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Repotted Satsuki
« on: April 02, 2010, 07:43 PM »
Good Evening All,

Shimsuki and I had a terrific day. Weather in St. Louis has been great but the end of the week has been a little to warm. Hit 80+ a few days but today was delightful, upper 70s. We spent the morning repotting and or combing the roots on our satsuki bonsai. I worked on four trees, three of which were repotted - my large upright satsuki Karen and my bunjin Kahuo (extremely small leaf) and my Gyoto whip. I raked the top roots of my shohin bonsai Hakurin and wired all the ends and placed fresh kanuma on the top 1 inch of the pot. Wiring took almost 3 hours but the tree is looking great. It was a workshop tree imported from Japan and initially styled during Shohin St. Louis 2009 in a class done with Dave Kreutz. I'll post some pictures tomorrow of the trees and I'll let Shimsuki update you on his work today. It's a great time of the year. My cherry trees and daffodils are all in full bloom and working on the patio by the pool was wonderful.

Shimsuki stopped by David's nursery last night to pick up supplies and brought home 2 satsuki so we can begin our project of developing two ne-agari satsuki bonsai. He brought home Koryo #2 and Ai-no-hikari both have small leaves and will be well suited for Shohin bonsai. We are going to follow the instructions in the November 2008 newsletter and the Newsletter 1 of 2009 from the Satsuki Society of Australasia that a member pointed us to with some minor modifications. We will document and post pics as we go.




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Re: Repotted Satsuki
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 08:44 AM »
Great!  Looking forward to all the pictures and updates.  Keep 'em coming!