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JRob

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Little Shimp
« on: October 24, 2011, 06:31 AM »
Good Morning All,

Had a great weekend working with Michael in STL. It was our fall study group. Bonsai & baseball in November. What Fun! Here is a shohin shimpaku that i picked up 3 years ago for $75.00 in terrible condition. Spent the time restoring its health and directing new foliage to recreate the canopy. This is its first styling and I hope to have it ready to show at the STL Shohiin Convention in two years. Here are the before and after photos from Sat. morning.

JRob
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 08:47 AM »
I love the movement in this tree.  The deadwood seems well executed and is starting to have the appearance of age.
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 10:01 AM »
I agree.  Good foliage too.
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 04:52 PM »
Great little true, like the shape and deadwood.  Very nice job on the recovery.
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 05:06 PM »
Good job!
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 06:14 PM »
nice
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2011, 05:00 AM »
Nice little tree, good work.
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2012, 08:36 PM »
Good Evening All,

Here is a picture from today. What a difference a year makes. All my trees are pushing since the early heat of the summer in June, July broke. I'll work on this tree again in October with my teacher.

JRob
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 08:39 PM by JRob »
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2012, 07:22 AM »
That really filled in nicely...looks like it enjoyed your warm summer, I'd say.
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 04:53 AM »
Lovely. I wish we had good Shimps here...
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2012, 09:00 AM »
Looking really nice, thanks for the update.
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 10:02 AM »
That is looking very nice Rob.
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2012, 08:48 PM »
Good Evening All,

Here is an update taken this evening after I spent a few minutes giving it a trim from the flush after the temps cooled from the long hot spring and summer.

JRob
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2012, 09:59 PM »
Looking great :) I'm going to have to find some nice ones like this down the road.
 

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Re: Little Shimp
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2012, 10:17 PM »
Lovely little tree especilly for only $75 and a year or 2 work!