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october

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Shohin Mugo Pine Cascade
« on: June 16, 2011, 04:13 PM »
Hello All,
Found this little rough stock gem the other day. I styled it over a 2 day period. The tree is about 10 inches tall from the apex to the bottom of the cascade. The base is about 1 1/2 - 2 inches. Excellent shohin proportions. It will stay in the pot it came in for 2 years. Then maybe if and when it's ready, a crescent rock pot. Comments welcome.

Rob

 

Larry Gockley

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Re: Shohin Mugo Pine Cascade
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 04:53 PM »
Good job so far Rob. I like where you're going with this. A crescent rock pot, as in a real rock? You have my interest. Larry
 

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Re: Shohin Mugo Pine Cascade
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 05:30 PM »
Hello and thank you Larry...Here is a virt of the pot I mean..Half crescent moon rock pot.

 

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Re: Shohin Mugo Pine Cascade
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 07:53 PM »
Fabulous start for a great shohin Mugo.  Future Tree of the Month.
 

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Re: Shohin Mugo Pine Cascade
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011, 08:17 PM »
That was a very impressive transformation.  I'm sure in your hands a few years down the road it'll look even better.  Keep us posted.
 

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Re: Shohin Mugo Pine Cascade
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2011, 03:29 PM »
Thank you very much Mike and bwaynef. As soon as I saw it at the nursery.. I thought.... This thing has some major potential. ;D
 

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Re: Shohin Mugo Pine Cascade
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2011, 01:18 AM »
Rob, great job.  Thanks for sharing this nice little mugo.
Dave
 

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Re: Shohin Mugo Pine Cascade
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2011, 10:45 PM »
I really like this one. And I really like the pot idea.
 

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Re: Shohin Mugo Pine Cascade
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2011, 06:47 PM »
Thanks Hotaction and Buffrider... ;D
 

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Re: Shohin Mugo Pine Cascade
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2011, 10:19 AM »
In our club, we try to encourage new bonsaiists from working with cheap material. "Spend a bit more for better material to begin with," we advise.

Then someone like you comes along with an absolutely lovely piece of material from a regular nursery. 

<sarcasm>Thanks a lot!</sarcasm>.

;)
 

october

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Re: Shohin Mugo Pine Cascade
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 03:06 PM »
lol.. Hello Mike... No, No.. This tree came from New England Bonsai Gardens in Massachusetts. It was part of a recent batch of new trees that came from California..I am pretty sure it came from a bonsai nursery out there as well.. However, I have found some nice material at regular nurseries.. You just have to look for a few years and look through about 5000-10,000 trees to find one with good potential.. ;D
 

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Re: Shohin Mugo Pine Cascade
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2011, 04:10 PM »
Also it depends on the species ... I've found some pretty nice procumbens / san jose's at regular nurseries, with having to look through several hundred trees to find a good one or two.   But black pine ... I've never seen a single JBP or JWP at a regular nursery that's worth the time.     (Any counter examples posted would be wonderful to see  8)  )
 

october

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Re: Shohin Mugo Pine Cascade
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2011, 06:10 PM »
That is a good point yamins.. with the exception of one pine I found at a garden center about 5 years ago.. I cannot recall one other pine, that had great potential.. Well, not without major work and 15-20 years of waiting.. :D