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General Category => Shohin Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Jason E on February 07, 2014, 09:16 PM

Title: Shohin JBP
Post by: Jason E on February 07, 2014, 09:16 PM
Hi All,

Here is a shohin JBP I did a little work on recently, repotted and minor pruning to simplify branch structure , still in a oversized training pot.
This tree came from John Kirby, started about 17 years ago as a seedling cutting.
tree is 7" tall.
 

Jason

Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: JRob on February 08, 2014, 08:30 AM
Jason, Looking good. From what I can see trunk movement looks really nice from what i think i can see. JRob
Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: Jason E on February 08, 2014, 09:51 PM
Thanks JRob, I'll try to get and post a better picture.
I'm challenged at photographing Bonsai.
Here is a older pic. One of the ones that sold me on this little guy.
Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: tmmason10 on February 08, 2014, 10:36 PM
What a great piece of material. I would love to have a tree like this in my collection.
Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: Jason E on February 09, 2014, 08:34 PM
Thanks t, I really like it.
looking forward to it's continued development.
picked up a pot recently that might be fun for the future.
Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: John Kirby on February 09, 2014, 08:44 PM
Good pot for tree, Bigei?
Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: Jason E on February 09, 2014, 09:05 PM
Hi John, Yes it's a Bigei.
 
Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: Gaffer on February 09, 2014, 09:58 PM
Isn't it neat to finally have a tree that is really looking greasy
Qualicum Brian
Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: Owen Reich on February 10, 2014, 10:39 AM
This may be a bit obsessive and I don't know if this is considered "unacceptable", but the pine tree on the pot is moving right and tree would move left.  Perhaps the image is flipped on the other side.  Nice container.
Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: Jason E on October 26, 2014, 10:26 PM
Worked on this tree w/ Boon over the weekend. Needles long, the tree was not decandled this year to get strong.
Will start decandling next year and should be really coming along in a few years.
I thought I was getting pretty good at wiring, this one put me in my place w/ Boons critiques. Shohin pine w/ lot of branches not a easy tree to wire and not break needles. Good one to build wiring skills w/ though.

Cheers,

JE  
Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: Adair M on October 26, 2014, 11:04 PM
What?  Boon criticised someone's wiring?  That NEVER happens!!   LOL!!!

Did he make you take it off and do it again?

Sweet tree!
Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: SHIMA1 on October 27, 2014, 01:19 AM
Trying to get thumb and forefinger in, over and around shohin twigs is ergonomically frustrating for me. All hunched over peering into one square inch at a time. It's almost as challenging as making orthodontic appliances, which I would do on occasion in a dental lab. It has to be so perfect.
I'd come close to throwing it across the room.
I'd like to be rid of my shohin azaleas but there's no market here. sigh
Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: SHIMA1 on October 27, 2014, 01:21 AM
Forgot to say, very well done tree.
Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: Jason E on October 29, 2014, 08:07 PM
Ha Ha, Yes Adair did have to redo a few.  Glad to hear I'm not alone though.
Thanks Shima!

Title: Re: Shohin JBP
Post by: SHIMA1 on October 30, 2014, 09:04 PM
Trying to get thumb and forefinger in, over and around shohin twigs is ergonomically frustrating for me. All hunched over peering into one square inch at a time. It's almost as challenging as making orthodontic appliances, which I would do on occasion in a dental lab. It has to be so perfect.
I'd come close to throwing it across the room.
I'd like to be rid of my shohin azaleas but there's no market here. sigh


I just wanted "perfect" to be in italics, not the 2 bottom lines. I wasn't THAT exercised.
I won't try to use the italic thing again. It seemed pretty clear how to do it but it didn't  work. :-[