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Species Specific => Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: shimsuki on September 18, 2010, 10:51 PM

Title: Monster Shohin Kinsai
Post by: shimsuki on September 18, 2010, 10:51 PM
This is the kinsai I got over the summer with my graduation money. It was imported this spring by Dave Kreutz. The picture was taken in the beginning of August. I came home from school this weekend any picked a few yellow leaves off. Our satsukis old leaves have starting showing color. I will post a pic in the fall after fall msuki (spelling  ???), in which you all will be able to see the tree a lot better.


Andrew
Title: Re: Monster Shohin Kinsai
Post by: MatsuBonsai on September 20, 2010, 08:28 AM
Looking good shim!  Can't wait to see it all cleaned up.  Pick a pot out for this one yet?
Title: Re: Monster Shohin Kinsai
Post by: bwaynef on September 20, 2010, 12:36 PM
Wow, how many Kinsai Satsuki do you have?

This one looks like its going to be really nice after you clean it up.  What is it about this one that makes you call it a monster? 
Title: Re: Monster Shohin Kinsai
Post by: Jerry Norbury on September 20, 2010, 01:44 PM
Coincidentally, I just saw these for sale yesterday at the Dutch national Bonsai Show.... €150...
Title: Re: Monster Shohin Kinsai
Post by: shimsuki on September 20, 2010, 07:11 PM
Wow, how many Kinsai Satsuki do you have?

This one looks like its going to be really nice after you clean it up.  What is it about this one that makes you call it a monster?  

The base. Its about a 2.5 inch base on a tree that is 8 inches. It is impressive in person.

This is my first kinsai, but I do have an otakumi whip which is similar to kinsai.

Shim
Title: Re: Monster Shohin Kinsai
Post by: bwaynef on September 21, 2010, 12:55 AM
Were I inclined to wager, I'd have wagered that I've heard you discussing Kinsai oft-times before.  Still, can't wait to see what you do with it.

Any plans? 
Title: Re: Monster Shohin Kinsai
Post by: shimsuki on September 21, 2010, 03:32 PM
Were I inclined to wager, I'd have wagered that I've heard you discussing Kinsai oft-times before.  Still, can't wait to see what you do with it.

Any plans? 

I have, kinsai is a very popular variety and is quite infamous for its spider style flowers. There are many good kinsai in out there.

I have discussed styling with Dave (Kreutz), and we can't decide wether to develop pads or to style it as a helmet. For now, since it is a recent import, the main objective is health.


Andrew
Title: Re: Monster Shohin Kinsai
Post by: shimsuki on November 08, 2010, 09:04 AM
Here is an update,

I took this tree to the STL study group and Mike and I pruned it back, then I took it to Dave's yesterday and I wired all the small sprouts to get movement into them. It took a while and was very tedious, but I am happy with the end result. When I do motobadome in the spring, this should pop like crazy! I used mostly copper 23 on it, and the wire will be taken off right before it starts to push in the spring.

The first pic was after its pruning at the study group, and the others are from yesterday's wiring.



Shim
Title: Re: Monster Shohin Kinsai
Post by: JJR on November 11, 2010, 07:28 PM
You don't really like azaleas do you?   ;D  Nice work...