, 12:36 AM »
John,
Right now it is only to meet the rules for Shohin- 8" for exhibition purposes. There will come a time (most likely) that we will need to design the tree to be taller than 8", then for a while it will be Kifu. Good Kifu (8-12) and Chuhin Pines (12-18") are fairly abundant, it is the joy and struggle of shohin that make it worth trying to make the best 8" tree you can (for me).

The engineering and design struggles are interesting to deal with.

John

John, great tree and great discussion.  I like this explanation.  To me it is like boxing, as the fighter matures and ages, he may find himself traveling through several weight classes.  For that big money fight, he might have to drop a few pounds down to feather weight. Cool.

Dave
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2009, 02:23 PM »
Chris and JRob,
Here is the little black pine that I got from Chris J. last spring, before and after needle reduction this fall. When I got it from him it was in a very nice little Chinese rectangle pot with rounded corners. However, it was planted about 30 degrees off of front. Boon and I looked at it and said this is the front, so I repotted it last spring. I couldn't get it to fit in the pot due to a large root growing off of the back, but that root had a couple of smaller roots coming off of it closer to the trunk. I reduced the root at it's end, with the goal of pushing the roots inside to grow, planted it in this nice round grow pot and let it rip. It has taken off like a banshee and even has roots growing out of the drain screen. Will wire this winter and repot next year (11). WIll be interesting to see if it will fit right back in to its old pot.

John
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2009, 09:45 AM »
John, thanks for posting this! It's looking great and should develop nicely for you!
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2009, 09:39 AM »
Hi,
Spent a couple of days working on trees out at Boon's. Got the fall work done on trees out there. Here is my Shohin JBP that we completed fall work on and got cleaned up, will need a bit of branch placement work (apex, etc) right before the BIB show in January. This treewas wired by Akio Kondo in August when he was at Boon's.

John
« Last Edit: December 12, 2009, 09:41 AM by John Kirby »
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2009, 10:48 AM »
Lookin GREAT John! If I may ask a question(hopefully it is not a stupid one) when wiring do you work down the tree or up the tree? And do you wire it all up THEN position the branches or position them as you move along? Thanks much  ;)
  Steven
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2009, 11:12 AM »
Typically, start at the bottom branches and work up as needed. Get basic positioning done and then finalize positioning and balance when done.

John
 

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Re: Shohin JBP
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2009, 11:38 AM »
Thank you John. At least I was heading up in the right direction when wiring.  :D