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John Romano

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Poison Ivy Shohin bonsai
« on: June 04, 2011, 05:33 AM »
Many of you have heard or seen Nick Lenz's poison ivy bonsai (one of his named 'Osama' died this year).  However, there was only one time that I saw one in Japan at Yorozu en shohin bonsai nursery.  I did not take a picture then when I saw it but found it recently on their website for sale.  It was airlayered from a vine section that had a nice twisting form.
What do you think?  Gloves anyone?
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John
 
 

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Re: Poison Ivy Shohin bonsai
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 05:57 AM »
Very nice John. Most of the time I see a tree online I wish I could see it up close and examine it. This time, the picture is all I need.

It does look very nice, and here I thought Nick was the only one who would attempt this.

Jay
 

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Re: Poison Ivy Shohin bonsai
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 06:41 AM »
Nice pot! He, he, he
 

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Re: Poison Ivy Shohin bonsai
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 11:01 AM »
Very nice tree John.  I'll bet it looks lovely when it has ripe berries and good fall coloration with that blue pot.  I have that stuff growing all over my farm and have yet to find a good trunk to collect.  I guess I'll just have to do some more wondering around again.  I have no fear of the stuff as I'm immune to it and can prune it with my bare hands. 

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Re: Poison Ivy Shohin bonsai
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 11:11 AM »
Very interesting John!

I'm still looking for that Dandelion with a huge trunk!  ;D

D.
 

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Re: Poison Ivy Shohin bonsai
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 11:53 AM »
WOW, the perfect gift for the mother-in-law. 
 

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Re: Poison Ivy Shohin bonsai
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011, 04:05 PM »
They did a fine job. Thanks for posting this, John.

And yes, to me it is paradoxical that such a nice bonsai can be shaped by such a noxious plant! (Randy, I'm not like you: I'm just hoping I won't break out from looking at the picture! OK, that's hyperbole.  ;))

I remember a story of Jerry Stowell's: shortly after he started studying bonsai, he collected a plant he thought was interesting and took it tot the next class. His teacher -- Yoshimura? -- took one look and yelled, "Get that out of here! That's poison ivy!"
 

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Re: Poison Ivy Shohin bonsai
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2011, 10:24 AM »
Dale,
I think I found it!!!
I saw this at work this morning along the foundation of the building.
windswept dandelion????
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john
 

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Re: Poison Ivy Shohin bonsai
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2011, 10:48 PM »
WOW, the perfect gift for the mother-in-law. 
:D
 

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Re: Poison Ivy Shohin bonsai
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2011, 11:43 AM »
And they said Nick was an original...
 

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Re: Poison Ivy Shohin bonsai
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2012, 07:07 PM »
Poison Ivy
I believe one in five people go through life totally immune to the irritating oils from poison ivy. Another third have a seasonal or episodic sensitivity. That's the category I am in. Sometimes it doesn't bother me, sometimes it does. If one has any number of visitors to see their bonsai, I can't see how you would take the risk having poison ivy on their bench, given the litigious nature of our society.

But then again, I have a few orchids in my collection that have carrion fragrances, pretty to look at, but keep the nose away. So I do get it, fun idea. They are very pretty in autumn. But I wouldn't tell my home owner's insurance agency I had this in the yard.
 

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Re: Poison Ivy Shohin bonsai
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2012, 10:33 PM »
There's nothing wrong with that bonsai that RoundUp wouldn't fix!  Somehow, I got a bad poison ivy infection this past summer after bushhogging one of my pastures.  There is some poison ivy growing up a couple trees, and I bushhogged around them.  I guess somehow some of the oil got onto my jeans, and went thru them.  I got a nasty case of poison ivy on my thigh and calves.  I never even touched any directly.
 

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Re: Poison Ivy Shohin bonsai
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2012, 10:00 AM »
Cool little guy!  I'm in the highly sensitive categorie, so I'll just admire from afar lol

Adair, I had to look up bushhogging...never heard that before...city boy ;)