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Post  Hans Vleugels on Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:52 pm

This is a Kishu Juniper I bought last year, it was Japanese import form 1992. It looked like this in 1992:








In 2008 I bought it from someone who was leaving the country, and couldn't keep the tree. I cleaned the tree at the end of 2008. And at that time I had the opportunity to do a workshop with Mario Komsta. I did not hesitate and brought this tree to the workshop.

Before:



And with some help of Mario it has become one of my favourite trees in my collection. After a first restyling together with Mario:





Last weekend we worked on this tree again, now it looks like this...





I like the way this tree is styled, I will not change much on it, except the pot. As you can see on these pictures above, I have this Erwin Grezsinsky pot which is a possibilty. But I am still looking around for more options. So if you have some suggestions or virtuals with a new pot on it...

Here are some other pictures with the tree as it is today...



Different camera-angle...



And some options I have chosen myself..













Untill now I have a preference for the pots on the 4th and last picture.
I would appreciate any help for choosing the right pot for this tree....

Kind regards from Belgium,
Hans


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Post  Tom on Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:03 pm

Beautiful tree. I like Pot 5 best.

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Post  Salva on Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:02 pm

Great evo and work, nice tree, i like it pot 3 or 4.
Mario is a magician

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:06 pm

Looks very nice. I like the second or 4th virtual pots.

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Post  cram on Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:31 pm

wonderfull tree!
and very nice work ...very sensible
and very heathy too!
maybe(it s sure in fact) i am not at the level...
but i d surely removed the first right branch from the start
with time i can see you just make it better...very nicely made
did you think to cut it or make a jin with it?
it s a simple question....your tree is nicest than my nicest one its sure ...so Very Happy

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Post  Hans Vleugels on Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:43 pm

Salva wrote:Mario is a magician

Hello Salva,

I did not see him do any magic tricks, but he sure knows how to work on trees, and he is a master in bonsai techniques...
He is without doubt one of my favourite bonsai teachers...

cram wrote:did you think to cut it or make a jin with it?

I did... about both branches. But I am sure it would loose its balance if I removed one of them.
But I like this tree how it looks now, so cutting off branches is out of the question anyway...

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Hans

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Post  alex e on Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:31 pm

Lovely work on an elegant tree Wink the last pot does it for me!

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Post  Penjing on Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:55 pm

Wonderful tree !

Second pot for me

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Post  Rick Moquin on Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:31 pm

Because of the femininity of the tree, I see it in pot #4. The rivet pot suits a more masculine tree. If you can't find a pot, I have one Wink

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Post  dorothy7774 on Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:42 pm

Excellent work! I like container choice #4 the best too.

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Post  Velodog2 on Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:51 pm

I LOVE the first branch! Removing it would remove the trees character!

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Post  Salva on Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:32 pm

I have seen him to do magic.....


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Post  JLudlam on Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:26 pm

Not that I know anything (well not as much as 99% of the people on here) but I think that pot number one goes best, The tree stunning as is has a rustic look to it. Just cant seem to picture it with a pot that well simply looks new.

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Post  cram on Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:27 pm

Velodog2 wrote:I LOVE the first branch! Removing it would remove the trees character!

in fact i really like the "cloud" position
its just the shape of the branche who bother me a little
i may do a mistake...i still have to learn a lot

even so.. i find the tree still get some character without this branch....

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Post  Velodog2 on Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:00 pm

cram wrote:
Velodog2 wrote:I LOVE the first branch! Removing it would remove the trees character!

in fact i really like the "cloud" position
its just the shape of the branche who bother me a little
i may do a mistake...i still have to learn a lot

even so.. i find the tree still get some character without this branch....

Well I'm not sure it's a matter of how much anyone knows, it all comes down to individual opinion in the end. But for me the shape of the first branch reflects back on the angular shape of the trunk, providing counterpoint to its rhythm. It tickles my brain in a good way to see it :-)

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Post  cram on Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:14 pm

uuuh ... you re maybe wrong on one thing....see this connection beetween the trunk and this branch needs a little experience
but now you said it ...i can see ...
thank you Very Happy

first pot also...sorry for wanting to cut Very Happy

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Post  mattlinsin on Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:08 am

I'm partial to the first pot. Wonderful development. Look forward to seeing an update.

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Post  Russell Coker on Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:18 am

My favorite is the first, but the third and fourth are pretty too.

Beautiful tree!

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Post  Jose O. Rivera on Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:34 am

Wao wonderful tree. I like the pot number 1 and 6 Very Happy

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Post  Hans Vleugels on Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:17 pm

Thanks for your opinions. It's always hard to make a decision in what kind of pot to use with a tree...

Think I will go for this Peter Krebs pot on the 4th virtual. I contacted Peter for the size, and I think the size of this pot will fit the tree perfectly. At least, I hope it will fit the tree perfectly. Otherwise I got one nice Peter Krebs pot for sale... Laughing

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:34 pm

What a beautiful tree, but . . . I too would rather see that lowest, right hand branch gone. Not even a jin. There's a bit too much foliage for a literati.

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Post  Ian Warhurst on Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:00 pm

Please, whatever you do, don`t remove the right hand branch it gives the tree so much movement and tension.
Beautiful tree.

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Post  Hans Vleugels on Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:31 pm

Thanks for your suggestion Jim, but removing that branch is out of the question for me..



Regards,
Hans


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Post  Hans Vleugels on Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:29 pm

Well, I have made my choice and went for pot nr. 4, a pot by Peter Krebs...





I think it is a good combination, much more classic than the previous pot. I like it a lot, and if all goes well, this tree will be exhibited at our Eda Uchi Kai club show in february 2010.

Kind regards,
Hans

PS: Thanks to Mr Krebs for helping me choosing the right pot...


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Post  Gæst on Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:39 pm

Beatifull Hans. Good harmony and a peacefull expression. I like it.

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