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Species Specific => White Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: JRob on March 29, 2014, 09:01 PM

Title: Shohin goyomatsu
Post by: JRob on March 29, 2014, 09:01 PM
Evening All,

I am almost done with my repotting for the year. For you viewing is a shohin goyomatsu that was done it a workshop with Mr. Koji Hiramatsu in 2011. I am please with the trees progress. JRob
Title: Re: Shohin goyomatsu
Post by: Judy on March 30, 2014, 08:08 AM
You seem to have a good feel with the little ones Jrob, very neat little tree. They are trickier than they appear to be, harder than bigger trees if you ask me.
Title: Re: Shohin goyomatsu
Post by: Dan W. on March 30, 2014, 08:14 AM
Great trunk! Very nice. :)
Title: Re: Shohin goyomatsu
Post by: JRob on March 30, 2014, 09:07 PM
Dan and Judy, Thanks. I was VP of the STL club when I took the workshop and I waited till the day of the convention to register and fill open slots. Hard to believe seeing the tree and was last pick. Everyone else in the class had passed her up.

Judy most of my trees are shohin. When I got involved with bonsai in 2008, I heard many of the older members talking about the trouble they were having with their larger trees. Since I was in my mid 50's I've planned my trees to be manageable and follow me into retirement with ease. I do have a few larger ones but they are being maintained to give to my son at the appropriate time when he is out of college/graduate school and on his own. I agree shohin are in some ways are more difficult than their larger cousins. In the heat of the St. Louis summers mine are watered sometime 3 times a day. Also one wrong cut has greater consequences and it is harder to correct design defects because there is less to work with. I try to keep my trees 7" or less.