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shimsuki

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Shohin Goyomatsu
« on: July 22, 2009, 10:08 PM »
This goyomatsu was purchased from cass bonsai gardens in march. The only thing I have done is removed a branch and wire a branch. I will be styling it this fall/winter. Suggestions are welcome, although there is not that much to style. I is about a 10 year old tree. 8 inches in height. Grafted to kuromatsu. It is nice movement in my opinion.
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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 06:56 AM »
Shimsuki,
I like this little Pine, it should make a great Bonsai with time in a pot.
Ken
 

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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 09:18 AM »
Are you planning on doing some needle plucking this fall?
 

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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 12:43 PM »
I am told that goyomatsus bleed a lot, so no. But I heard of a technique where you cut the needles and they will eventually fall off, has anybody done this???
 

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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 04:46 PM »
Cut them to reduce the last years needles, the older needles should turn yellow and fall of this fall. John
 

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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009, 05:08 PM »
The possible new front.
 

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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2009, 07:50 PM »
This is a white pine?

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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009, 09:08 PM »
Yeah, P parvifolia (sic, parviflora), not the strobus we know and love in the eastern parts of North America. This was grafted on to JBP wired, and shipped. We used to import lots of them from Korea before the 2002 law change.

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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009, 10:46 PM »
10-4
 

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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2009, 04:41 PM »
I am going to put this into a grow pot this spring to thicken the trunk. The very top branch that sticks out will become my sacrifice branch.
 

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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2009, 05:06 PM »
Why? It can be a very nice  little shohin as it is. If you put it in the ground, the JBP base will thicken rapidly and give you a nasty base to top boundary. It can be wired, styled and maintained as a nice shohinnwith just a little work.

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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2009, 05:20 PM »
Why? It can be a very nice  little shohin as it is. If you put it in the ground, the JBP base will thicken rapidly and give you a nasty base to top boundary. It can be wired, styled and maintained as a nice shohinnwith just a little work.

John

John,
Thanks for the reply. I might just do that. It will defiantly be wired this winter. I am just concerned it might be a little to thin.
Shimsuki
 

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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2009, 09:54 PM »
Make it as short as you can, that will make it look thicker. John
 

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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2009, 08:32 PM »
I am no pine expert, but I definitely think a thin trunk is better than an unsightly graft.
 

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Re: Shohin Goyomatsu
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2010, 06:43 PM »
Update:
Repotted today into sara rayner pot.