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Time For Satsuki Fall Work
« on: November 04, 2011, 06:15 PM »
Good Afternoon All,

Took a vacation day to begin my Satsuki fall work. I'll be spending the weekend with David Kreutz and friends working on our Satsuki at Satsuki Bonsai-en. The weather was spectacular today - sun shining after a day of rain yesterday. By Sunday evening I hope to have touched each of Shim's and my Satsuki trees and have them ready for their winter nap.

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Re: Time For Satsuki Fall Work
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 07:43 PM »
Good Afternoon All,

Took a vacation day to begin my Satsuki fall work. I'll be spending the weekend with David Kreutz and friends working on our Satsuki at Satsuki Bonsai-en. The weather was spectacular today - sun shining after a day of rain yesterday. By Sunday evening I hope to have touched each of Shim's and my Satsuki trees and have them ready for their winter nap.

JRob
Hi J
What work are actually doing to prep them for winter?

Ken
 

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Re: Time For Satsuki Fall Work
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011, 10:21 PM »
Sure Ken. Go back to the post in this section of the forum that I posted Nov. 7th 2009. I outlined satsuki fall work in a similar session. We'll be doing the same process this weekend on our satsuki. Let me know if you have any questions. I'll post some pics when I get a chance of the progress.

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Re: Time For Satsuki Fall Work
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2011, 02:27 AM »
Having trouble sleeping so I thought I'd post a quick pic of some of today's work. I promise to get a better pic this afternoon but I thought I entice you for now with a pic of Drew's Osakazuki that I spent 4 hours in the morning working on. It was fun to meet up and see 2 friends from Nebraska, 2 friends from St. Joseph, MO and a couple of club members from St. Louis. We all had a great time with Dave and our trees.

This tree was bought from Dave last November. The first two pic are the tree in bloom this past spring and last one from today. The fine outer branches need to be wired. today was spent plucking off old leaves and thinning out the canopy. 

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Re: Time For Satsuki Fall Work
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011, 07:31 AM »
All,

I should note that this tree stands 24 inches from top of the pot to apex and the pot is a #13 - about 16" in diameter. Certainly not one of my shohin!

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Re: Time For Satsuki Fall Work
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2011, 08:43 AM »
Good Morning Again All,

Here is Drew's Tensho. The tree is 11-1/2 tall and is in a #7 pot at 9" diameter.

The first picture from this spring after Drew performed motobadome on it.
The second is with it fall foliage.
The third is after fall cleanup (Needs to be wired)
The four is detail of lower left branch after cleanup.

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Re: Time For Satsuki Fall Work
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2011, 09:45 AM »
Here is a better pic of the Osakazuki I promised after fall cleanup.

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Re: Time For Satsuki Fall Work
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2011, 09:46 PM »
Here are before and after pics of the final two satsuki I worked on with Dave this weekend. I went up to his place after church this afternoon. The first is a shohin Hakurin and the second Drew's shohin Kinsai. After these only 5 more to go. Then I'll wire, wire and wire in the evenings till all of them have the fine outer ends set. Hope to be done by the end of the Thanksgiving weekend and they will all be ready for their winter nap.

JRob