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« on: September 07, 2012, 10:14 AM »

snapped a few pics of some of my mame and shohin trees.  They are all under construction, not really ready to show, but I thought I would post them none the less.

http://www.flickr.com//photos/cbobgo/sets/72157631445343828/show/

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John Kirby
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 05:45 PM »

Tiny!
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Jerry Norbury
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 05:46 PM »

Very nice. How do you keep them watered?
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 06:43 PM »

most of them I have double-potted - the small pot is setting inside a larger pot filled with soil.  So the extra moisture in the larger pot keeps them going.  Usually they grow roots down into the second pot, which I then snip off if I'm going to display or photograph them.

- bob
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 08:21 PM »

What a nifty little trick!  Very cool trees.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 10:23 AM »

Those are very cool Bob!
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012, 04:04 PM »

Where did you find such tiny pots Bob? Very nice!
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 04:10 PM »

the tiny pink one I got from a vendor at the Chicago show 8-10 years ago, I don't remember which one.  The small brown cascade shaped pot was part of a boxed set of 20 tiny pots imported from Japan that I picked up 2 years ago at the GSBF convention.  The round sandy colored pot was made by my lovely wife, and the larger white one that the cotoneaster is in is a cheap imported pot from a local garden pottery store.

I'm always picking up the tiny little pots, even though they are really too small.  They are just soooo cute.

- bob
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2012, 06:47 PM »

Thanks Bob, I love the tiny ones too but have not been very successful keeping things in tiny pots alive. Good tip keeping a tiny pot inside another pot, I'm gonna try that.

Have you ever visited artofbonsai.org? Go to www.artofbonsai.org/vinh/php and check out Lam Ngoc Vinh's work. Some very interesting trees there!
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 03:04 PM »

Just now read this thread and picked up a great idea that I will be doing this week-end--small pot in a larger pot! 
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 01:48 PM »

thanks for the comments.  Those of you who try the double pot technique, make sure you post some pics so we can see how you do.

Treeman, I don't tend to frequent art of bonsai, but took a peak at your link, those are some very nice little trees he has, and quite fun with the figurines.

- bob
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