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Post  jrodriguez on Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:10 pm

Rob,

Good job on youe neea trees. I belive it is better suited for shohin rather than big trees, which end up looking like telephone poles.

Tabebuia Heterophylla is ok for shohin. As the year pass, the leaves will reduce dramatically. Unfortunately, you will never achieve a manicured-compact look. When in flower, they are really pretty.

Your Clerodendron should flower, provided that you give it as much sun as you can. Also, they develop roots fairly fast and i suspect your tree might be root-bound. Usually, yellowing of the leaves is an indicator.

Again, thanks for starting this post. I belive it can go on forever!!!

Jose Luis

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Post  Peter E. on Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:10 pm

This my newest attempt.
Ash ( Fraxinus excelsior ). It is at "Morten's" limit of 20cm but i think i can contain it.



Pot is from Andy (Stone monkey) Pearson.

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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  Rob Kempinski on Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:57 am

jrodriguez wrote:
Your Clerodendron should flower, provided that you give it as much sun as you can. Also, they develop roots fairly fast and i suspect your tree might be root-bound. Usually, yellowing of the leaves is an indicator.
Jose Luis

Hmm, the leaves didn't look yellow to me but I repotted it anyway today. Somewhat root bound but not stiffling.


Anyway I trimmed the roots and put it back in the same pot which is a bit big to encourage growth.


Hey, who doesn't love a parade. Here are a few more.

This is premma that I have grown from a cutting. The pot was made by a local pottery studio as commemorative pots for our BSF convention in 2004.


Next is a Elephant Bush, Portulaccari afra. I only recently started messing around with this species. It does have some bonsai merit though. Pot by Dick Reyerson of California.



Finally this is Home Depot special. It's a Silverberry Eleagnus with the smaller leaves that I bought it in March 2010 at a local Home Depot. It is coming along nicely although it seems to have slowed down in the super hot summer. The pot is a porcelain clay pot by Paul Kalich, of Jacksonville Florida.

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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  Martin S on Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:44 pm

Ahhh!
Great stuff boys! Thx. for sharing. So. Some of you are familar with Shutin. I be one of his biggest fans, but he don't know about this Wink
M
PS.: have to surf my hard disk to see if I find some more..... cheers

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Post  Martin S on Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:16 pm

Martin S wrote:....
PS.: have to surf my hard disk to see if I find some more..... cheers


DONE!
M
PS.: chin. Elm, since January 2007 "under construction", Pot "finest Tokoname Quality". I got a few more, but I couln't find the pictures..... Rolling Eyes


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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:08 pm

Martin S wrote:
Martin S wrote:....
PS.: have to surf my hard disk to see if I find some more..... cheers


DONE!
M
PS.: chin. Elm, since January 2007 "under construction", Pot "finest Tokoname Quality". I got a few more, but I couln't find the pictures..... Rolling Eyes


That is sweet! What a bonsai. thumbs up Would love to see a photo of it without leaves. Keep surfing.

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Post  Martin S on Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:59 am

Thx. Rob!
I got (as far as I remind) some "winter image" pictures....somewhere here on the disk.
M

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Post  Martin S on Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:44 am

And again a Shohin from my little collection.
This time it is a "jap. snowball". I think the name should be also common world wide. The best thing is, that it got really little leaves!
This one I got since 2008 and it was repotted approx. 4 weeks ago in this Peter Krebs Pot (I'am not sure if I have to explain, that Peter is one of Germanys most known Pot-Artists.). The colour is grey with some golden dots(?)

The pictures are from yesterday evening.

If(!) someone of you got also a jap. snowball, pls. be so kind and show me some pictures of the flowers and tell me a little bit about care and so on....

M

The tree:


The base


The pot



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Post  Orion on Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:37 pm

Great pics ThumbsUp It really makes my day to see such talent and interest in shohin. If I can learn to snap a decent pic without it appearing to have been done so in a tornado, I'd love to share them.

Thanks everyone!


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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:12 pm

Martin S wrote:And again a Shohin from my little collection.
This time it is a "jap. snowball". I think the name should be also common world wide. The best thing is, that it got really little leaves!
This one I got since 2008 and it was repotted approx. 4 weeks ago in this Peter Krebs Pot (I'm not sure if I have to explain, that Peter is one of Germanys most known Pot-Artists.). The colour is grey with some golden dots(?)

The pictures are from yesterday evening.

If(!) someone of you got also a jap. snowball, pls. be so kind and show me some pictures of the flowers and tell me a little bit about care and so on....

M

The tree:
The pot



Martin,

Peter Kreb's pot suits the tree very well. Sorry I don't have one so I can't provide care instructions.


Here is a combo accent plant/shohin bonsai. It's a malphigia in flower. This cutting (actually 2 cuttings) is 7 years old but has always been in a small pot. The round pot with purplish and white glaze is by former Florida potter Gus Miller.




Close up of the Flower

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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  Guest on Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:11 am

Martin S. I googled the Japanese snowball that i don't know as a bonsai. You can find some information here: www.greenwoodnursery.com/page.cfm/87525
Yes, Peter Krebs is a wonderful potter, and it is a fine pot for your tree. It is a nice specimen you have :-)
I think you have many interesting trees for shohin. Inspiring to see.

Rob, I like your wild styled shohin (its a shohin - not an accent. Accents are grasses or small Hostas i.e.)
I would though cut a little further back after flowering to control the longest branches a bit more, but keep it in this loose or wild style. No wiring, just by cutting. Very nice in a shohin display.

Best regards
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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  Rob Kempinski on Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:23 am

Morten Albek wrote:
Rob, I like your wild styled shohin (its a shohin - not an accent. Accents are grasses or small Hostas i.e.)
I would though cut a little further back after flowering to control the longest branches a bit more, but keep it in this loose or wild style. No wiring, just by cutting. Very nice in a shohin display.

Best regards
Morten

Morten, The Malpighia are real slow in a pot. This is 7 years growth. When I was in the Yuccatan Mexico they had unbelievable Malphiga growing in the wild. I went collecting but gave my specimens to some of the ladies in the Merida club that can't go collecting.

Here is a sequence of a Ficus Microcarpa I've been working on for over 6 years. The rock is a piece of lava from New Mexico near Los Alamos. It is just under 10 inches so I consider it a shohin.

Front prior to work. Note pieces of rubber garden hose to keep the roots flat against the rock. The pot is a BSF 2004 convention commemorative pot by Bill at Horse Creek Pottery.


Back prior to work.


After removing the wires. It looks likes its doing something weird to the rock. Shocked


Close up of the roots on the rock.



Time to get naked ....


Now with wire.

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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  DreadyKGB on Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:52 am

Rob,
I think that could be aptly named "The Lovers". Very nice tree though.

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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  Rob Kempinski on Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:51 pm

DreadyKGB wrote:Rob,
I think that could be aptly named "The Lovers". Very nice tree though.

Todd

I like it. That's what it's called.


Here is how to use a sacrifice branch, A premna shohin grown from a cutting. One sacrifice branch to fatten the tail. Note difference in size of the leaves from unmolested growth to continual trimming.


After cutting the tail and a bit of wiring. The long leader on the top is to grow the scar over the chop.
Any pot suggestions?



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Possible Future for the Premma Cascade

Post  Rob Kempinski on Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:32 pm

Possible future for the Premna Cascade. I'd like something more exotic for the pot though.




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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  Martin S on Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:43 pm

First of all let me say thank you so much for your positive comments on the snowball. Thx. Morton for the link! I will read later more about the spec. there.

Rob! I really like your trees! They look wonderful. The little Ficus (over the rock) reminds me to a gardenia that I "send once to haven" because I do wrong with my kind of care. Just to show you how similar both trees look an older picture of the tree.
Pls. also notice the pot of the gardenia. It's from China and should(!!! could be that this was only the explanation for the relative high price that I paid…. Suspect ) be a replica of a very old pot. Today I use it for a little rose.

M
The whole tree (R.I.P. since January 2009 flutter eyelashes )


the pot and the roots over the rock.






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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:59 am

Martin S wrote: Rob! I really like your trees! They look wonderful. The little Ficus (over the rock) reminds me to a gardenia that I "send once to haven" because I do wrong with my kind of care. Just to show you how similar both trees look an older picture of the tree.
Pls. also notice the pot of the gardenia. It's from China and should(!!! could be that this was only the explanation for the relative high price that I paid…. Suspect ) be a replica of a very old pot. Today I use it for a little rose.

The whole tree (R.I.P. since January 2009 flutter eyelashes )


Thanks Martin. Too bad about the gardenia but those things happen. At least the pot didn't break. Last weekend I broke the white round Dale Cochoy pot that had my Tabeuia in it. Shucks.

To get over it, here's a different tree to examine.
This formal upright Willow Leaf Ficus is in a pot that I made. Just took the photo tonight. Earlier in the year I did major root work to reduce the tubers that ficus have a tendency to create. It has recovered so well that it is making a new bud right where I could use a new branch. All right!


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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  Martin S on Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:39 am

Wow!
Also very nice! All thde three elements on the photo are fine. The pot was done by you? Hey! Stuning. Also the stand looks great. And for the tree it don't need my comments. It speaks for himself.
M

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Post  Guest on Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:42 am

Martin S and Rob. Beautiful pots too. Pity that one broke. I lost a beautiful one by John Pitt two years ago, and I am still crying Sad
Wonderful shohin you shows . Thanks.

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Post  Martin S on Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:48 am

Morten Albek wrote: ...I lost a beautiful one by John Pitt two years ago, and I am still crying Sad ....

Hi Morten!
Little hint from my side: the best thing you can do in such a case......buy a new one Laughing
M

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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:12 pm

Martin S wrote:Wow!
Also very nice! All thde three elements on the photo are fine. The pot was done by you? Hey! Stuning. Also the stand looks great. And for the tree it don't need my comments. It speaks for himself.
M

Thanks Martin, I also made the stand. Full service bonsai studio at Mahogany Row. Very Happy Very Happy The etching in the middle of the stile is the Kempinski coat of arms surrounded by dragons on each side - subtle but still there.

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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  Martin S on Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:31 pm

WOW Shocked
Finest American craftsmanship!
Seems to be that you are a all-round-talent in bonsai!
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Post  jrodriguez on Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:38 pm

Martin,

Your Viburnum is very nice. Has it borne fruit? I have some tropical cousins of your tree in the ground with white flowers and puple/black fruit. Awabuki make great bonsai, particularly in the exposed root style with hanging branches. When in fruit, they are really impressive.

Kind regards,

Jose Luis

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Re: Shohin On Parade

Post  Martin S on Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:51 am

jrodriguez wrote:.... Has it borne fruit? ...

Hi Jose! Thx. for the compliment!
To come back to your question.
No.
Since today I got no flowers and no fruit. I got he tree nwo since two years and somebody told me that if I want flowers I should not cut the branches, because on this "non cut branches" develop in the next year the flowers. Is this true?

VBR to Puerto Rico!
M

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Post  jrodriguez on Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:29 pm

Martin,

Yes. Awabuki flowers in two (2) year growth branches, hence the idea of developing bonsai in the exposed root style with hanging branches.

Viburnum are mostly temperate trees, with some exceptions in the tropics. If you take a look at Kunio Kobayashi's book, you will see several Awabuki bonsai.

Kind regards,

Jose Luis

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