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Owen Reich

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Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« on: October 04, 2015, 10:29 PM »
White pines are really a favorite to style for me.  This one has gone a while without a repot to slow it down.  It's so vigorous the roots are pushing it out of the pot. 

This was a structural reboot for sure.  Cut off a few large branches and thinned much of the middle of the tree.  Apologies for the lack of a backdrop.  When I'm on the clock, I'm on the clock.

One step closer to a potential National Exhibition entry.  Will get a good photo of it in a few weeks.

 

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 01:54 AM »
Wow Owen.  That tree is a beast.  The thickness of the trunk is beautiful.

Really nice and I like.
 

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 05:29 PM »
Very nice tree, Owen.
 

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 07:02 AM »
Will be watching for more photos, would like to see all the angles and closeups!  Very nice Owen.
 

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2015, 07:46 AM »
Thanks.  Will post more photos at the end of the month.  Looking now for the next container for this one as the stance of the tree feels very "grounded" from container edge up, and claustrophobic in the root zone.
 

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2015, 08:26 AM »
Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
 

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2015, 08:31 AM »
" When I'm on the clock, I'm on the clock."

Time is money Boet ;D

Wow what a tree! really powerful, is it on its own roots or is it grafted to black pine stock?

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2015, 02:09 PM »
Why'd you choose to style that lowest left branch so that it obscures the bend in the trunk? 
 

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2015, 11:04 PM »
Good question Wayne.  If you look at the before photo, the tree feels very top-heavy.  This was a structural reboot, so branches were dropped low and shoots were spread out to allow more light to specific areas.  You can still see the first bend in person, but as my teacher's style and personal preferences tend to be more subtle, the big bend is partially obscured.  Shohin and kifu sized trees need low branches to anchor them to display tables that are often taller (box displays for example).  High branches make the trees look puffy and out of scale.

 

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2015, 05:17 AM »
?.... any reason only dorian is replying to my posts on study group? have i unknowingly offended someone?

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2015, 09:08 AM »
Hey Herman.

I am worried about this forum.  As much as I love to be on it, I feel that the posts are becoming less and less from everyone.
 

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2015, 09:50 AM »
maybe I'm still too small fryish for these guys....or maybe because we are South African. it's like only the members of the click gets responded to. if you have a question and your not part of the click you get ignored...

come-on people where's the days when mr Kirby helped me, Owen gave advice, almost all of the knowledgeable guys responded to my questions....nowadays it's like I'm chatting to the walls...

whats going on, am I not welcome here anymore? or should i stick to the small fry pool. do i ask "stupid questions"? wtf is going on

I'm not going to another forum, so if this is it this is it :)

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« Last Edit: October 16, 2015, 09:57 AM by Herman »
 

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2015, 12:51 PM »
I do not see it that way as being part of the click or being South African.  Come on, we are loved by everyone....  ;D ;D ;D

I understand why certain people keep their responses limited as it could affect their ultimate business which is bonsai, but over the last few weeks, it is like the forum has died.

I wonder if there is another reason behind this?

Anyway I will continue to monitor the forum and add every now and then.
 

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2015, 07:01 PM »
Apologies for the lack of response.  That white pine is to my knowledge not grafted.  I didn't know off hand, and didn't respond.

This forum survives based on posts.  If nobody posts, nobody responds.  People from South Africa matter  :)

 

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Re: Kifu Size Kokonoe Restyle
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2015, 02:52 AM »
Thanks Owen.

Glad the Saffas matter.  I think its time you put us on your schedule and come visit.