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shimsuki

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Shohin Japanese Maple
« on: July 22, 2009, 06:57 PM »
This is a shohin maple I purchased from don at gregory beach bonsai. All I have done since the purchase in march is let it grow out and cut it back. I am not crazy about the pot that it is in. I am thinking of purchasing a red tokoname pot to put it in. I want it a little deeper. It is about 4 inches tall from the rim of the pot.

 

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Re: Shohin Japanese Maple
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 09:08 PM »
I recognize that tree from bnut. Nice to see a close up pic.
I don't think it would be interesting at all if it didn't have that nice taper.
 

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Re: Shohin Japanese Maple
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009, 09:13 PM »
shimsuki,

I too like the taper of this one.  I'm looking forward to see some leafless photos this fall or winter so we could see the branch structure.  Would you mind posting some then?

I don't mind the size of the pot for this one.  Shohin are often shown "under potted" but they don't have to be grown that way.  ;)

Do you happen to know if it's a named cultivar?
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Re: Shohin Japanese Maple
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009, 10:03 PM »
Do you happen to know if it's a named cultivar?

Unfortunately not. I will keep this and all my threads updated to the best of my abilities.
 

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Re: Shohin Japanese Maple
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 07:08 PM »
I want your thoughts,
You you ever put my maple in this pot, http://www.tokoname.or.jp/bonsai/a0820.htm ?????
I like the glaze but don't know about the drum style.
 

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Re: Shohin Japanese Maple
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 08:24 PM »
I like that pot for this tree.
Ken
 

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Re: Shohin Japanese Maple
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009, 10:29 PM »
Although the pot is nice, I don't see a big difference it the overall composition of the tree in this pot, and your second picture. It might be the horizontal length of trunk. Did you ever consider a taller pot, and the tree as a semi-cascade? Just a thought.  Larry
 

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Re: Shohin Japanese Maple
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2009, 10:32 PM »
Did you ever consider a taller pot,

Yes, that is more in the direction I am going, but when I stumbled across the drum tokoname pot, I had to share my mixed feelings.
 

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Re: Shohin Japanese Maple
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2009, 08:40 PM »
shimsuki,

is there a bonsai nursery near st. lous?
i am going to school at Illinois State (in bloomington IL) and if it is decent, i am willing to make the drive to check it out
 

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Re: Shohin Japanese Maple
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 10:33 AM »
I think the Tokoname pot linked here is terrific. I would definitely NOT go with a semicascade or a taller pot. Both would dominate the tree and be distracting.
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Shohin Japanese Maple
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2009, 09:26 AM »
Pots are like women.  Everyone has their own preferences.  Some people like them square, others like them round.  Some like them deep and others like them shallow.  Its all about personal preferences.  Unless you plan to exhibit your pot, then all that matters is what you like (unless you want other people to want to put their tree in your pot).
 

mcpesq817

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Re: Shohin Japanese Maple
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2009, 11:12 AM »
Pots are like women.  Everyone has their own preferences.  Some people like them square, others like them round.  Some like them deep and others like them shallow.  Its all about personal preferences.  Unless you plan to exhibit your pot, then all that matters is what you like (unless you want other people to want to put their tree in your pot).

Good one!  I'll have to use that on my wife  ;D
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Shohin Japanese Maple
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2009, 01:05 PM »
I'm looking forward to see some leafless photos this fall or winter so we could see the branch structure.  Would you mind posting some then?
have a look
 

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Just for you Don
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2010, 04:27 PM »
It was repotted on Saturday by my father, I was working on some other trees. It is in an Iker pot, like what you sent it in, but a bluer color. The pot is a bit bigger too, which I like. This is my only maple, I dont much care for maples when they are leafed, but I like them best when they are like they are now, with buds starting to swell.
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Shohin Japanese Maple
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2010, 05:37 PM »
Looks good.  Pot looks good too.  Thanks for pics.