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John Kirby

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2014, 06:45 PM »
Will be repotting in to show pot in the next few weeks. Will get pictures then, may be a little thin for Rochester, will see how it grows once I get it to Connecticut.
 

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #46 on: January 06, 2014, 11:14 PM »
If it doesn't like Connecticut I'll keep it in Wyoming for you... ;) (I wish...lol)
 

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2014, 03:57 AM »
What a fantastic tree, John, to have a tree so breath-taking in ones possession must be awesome, and is a feeling I MUST HAVE!!!I feel as if I agree about the dynamic between artist and owner. It seems like a very symbiotic relationship and one that is mutually beneficial, I can see no reason why anyone would argue against having a professional work on your trees!?. Even from a simple economic perspective why would I not want to pay someone to style my trees so perfectly!? Opportunity cost alone makes it worthwhile. I like clams/mussels, and steamers but I rather pay $4 a dozen than sift through the muck and brine looking for them. Now bonsai is not exactly sifting through the bay, but you get my point :P

And bonsai is an investment at the level your practicing it, so why would you not want to protect and nourish your investment? That's one great thing about bonsai as an art collectible, that bonsai should (on a long enough timeline) prove to be more valuable than paintings right? I mean the Mona Lisa is falling apart, but a bonsai just keeps replenishing itself! Theoretically forever if I'm not mistaken? I guess then the most important factor for longevity is design stability?
 

Adair M

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #48 on: February 08, 2014, 12:15 PM »
I took a pic with my iPhone. The tree is doing great, sorry about the poor pic, Boons aisles are narrow, I couldn't get the whole thing in the frame. If I can't get the photo loaded from my iPhone, I'll post it later when I get home.
 

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #49 on: February 08, 2014, 03:02 PM »
Love those new pot.  Even sideways!  Looking forward to more pics.
 

John Kirby

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2014, 03:32 PM »
I will be repotting with Boon this week(Thursday and Friday) will try and get it in a better spot for pictures.
 

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2014, 04:29 PM »
Wow! Truly beautiful =]
 

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #52 on: February 10, 2014, 09:32 AM »
awe inspiring!!

this is the level of workmanship I want to aspire to!!

you have a family heirloom in this tree mr Kirby  ;)
congrats!

Regards
Herman
 

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2014, 08:35 PM »
Round. 3 of the development of this tree. In its pot and now wired with a goal of showing in 2016 at the nationals. Three plus days of wiring.
 

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2014, 09:55 PM »
Wow, John, Big Brother really is enjoying the move to Connecticut. 

Are you going to show it in Rochester this year?
 

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2014, 10:16 PM »
Adair,
Boon and I discussed and believe that the tree should be better in 16. We will see.
 

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2014, 10:45 PM »
Silly me, I just went straight to the pictures, didn't even look at the text!
 

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2014, 10:45 PM »
Nice job John!
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #58 on: August 17, 2014, 07:16 AM »
Simply beautiful
 

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Re: Kokonoe White Pine
« Reply #59 on: August 17, 2014, 07:45 AM »
One of a kind, sure is a beautiful tree. Must be something in person!