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Species Specific => Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: MatsuBonsai on May 31, 2010, 11:10 AM

Title: Satsuki Azalea 'Gyoten'
Post by: MatsuBonsai on May 31, 2010, 11:10 AM
Here's my big Gyoten nearly in full bloom.  I took this photo before leaving for Brussel's Bonsai Rendezvous 2010 hoping that it would be in full bloom when I returned.  Returned home to find all the rain and heat and sun took it's toll on the blooms.  Now to remove the flowers, trim, thin, and wire.
Title: Re: Satsuki Azalea 'Gyoten'
Post by: bwaynef on June 01, 2010, 11:05 AM
My wife doesn't understand why I bother to keep azaleas if I'm going to pull the flowers off.

This one looks very healthy.  I'm interested to see what it looks like in the coming weeks.
Title: Re: Satsuki Azalea 'Gyoten'
Post by: boon on June 02, 2010, 12:09 AM
John,
beautiful.
Title: Re: Satsuki Azalea 'Gyoten'
Post by: MatsuBonsai on June 02, 2010, 09:22 AM
Thanks Wayne and Boon.  I'll post some more pictures as work continues.
Title: Re: Satsuki Azalea 'Gyoten'
Post by: JRob on June 02, 2010, 01:56 PM
John,

Perhaps we have reached satsuki enlightenment when we can see the flowers even when they are not there! I have been working hard to train my eye to look at a tree and see what it will be years down the road.

JRob
Title: Re: Satsuki Azalea 'Gyoten'
Post by: John Kirby on June 02, 2010, 02:21 PM
Jrob, sound like Yoda do you.

John
Title: Re: Satsuki Azalea 'Gyoten'
Post by: JRob on June 02, 2010, 09:57 PM
John,

Interesting thought but as a Shohin devotee if I was going to quote Yoda I would have said "Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should have not."

JRob
Title: Re: Satsuki Azalea 'Gyoten'
Post by: John Kirby on June 02, 2010, 10:30 PM
Um, well now geekdom is seeping through.   Hmmmmm
Title: Re: Satsuki Azalea 'Gyoten'
Post by: JRob on June 02, 2010, 10:38 PM
Back to the thread at hand.

John C.

 As I said I really like this tree. Since I am new to bonsai i was wondering on this satsuki will you attempt to get a more balanced display of the flower colors by selective branch saving to distribute the darker pink more evenly to the left side of the tree or does it not matter?

I have been tagging my branches on my satsuki Karen in attempt to balance flower color and pattern more evenly.

JRob
Title: Re: Satsuki Azalea 'Gyoten'
Post by: MatsuBonsai on June 03, 2010, 08:57 AM
It's still in development.  There were some large trouble branches near the top-back that were removed and I'm growing out that area to allow it to fill in.  It had been several years since I allowed it to flower and the wife was missing the blooms.  So, flower this year and likely not again for a few years to allow the branches to develop.  At that time I'll start tagging and selecting for color.