couldnt afford this but does it matter??

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couldnt afford this but does it matter??

Post  eaton2008 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:15 pm

i went to a bonsai nursery last week in the south of england and liked this shohin size juniper, but couldnt believe its price!!!



what i could afford was this juniper for £1200 less!!could this one day be as good or better??







there are probably many imperfections, but have i spent wisely or rashly ??

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Re: couldnt afford this but does it matter??

Post  Frankie C on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:15 pm

Eaton

What maters the most is do you like it? If so then you spent wisely. I think it has a great future. Good luck with it. Laughing

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Post  Velodog2 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:22 pm

How much was the first one? I guess my opinion is that the first one has obvious qualities and it's easy to see how it could be made into an excellent bonsai without too much trouble. The second is much more interesting to me as there seem to be infinite possibilities and I would like to take a year or so to look at it and imagine as many as possible before deciding on a course of action. So I would have gotten the second regardless of price, although neither are in my budget range! I'm envious - it is wonderful material!

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Re: couldnt afford this but does it matter??

Post  Nik Rozman on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:41 pm

I guess the first one was once allredy styled and so it was for sale as a finished bonsai. The secon is clearlly still raw material.

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Re: couldnt afford this but does it matter??

Post  rock on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:01 pm

I just want to weed the place...

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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:17 am

Hello Eaton. I'd like to see more detail! Looks like it could be quite dramatic with some careful tearing tecniques on the dead wood. Is it Itoigawa? If so i would recomend cutting it back to promote back budding.

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:27 pm

Rock wrote:I just want to weed the place...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that hates to see weeds in a bonsai.
That needs to be the very first maintenance step.

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Post  eaton2008 on Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:48 pm

hello will, thanks for the suggestion for improving the dead wood!!as for the cutting back, when is the best time of year to do this??hear are a few more picture from a different angle. and yes i think it is Itoigawa by the way.








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