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Dwarf Coast Live Oak

Post  mike page on Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:54 pm

Today I trimmed and repotted this quercus agrifolia from the Jim Barrett pot into an old pot from the Shigaraki kiln. Height fom pot rim is 10 inches.




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Post  Smithy on Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:59 pm

The trunk on this looks like it is a piece of rock .

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Post  mike page on Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:06 pm

Smithy wrote:The trunk on this looks like it is a piece of rock .

You are correct. Part of the trunk on the lower left is a piece of rock. It was done to correct a major trunk fault in that area. Later on when I lime-sulfer trunk and rock, it will be more difficult to tell them apart, because the rock has a similar texture to the trunk. I've fooled a lot of people with the rock. A few get down real close and spot the deception.


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Post  Smithy on Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:19 pm

Well really it fooled me as i thought it was all the same material. The whole thing looked like rock.

The top reminds me of a succulent also.
its a very interesting tree.

I wasn't sure about the pot ,but that could just be me as i've been told i've got no taste.

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Post  pine queen on Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:58 pm

I just love the pot Mike!

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Post  mike page on Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:26 am

pine queen wrote:I just love the pot Mike!

Q

Q, this pot is one of my favorites. I have another one of the same size and one much larger. They came from the estate of my first sensei. He imported them back in the 1970's. Shigaraki hasn't made pots like this for at least 30 years to my knowledge. I think the style could be called "Asian rococo".

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Post  joddy018 on Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:44 am

I like this rock.
Very beauty.
How many year of you bonsai? Smile

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Post  Kevin Yates on Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:26 am

Great tree, but it appears in the new photo that you also pulled down some branches along with thinning it out. I prefer the branches growing a bit more upright in your first photo, it feels more like an oak.
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Post  Nik Rozman on Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:38 pm

When it gets denser, it will be perfect.

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Post  Rob Addonizio on Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:07 pm

Q[/quote]

I think the style could be called "Asian rococo".

Mike[/quote]

The pot is a keeper: Asian rococo. Love it; very approriate assessment Laughing

Now, how do I get those visions of gold guilded palace walls out of my head... Shocked

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Post  Dustin Mann on Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:03 am

Hi Mike' Very nice Oak Tree. I also am blown away by that Shigaraki pot design,color,etc. I have a Shigaraki pot from Jim Smith in Florida. My impression is that neither pot(especially Jim Barr.) really enhances the nice deadwood of the Oak;the latter pot seems to upstage the tree. I could see a Dale Cochoy "Dry River Bed"(rust/cream/light green) or glaze that Walter Pall has incredible maple in(cream/tan oval). The current pot color I could see Bougainvill., azalia,white flowering cherry,etc in that both very bright colors would unify and not compete. Dustin Mann Wink

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