Shohin On Parade

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:48 pm

Been kinda quiet on the shohin front, so time to shake it up a bit.

Here is my shohin Florida elm styled to look like a ray gun. Finally lost its leaves for the winter. Will be in leaf again in about 4 weeks. Grown from a cutting that folded over on itself.


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Post  xuan le on Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:44 pm

I have this Winter jasmine, I am not happy with size of the pot (too tall and somewhat large) any suggestions?
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Post  Gabriel on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:00 pm

My Satsuki Kinsai.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:06 pm

Hi Xuan,
Great Jasmine! I think your tree might look nice in a glazed hand-painted cascade pot for displaying.
Where did you find this tree?
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Post  xuan le on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:24 pm

Thanks Todd, I bought it from Yen Wang do you know him?

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Post  xuan le on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:26 pm

Gabriel wrote:My Satsuki Kinsai.

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Nice shohin Gabriel, are you sure it is a Kinsai?

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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:56 pm

No I don't know him, but I would like to meet him. Is he a local grower/importer? I hope you have a great holiday!
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Post  xuan le on Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:18 pm

He is a vendor of bonsai containers, but he has a very nice collection most of them are shohin
Great Hollidays to you too.

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:42 pm

These painted pots are hard to come by in the USA but they are there if you search, not cheap either, but look good, especially with a tree like this. Here are three choices.



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Post  xuan le on Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:33 pm

Thanks Rob, I hope I can find one

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:04 am

Xuan,

They are readily available in Japan if you have any contacts there.
I just picked up this painted rectangle and repotted a shohin Clerodendrum (Haggard Bush) in it. (This small tree was shown in earlier posts in different pots.)



Close up of the pot.


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Post  xuan le on Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:13 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote:Xuan,

They are readily available in Japan if you have any contacts there.
I just picked up this painted rectangle and repotted a shohin Clerodendrum (Haggard Bush) in it. (This small tree was shown in earlier posts in different pots.)



Close up of the pot.


Thaks Rob.
BTW I like what you did with your "indoor" Azalea

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:40 pm

Some people call Bougainvillea the tropical azalea. I personally don't care that much for them as bonsai however, when they make colored bracts a few are worth having around.

A Pink Pixie I grew this as a cutting in the ground for a few years then chopped it to make it small.
Pot by Horse Creek Pottery, Melbourne FL.


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Post  jrodriguez on Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:19 pm

Rob,

This thread is like the ghost of Christmas past!!! I think it has to be one of, if not, the most reccurent thread in IBC.

In China, Bougainvillea is sometimes refered to as paper flower or Nine Layer Cloth/paper (九重葛). Also, it is sometimes refered to as 棘杜鹃 or Thorny Azalea. Sometimes written 棘映山红.

Always enjoy your trees, particularly you shohin.

Thanks for posting,

Jose Luis

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:00 pm

The weather was so gorgeous today I got the camera out and took a couple of candid pre-Christmas portraits of some of the little members of the family.


A Dwarf Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria schillings nana) exosed root style collected from my landscape. Chinese Xiying pot


Another shot of the Ray Gun Florida Elm in the natural light. Japanese pot.


The Hedgerow made from Florida Elm and in a narrow Japanese pot. ( I always think of Charles Bevan when I see this one, for as a young lad, he was with me when I collected it. Haven't heard from him in a few years. Must be out of college by now.)


Another Dwarf Yaupon Holly in a Jim Barrett, USA pot.


Asian Jasmine (Trachelospermum asistica) in a Sansai, Tom Benda pot, Czech Republic. I just noticed this is planted over a piece of lightweight lava rock. Might have to get rid of that in the next repot or use a better stone.


A bunjin Japanese Black Pine Pine inspired by an image in John Naka's book 2 - grown from seed. Ignore the little bottom left hand branch - that is just for making a small future jin. In a year or two I will start focusing on small needles now that the branches are pretty much where I want them. Pot by Mrs. Ron Lang, USA.


Yet another Dwarf Yaupon Holly in a Bellota, Paul Katich USA pot. This could be viewed as a twin trunk.


Merry Christmas.

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Post  Hombre on Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:10 pm

A tree in the festive spirit of days.
Merry Christmas to all of you.



Best regards Lazaros.

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Post  Russell Coker on Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:37 pm

xuan le wrote:
Gabriel wrote:My Satsuki Kinsai.

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Nice shohin Gabriel, are you sure it is a Kinsai?



You are right Xuan, it's not kinsai. This is sangosai.

Your little jasmine is wonderful. There are plenty of those great little pots on ebay from Japanese sellers.

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Post  xuan le on Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:48 pm

Thanks Russell,
I just repot it in a temporary pot and it looks not to bad
Here it is together with other as a shohin display. I am thiking about submitting this display to the 3rd National Exhibition.
Whot do you guys think?
BTW thanhks you Russell for the name of the Azalea (I have some of these)

Xuan


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Post  Rob Kempinski on Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:40 pm

Any of those a Christmas present? santa

I have noticed when making a group shohin display that not only does the trees movement have to work together but it would look better if the volume of the tree and especially the volume of the pots are more or less consistent. For example the pine and the Winter Jasmine have similar volume pots but the buttonwood is a bit too big for the others. The stone seems a bit big too. Something to think about and perfect excuse to get more shohin trees.



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Fall Color?? In December

Post  Rob Kempinski on Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:56 pm

rendeer

This is what fall color looks like on my Cedar Elm "Creepy Hollow" in December.
Pot by Horst H.



I should defoliate it to put the leaves out of their misery. Razz

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Post  Gabriel on Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:17 pm

Russell Coker wrote:
xuan le wrote:
Gabriel wrote:My Satsuki Kinsai.

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Nice shohin Gabriel, are you sure it is a Kinsai?



You are right Xuan, it's not kinsai. This is sangosai.

Your little jasmine is wonderful. There are plenty of those great little pots on ebay from Japanese sellers.

Tha Xuan,
Best Regards.

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Post  Gabriel on Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:26 pm

Hello,

Here my Luma apiculata

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:57 pm

Gabriel wrote:Hello,

Here my Luma apiculata

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That is real nice. Never heard of the species so I had to Google it and it says it is a "An Argentinian and Chilean Treasure" and I agree. Beautiful.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:44 pm

Nice flowers, is the species cold hardy?

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Post  xuan le on Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:58 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote:Any of those a Christmas present? santa

I have noticed when making a group shohin display that not only does the trees movement have to work together but it would look better if the volume of the tree and especially the volume of the pots are more or less consistent. For example the pine and the Winter Jasmine have similar volume pots but the buttonwood is a bit too big for the others. The stone seems a bit big too. Something to think about and perfect excuse to get more shohin trees.



Thanks Rob for the suggestive comments,
No none of them is a Christmas present

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