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Steven

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2010, 09:48 PM »
Got mine in yesterday. Got home, opened the package. Got relaxed and spent a later nighter watching them. Great knowledge! The wiring dvd is worth alot to me. Boon made me feel alot better on wiring small branches and in the interior of the tree. The exact part was where states that he can't always get in there with his hands. This has been one, if not the one, of my biggest problems when wiring(minus not doing it correctly). My hands are not small and slender. They are big, plump and clumsy. Most of the time I knock off buds, needles, delicate branches as I try to wire. Thank you Boon!  :)

The techniques he shows for wiring is well worth it for those who struggle at it like me. I look forward to more great teachings, on dvd of course  ;), in the future!
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2010, 10:45 AM »
I had the fortune of taking a repotting workshop with Boon last year.  He's a really nice guy and a wonderful teacher.  I learned a ton from him in the few hours of that workshop, and he even stayed a little later to answer questions and help me with the juniper I brought to the workshop.

I have the set of Boon's videos and couldn't recommend them more.  For JBP care and maintenance, you'll get much more out of watching his DVDs than reading the various books out there, like the Stone Lantern book on pines, in my opinion.  I haven't watched the wiring DVD yet, but I imagine that it is as well done as the others. 

 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2010, 12:31 AM »
I got mine the other day and have had the opportunity to watch the fall work dvd, Excellent!

I have to agree with mcpesq817, this series is the second best way to learn about Pine bonsai (the first I assume would be an intensive with Boon himself, hopefully in the near future).
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2010, 06:40 PM »
I got mine the other day and have had the opportunity to watch the fall work dvd, Excellent!

I have to agree with mcpesq817, this series is the second best way to learn about Pine bonsai (the first I assume would be an intensive with Boon himself, hopefully in the near future).

Scott,
thank you for your kind words and support.
Boon
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2010, 07:00 PM »
Hello Boon, I've been interested in purchasing a few of your training DVD's, but i was wondering if they would be beneficial to someone like me who doesn't own any pines; I have mostly Japanese maples and Chinese elms. If not, are you in the process of creating such videos? Thanks
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2010, 09:16 PM »
Better than the videos, spend time with Boon via the BIB club, or study with Peter Tea down in San Jose.

Good luck,
john
 

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« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2010, 06:01 AM »
John, I agree.

Good books & good videos (like Boons) are great resources and we all should have them but nothing beats the one-on-one hands on training with a good qualified teacher. I am also a huge advocate of being active in a local club. The interaction with others in your area great help with your understanding of the horticultural requirements particular to your local and the members are more than eager to share their knowledge and experience with you.

JRob
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2010, 12:09 PM »
In the Fall JBP maintenance dvd, what is the difference between a refined tree and a mature tree? 

I've watched the dvd several times, though each time somewhat distractedly.  Have I missed some nuance as to how they're treated differently?
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2012, 10:55 PM »
ummm where can one purchase these DVDs?  ???
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2012, 08:32 AM »
ummm where can one purchase these DVDs?  ???
Bonsaiboon.com
 

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« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2012, 10:28 AM »
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2012, 03:23 PM »
thank you  ;D
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2012, 12:53 AM »
thank you all for your help and support
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2012, 04:08 PM »
i wish my local club would not be so cheap cause i said i would pay for half and they said no. im talking about the whole jbp series. i dont have that kind of money to buy the whole series out right for myself
 

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Re: Bonsai Boon Video Training
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2012, 05:20 PM »
Did they give any reason?  Any chance to get others in your club to pool your resources?