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John Kirby

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Two JBP to start a "work in progress" post on
« on: May 21, 2010, 04:27 PM »
Here are two JBP that I got through Boon in 2008. The stayed in California for a year and a half and I brought them home in 2009. I repotted one this spring and will do the other next spring. Thought I would post a series of pictures over time as to the work that has been done with them. The trees were decandled and needles pulled in in 2008 (thanks to Peter Tea) and 2009. Will post progress shots soon.
 

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Re: Two JBP to start a "work in progress" post on
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 10:12 PM »
A couple of nice Pinus there John.
 

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 06:36 PM »
OK, my friend Peter Tea, another SOB, and a good young professional bonsai artist, came to Dallas for the weekend to see the LSBF show. While there he worked on one of these JBP's- number one above. The tree was repotted in March, grew very strongly and was ready for wiring. First the tree was decandled, and Peter used the opportunity to instruct an observer on the appropriate use of decandling. The second picture shows Peter with the tree, it is a chuhin. And the final picture shows the tree as it looks today, following Peter's work. So the next couple of years will be candle management and stimulating increased growth. I will be looking for an appropriate pot, this one is just a trainer. It is tough because the nebari is so large that it really won't fit in a rectangular pot, would need an almost square pot, I don't want to use a round one. Anyway, will post more as it develops.
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Re: Two JBP to start a "work in progress" post on
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010, 08:33 PM »
looks good.  nice and healthy.  tree is good too
 

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Re: Two JBP to start a "work in progress" post on
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 11:28 AM »
That's a really nice JBP - thanks very much for sharing. 
 

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Re: Two JBP to start a "work in progress" post on
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 11:41 AM »
Great work Peter!  I like the oval pot, but agree it is a little too big. 

Thanks for sharing these.  Looking forward to more updates as time allows.
 

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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010, 04:03 PM »
My photography is not the best, this is, as Peter described it "a truly awesome tree".  the nebari extends 360 and is essentially a fused  base all the way around the tree- something I haven't seen on more than a few JBP in the US. It does lean a little too much forward, that will continue to be fixed over time- the tree was shortened about 5" in height from the first picture in 2008 to the current one- it was just too tall and minimized the impact of the trunk. Once the foliage develops over the next two to three years, it will be pretty good.  And it is a "chuhin" (under 18") tree, even though it gives the feel of a big tree. John
 

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2010, 04:19 PM »
Your photography's not bad.  Your post-production work is a little lacking though.  See attached for reworked picture.

That tree is awesome.  I've never seen nebari like that, particularly on such a small tree.  Know anything about it from before Boon?

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Re: Two JBP to start a "work in progress" post on
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2010, 04:43 PM »
Anything good about the picture is the work of the auto-focus-auto-sensor-auto-aperture-auto-shutter-auto-ISO of the Canon 40D set in portrait mode. Boon finds trees all over California from time to time, this one is on of those that was a little tired and just needed some TLC to bring it back to life- and some very, very, good styling work by Peter Tea.

Anyone interested in seeing some of Peter's work (not just his Joshua Roth award winning work in ABS journal "Bonsai" this month), should check out his website www.peterteabonsai.com. Very impressive young gent.

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Re: Two JBP to start a "work in progress" post on
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010, 02:57 AM »
Your photography's not bad.  Your post-production work is a little lacking though.  See attached for reworked picture.

That tree is awesome.  I've never seen nebari like that, particularly on such a small tree.  Know anything about it from before Boon?



it was imported. seedling cutting grown in the container. it was not properly care for.  the branches were getting large and leggy.

John has done a great job taking care of it.  and Peter work is really good.