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« on: December 24, 2009, 10:42 AM »

"Repotting: An Important Start to a Healthy Bonsai"-Boon Manakitivipart

Before a tree can handle any work we do to it, one caveat is heard time and time again. "If your tree is not healthy, do NOT work on it!" But healthy trees come from more than just sunshine, fertilizer, and water. They must be repotted regularly and correctly. Improper potting technique can cost a tree its vitality and even its life.

This video should be required curriculum for every bonsai enthusiast and club. Boon's teaching is detailed and well captured, with full explanations for the reasons behind each step of the process. Following this technique carefully will help anyone produce healthier bonsai.

Every step of repotting a tree is covered from cutting the wires tying the tree into the pot to the final watering of the repotted tree. An explanation of the treatment of the roots and what to look for with the roots and how to seat the tree properly in the pot give substance to what many enthusiasts might consider old wives' tales these days.

 Boon is a great teacher, and this comes out in this video series. Why do we pot the tree so that the soil will be flat and below the surface of the pot? What is the most secure way to tie the tree into the pot? What is the correct technique for settling soil into the pot using chopsticks? These questions and more are answered eloquently and simply.

This video is an excellent reference for beginner and advanced enthusiast alike. You will refer to it again and again. Unless I miss my guess, Boon will be producing more of these great DVDs. I intend to own them all.

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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009, 09:14 AM »

Thank you Chris,
and Happy Holidays,
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009, 11:43 AM »

Boon & Chris,

My copies of both videos where under the tree this morning and I watched them this after breakfast. Great material and very helpful.

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2009, 01:46 PM »

I also have both of these videos and hope that Mr. Boon will be producing many more soon.
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2009, 10:56 AM »

I too received "repotting" for X-mas.  Very nice, and will come in helpful this spring when I have to repot my JWP.  Thanks Boon. 

Just one question about the tye-in wires.  I know there are at least 2 s.o.b's here, so I was hoping to get some further instruction about this method.  It looks like a great method for established trees, but I think i missed something?

Thanks for any help fellas.

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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2009, 11:08 AM »

I wrote about this method in my article below. I'll post more information here soon.

http://www.bonsaikc.com/repotting_established.htm
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2009, 02:27 PM »

See also www.bonsaitonight.com. Jonas does a really nice job with an ROR Trident he is getting ready to show. John
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2009, 04:07 PM »

Today at our study group meeting we watched the repotting dvd. Wayne went ahead and purchased the 2 dvd set and we are splitting the cost(just gotta give him my half). I was most impressed with the knowledge presented in the dvd. I have now begun to re-think my approach to repotting not only JBP but other conifers and decids. Boon, thank you! I look forward to any more dvds that you produce.   Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2010, 03:01 PM »

I watched the Repotting video on the flight from Dallas to San Diego, the surgeon sitting next to me was fascinated by the anchoring and tie in procedures.......

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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2010, 11:12 PM »

I to got these under the tree Christmas morning Grin Grin

Excellent information presented very well.  Athough I would have liked to have seen examples of problem root systems and how to tackle them.  For me this would have completed the repotting video nicely.

Cheers
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2010, 02:15 AM »

I am in the process of making more DVD as time allow - fall work - wiring - and yes, how to work on raw nursery materials.
Thank you all for your support.
Boon

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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2010, 10:04 AM »

I am in the process of making more DVD as time allow - fall work - wiring - and yes, how to work on raw nursery materials.
Thank you all for your support.
Boon



YAY!!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2010, 08:31 AM »

This has little to do with the video, but I noticed it there so I'm asking it in this thread.

What's with the rainbow of tape on Boon's tools?
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2010, 09:08 AM »

When you have so many people coming and going, and everyone is borrowing your tools, it pays to mark your tools with an easily identifiable pattern.  It can be a disaster to keep track of whose tools are whose if they aren't marked.  After all, most bonsai tools all look the same.
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2010, 09:56 PM »

Anyone or Boon know about what size pumice particles are used in the repottin video? I ask because I got 5 40# bags of Dry Stall(pumice) and would like to know. So far it seems the majority of the particles are 3-4mm in size with the next abundance bein in the 2-3mm range and the least bein 5-10mm in size. The largest size used for drainage layer? Thanks Smiley
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