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5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  Heshian on Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:36 am

Hi everyone,

This is my first post on here.



A member from another forum did the image with a dark background.



Just wondering if I could get some pot suggestion in a virtual if you have time.
Thanks in advance

Mario

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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  Tony on Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:26 am

Hi Mario, welcome to IBC great to have another antipodean on board.

And what a great first post... lovely little tree, sensitively styled. As for your pot request, I am sure that they will flood in.

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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  mendo80 on Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:20 am

it's a lovely little tree....compliments! Very Happy

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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  Joe Hatfield on Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:41 pm

Hello, and welcome to the club!

You, and any one, is welcome to use these photos ( POTS )for virtuals.


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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  Guest on Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:03 pm

I like it, it looks like you made the most out of the material. After a season or two of growing it would be nice to see it in a little rectangle tokoname pot.
How tall is it?


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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:48 pm

Shimsuki wrote:I like it, it looks like you made the most out of the material. After a season or two of growing it would be nice to see it in a little rectangle tokoname pot.
How tall is it?


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You might find a little hint as to the height in the title

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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  Tony on Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:53 pm

will baddeley wrote:You might find a little hint as to the height in the title
ah... but is that a Wirral 5" or a southern softie 5"?

I have 12" but I do not use it as a rule Embarassed

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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  Guest on Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:04 pm

Tony wrote:
will baddeley wrote:You might find a little hint as to the height in the title
ah... but is that a Wirral 5" or a southern softie 5"?
I think a Wirral 5" is measured upwards and a southern softie is measured downwards but I don't really want to expand on that
I have 12" but I do not use it as a rule Embarassed
Tony ,I think it might be your age but there is the little blue pill.

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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  John Quinn on Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:14 pm

Mario, welcome to the forum...and don't mind the comments from the peanut gallery! Cool
Nice start to your project. Here's an idea for the future...

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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  kenduncan on Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:24 pm

Welcome Mario, and I love your little tree. Do You have a before picture?

John I like the tree-pot combo.

Ken


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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  daviddunn on Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:28 pm

Good work! How about this one from Peter Krebs?

Its one of my favorite pots.


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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  Guest on Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:26 pm

will baddeley wrote:You might find a little hint as to the height in the title

Missed that Very Happy

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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  Heshian on Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:43 am

Thank you all for the feedback.

John and David - thank you for taking the time to make these virtuals. I like them both.

Joe - thank you for the link to your pots. A lot of ideas there to have.

Ken - I don't have any progression from when I purchased the tree. I do have this photo taken in October 2008. A few months before any wiring was done.



This tree was purchased August 2008 as part of the local Bonsai club bus trip. A fellow club member picked the tree, saw potential but didn't want to buy, so I took it. Over the first 12 months I reduced the height from about almost 1 metre to just over 6 inch and allowed the shoots to grow that is now forms the branches and apex.

Thank you all for welcoming me and I look for to posting more trees.

Mario

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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  kenduncan on Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:34 am

I see a round pot also.
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Update on the Shimpaku

Post  Heshian on Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:34 pm

Hi everyone,

Just an update on the tree for you to enjoy.



regards,

Mario


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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  RKatzin on Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:21 pm

Hi Mario, I love your tree! Very inspiring. May I ask a question? Concerning the long green leader in your before pic. I'm just starting off with some small Shimpaku. Should I leave these new shoots to aid the overall growth of the tree, or should they be removed before they get too large. I guess my question is, how long did you leave that shoot before it was removed? Beautiful work, Mario!

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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  lnvinh on Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:36 pm

Very nice and lovely little tree!!

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Re: 5 inch shimpaku shohin

Post  Heshian on Sun May 01, 2011 12:56 pm

RKatzin wrote:Hi Mario, I love your tree! Very inspiring. May I ask a question? Concerning the long green leader in your before pic. I'm just starting off with some small Shimpaku. Should I leave these new shoots to aid the overall growth of the tree, or should they be removed before they get too large. I guess my question is, how long did you leave that shoot before it was removed? Beautiful work, Mario!

Hi Rkatzin,

First of all thank you for the compliment. And with your Shimpaku, you say that these are small trees, then I would suggest to leave the shoots on for longer till you achieved your desired trunk size. With my tree I started with the trunk already established for the size that it is now. I then reduced the height down to 2-2.5 inch of the original trunk. All the growth you see now has been grown on since spring 2008. The tree was slowly reduced in height as the shoots developed. The leader you were refering to was kept to maintain the tree's health and was removed once the new lower branch strong enough to train as new trunk and apex.

When looking for potential materials to work on, I generaly look for what we all like to see in a tree. That is good nebari, nice movement on the trunk and generaly for me some shoots growing low on the trunk to develop into a future tree. Rather than spending 2,3 to 5 years growing the trunk to an ideal size, I instead spend that time developing the visualized image I saw of this tree 3 years ago. In saying that I do have seedling and cuttings that I am growing to work on one day. To me this is just a way of achieving a "finished" tree in a shorter period of time.
Thank you again.

And thank you Invinh for your compliment. I too like all your trees that you have posted on here. Great work.

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