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Jay

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Re: My "Eikan"
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2011, 10:15 AM »
Dave, I am not familiar with Osiga.com. I checked out the site and could have interest. What do we know of their product? And without calling do you know what their shipping cost are approx.
Thanks for giving me what info you have
Jay
 

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Re: My "Eikan"
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2011, 02:32 PM »
Thanks, Don.  I enjoy satsukis in both glazed and unglazed pots.  I'm leaning more toward an unglazed pot for this one for two main reasons- 1) Personally, I feel the big, gnarly trunked azaleas look better in unglazed, earthtoned pots, much like a juniper wood, and 2) The only descent glazed pots large enough for this tree that I can find are tokoname and are a bit too expensive for me, at this point.  I may purchase a nice one down the road, we'll see.
 

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« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2011, 02:36 PM »
Jay, my understanding is that Osiga imports and re-sells good quality chinese pots.  I have never had a pot from them shipped to me, but I do own one purchased at a show, and it's a nice pot for a descent price.  I have heard others, both here at BSG and elsewhere say similar things concerning both the quality of the product as well as good customer service.  I'd reccommend them.
 

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Re: My "Eikan"
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2011, 05:09 PM »
Dave, thanks for the input. I'll be needing a large oval pot next season...I'll let you know how it goes
J
 

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Re: My "Eikan"
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2011, 09:21 PM »
I've got a few shohin pots from Osiga.  Pretty good quality, for inexpensive Chinese pots.

I've also got a big azalea in an unglazed pot.  I'm not growing for the showy flowers, so prefer it (for now) for my particular tree.  Changing pots can be a great opportunity to change the look of the tree, too.  Perhaps later I'll change my mind and go for a glazed container.  Fun stuff.
 

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Re: My "Eikan"
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2012, 07:08 PM »
Well, it's re-potting time and Yen at Osiga hooked me up with a nice pot for my azalea.
 

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Re: My "Eikan"
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2012, 08:05 AM »
looks good. i like the pot choice.
 

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Re: My "Eikan"
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2012, 01:46 PM »
Thanks Don...I'm never really comfortable purchasing a pot for a specific tree online but I think the size/style and color are all good matches here.
 

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Re: My "Eikan"
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2012, 09:09 PM »
I was hoping to have this tree in the Atlanta Bonsai Society club show in just less then 2 weeks, but because of the winter that never was, the tree is blooming a few weeks early.  I'll still probably brng it, but it won't have many blooms on it.
 

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Re: My "Eikan"
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2012, 10:40 AM »
Very nice Dave!
 

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Re: My "Eikan"
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2012, 02:34 PM »
Thanks John.
 

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« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2012, 07:24 PM »
Dave,

Very Nice. I am having the same problem. I was hoping to show a couple of Satsuki at our spring show the weekend of the 19th but this week everything peaked. Shucks! maybe next year the weather will be kinder.

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Re: My "Eikan"
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2012, 08:10 PM »
Thanks Jrob...as you say, maybe next year the timing will be better.
 

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« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2012, 09:17 PM »
Another Tree of the Month contestant?  Give JRob a run for his money?  ;)
 

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Re: My "Eikan"
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2013, 08:52 AM »
Well, this year the timing wasn't any better.  Due to the cool late winter and spring we had here in the SE, the flower buds were as tight as could be come show time last month.  It really wasn't in full bloom until early June.  It still made the show, and Boon, who conducted the judging, liked it enough to award it first place for the enthusiast class.