KINGSVILLE BOXWOOD REPOTTED

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KINGSVILLE BOXWOOD REPOTTED

Post  mike page on Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:56 pm

I've had this Kingsville Boxwood growing on a rock for about 10 years. It was starting to suffer from being somewhat rootbound so today I removed it from the rock and planted it in this Mike Hagedorn "arch" pot. The height including the pot is about 11 inches.
With fresh soil and moss to protect the roots it should be in good shape in a couple of months.


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Kingsville Boxwood Repotted

Post  Todd Ellis on Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:26 am

This tree and pot combination is very nice. The pot reminds my wife of a bridge; and I agree with her... really moving. I presume the drainage holes are on the lower ends of the pot. How do your trees do in this type of pot? I'm intrigued and would like to find a pot like this. ( this is my first posting, I plan to add a photo sometime soon.) Thanks,

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Post  mike page on Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:38 am

Todd
There is drainage just off each side of center and some at each end.
I'm afraid it's unlikely you will be able to find a pot like this. Mike Hagedorn didn't make many of this size. He made more of this style in the small shohin size, but they are no longer available. Mr. Hagedorn went to Japan a few years ago to study bonsai, and seems to have given up pottery, which is a shame because he did some very nice work in many different styles of bonsai pots.

Mike

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Post  jjbacoomba on Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:59 am

Beautiful combination Mike!

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Post  Mario Stefano on Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:10 am

Hy Mike
First I thought ... great tree in a large pot, then I asked why a tree in the middle of the pot ...
Finally, I ignored common sense and watched my heart ... Beautiful composition consists of a tree and pot.
I fell in love this composition.
Mario

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Post  bonsaistud on Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:34 am

G'day Mike...

Really like your Box in the Hagedorn bridge pot...great match...

I have one of Mike's shohin size bridges...it's my favorite of his sig pots. I think you just may have helped me make a decision...I've been wondering what to put in it for several years...never got into shohin...but now that I have decided to go shohin...I have a small box that might work. It all depends on what I bring back from Santa Nella Sunday.

I totally agree with what you said about Mike..."...given up pottery...is a shame..."...he was such a talented potter. I have a number of his pots ranging from 1-1/2" X 1-1/2" X 1-1/8" up to a round 14-1/2" X 4" that has a Chihuahua Pine bunjin in it. Most of these pots I got while Mike was packing up stuff for storage...preparing for Japan. We were neighbors...within walking distance...for almost seven years in Oracle, AZ.

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Post  Velodog2 on Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:02 pm

Mario Stefano wrote:Hy Mike
First I thought ... great tree in a large pot, then I asked why a tree in the middle of the pot ...
Finally, I ignored common sense and watched my heart ... Beautiful composition consists of a tree and pot.
I fell in love this composition.
Mario

Interesting point. I hadn't noticed the placement at first, but in this pot it certainly works, at least with this tree. I wonder what a more directional informal upright would look like off-center.

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Post  mike page on Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:29 pm

Thanks all for your very kind and generous comments.
I knew this bonsai had to be repotted and yesterday I was thinking, "what pot do I have that would work for this tree?" I looked over a few on the shelf, spotted the Hagedorn pot, and BINGO, an epiphany!
Today I did some trimming, wired a couple of branches, and began to think about display.
Here's one option.


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Post  Dustin Mann on Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:56 pm

That is a beautiful boxwood, Mike. Your branch placement and detailing are terrific and moves the eye thru the tree. I like the pot selection as well. It gives the felling of being in open hilly country and tree majectic seen from a distance Dustin Mann

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Post  mike page on Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:11 pm

Thanks Dustin. I appreciate your comments.

I composed a haiku for this tree.

IN A GREEN MEADOW
LONELY STANDS AN ANCIENT TREE
AWAITING IT'S FATE

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