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october

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Juni cutting to tree
« on: April 19, 2012, 04:22 PM »
Well.. Since there hasn't been a post in the shohin section is almost a month. I guess I'll post something ;D

This material was a gift from my bonsai teacher. He started it from a cutting about 3-5 years ago. It took quite a bit of wiring for such a small tree. However, I think it has become a nice image. I will let it grow wild for about another year or 2. Then cut it all back again. Also, continue to extend the shari. The tree is about 4 inches tall with a close to 2 inch base.

Rob

 

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Re: Juni cutting to tree
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 06:46 PM »
It seems that there is nice movement in the bottom section, but not at the top...?
 

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Re: Juni cutting to tree
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 09:08 PM »
What exactly /IS/ happening in the lower trunk of this one?  I can't make it out well in either picture.
 

october

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Re: Juni cutting to tree
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 03:10 PM »
Hello Scott.. There is movement throughout. Sorry if the pic is not clear. Pic 1 shows the movement of the trunk with the red line.

Hello bwaynef.. The base is a bit strange.. This is a wired whip so when it fused together, it formed a sort of the shape of an egg laying on its side. What you are seeing now is the start of a shari. The shari will be augmented in the future. It will take some emphasis off the bases shape. Pic 2 is a virt of how I am going to continue with the shari.



Rob
 

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Re: Juni cutting to tree
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 08:18 AM »
I really like this little tree. It has a very pleasing look. It reminds me of a lebanese cyprus.
 

october

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Re: Juni cutting to tree
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 06:39 PM »
Thank you very much oakandwalnut. :D
 

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Re: Juni cutting to tree
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 08:07 PM »
Wonderful start. Have you started the other four trees you'll need for a box stand shohin display?  ;)
 

october

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Re: Juni cutting to tree
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 04:29 PM »
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Wonderful start. Have you started the other four trees you'll need for a box stand shohin display? 

Thanks Mike.. I am working on it  :D

Rob
 

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Re: Juni cutting to tree
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 06:25 PM »
Ditto what Mikey said.
 

Dave W

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Re: Juni cutting to tree
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2012, 07:50 PM »
Hi Rob,
Great little tree. I love the movement in the trunk. Did you wire that whip yourself, or purchase it that way? If you did it how long did it take to get that size? I am curious because Boon recently gave me some cuttings, and I plan on puting them in the ground to speed up they're growth.

Thanks,
Dave
 

october

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Re: Juni cutting to tree
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2012, 05:46 PM »
Hi Dave and thanks. Sorry for the late reply but I just saw this now.. This was a gift from my bonsai teacher for helping him do some bonsai work at his house for a day. I think he may have wired it up about 3-5 years ago. The tree has been growing very well. I may do some more work to it. The base is a little off to me.. Too egg shaped. I may carve, or may pull down the main branch more or something.

I am wondering if I should have went with a different styling route.. Maybe something that utilzed more of the trunks. Maybe wired them all together and twisted them up and waited a few more years. Anyway, we will see in the next couple of years how it can progress.

Rob