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John Kirby

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2010, 06:21 AM »
Lots of folks in the west have access to Horticultural Pumice which can frequently purchased quite inexpensively in bulk (truck load from the "mining" company or bag or barrel load from nursery suppliers). Boon uses a lot of "Hyuga", pumice from Japan. No bulk here and fairly expensive, but it is "brownish" and not the stark white of some of the mined products in  North America. If you can't find HP nor want to pay for Hyuga, you can use expanded shale as a substitute in you mix- some expanded shale products include- Haydite, lite-weight, expanded aggregae, etc.
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2010, 06:49 AM »
Ok, thanks John. Appreciate it.  :)
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2010, 08:22 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. 

There appears to be more of a method to the markings as each tool is marked with a different selection of colors, or at least in a different pattern.  Anybody?
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2010, 07:51 PM »
Boon, Great job!! I received your DVD's two weeks ago and have watched them several times each. I just seem to pick up more info each time. Can't wait for the next installment. Would you please also consider making one to cover other pines, say Mugo, Scotts, Austrian? And maybe white pines too? Looks like you might have a market...anybody else interested? Thanks, Don.
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2010, 09:34 AM »
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 :)
  Steven
You should be able to use all of those sizes...use the larger for your drainage and just discard the very biggest pieces. That all sounds about right.

Chris
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2010, 04:08 PM »
Thanks Chris. FYI: I'm our new computer now. It's up and runnin....and I'm lovin this  ;D
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2010, 01:37 PM »
Boon,  I got both of your videos.  They were outstanding.  I loved them.  I hope that you have another one in the works.  I would love to see you do some grafting of JBP. 
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2010, 02:43 AM »
Boon,  I got both of your videos.  They were outstanding.  I loved them.  I hope that you have another one in the works.  I would love to see you do some grafting of JBP. 

Thank you very much.
 i do a few differnt kind of grafts.  some is very simple and some is complicate.  i am not sure how will i put it in to the dvd yet.
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2010, 08:18 AM »
Thank you very much.
 i do a few differnt kind of grafts.  some is very simple and some is complicate.  i am not sure how will i put it in to the dvd yet.

Maybe it would translate better into text and pictures...  :)
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2010, 10:16 AM »


Maybe it would translate better into text and pictures...  :)
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Wayne,
i and my friends are in the process of doing the book.
it may take a couple year to complete.
thanks,
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2010, 11:12 AM »
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i and my friends are in the process of doing the book.
it may take a couple year to complete.

I look forward to it.
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2010, 04:21 PM »
A signed boon book is going to be a great addition to my collection.
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2010, 10:33 PM »
Ordered my Wiring and Fall Maintence DVDs this morning. I can't wait til they get here  ;D
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2010, 11:18 PM »
You will enjoy they are excellent. John
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2010, 06:53 AM »
I ordered mine tonight...except that they have gotta get half way round the world, I can't wait though!