spring work on shohin, Itoigawa shimpaku

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spring work on shohin, Itoigawa shimpaku

Post  boon on Mon May 17, 2010 5:24 pm

this is the time to pinch and thin . new pointed shoots (I call them runners) that grow beyond the outline of the pad are cut with scissors or pinch with finger tips(not finger nail)
Before




Side view




after thinning old needles and pinching.


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Re: spring work on shohin, Itoigawa shimpaku

Post  Victrinia Ridgeway on Tue May 18, 2010 2:48 am

What a little beauty... Smile I'm curious about the development time for the tree... how long have you been working on it? Also I was wondering if you feed yours anything in particular? I've got a shohin shimpaku that I'm developing a crown on... so I would like to make it as happy as possible. I've got biogold for it at the moment. Thanks for sharing your work!

I hope you'll be at GSBF this year, I would so enjoy to meet you in person...

Kindest regards,

Victrinia

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Re: spring work on shohin, Itoigawa shimpaku

Post  boon on Tue May 18, 2010 6:35 am

Victrinia Ridgeway wrote:What a little beauty... Smile I'm curious about the development time for the tree... how long have you been working on it? Also I was wondering if you feed yours anything in particular? I've got a shohin shimpaku that I'm developing a crown on... so I would like to make it as happy as possible. I've got biogold for it at the moment. Thanks for sharing your work!

I hope you'll be at GSBF this year, I would so enjoy to meet you in person...

Kindest regards,

Victrinia

Victrinia,
It has been 3 years since it take care of this tree. i repot it every year.
it is planted in Boon mix. i have some organic fertilizer on top of the soil. Bio gold is good to use. i make my own fertilizer cake. and it also get liquid fertilizer- both organic and mirecle grow, about one a week. i keep this schedule till fall. I do not use any fertilizer in winter.

I will be teaching class at GSBF. so i hope to meet you there.
Thank you,
Boon

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Re: spring work on shohin, Itoigawa shimpaku

Post  boon on Tue May 18, 2010 6:36 am

this is the pic from Bay Island Bonsai exhibit in Jan 2009

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Re: spring work on shohin, Itoigawa shimpaku

Post  Victrinia Ridgeway on Tue May 18, 2010 2:38 pm

Thanks so much for the advice! That's very helpful... Very Happy I'm glad to hear you'll be teaching... if it's a seminar, I'll have to be sure to sign up for that!

Kindest regards,

Victrinia

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Re: spring work on shohin, Itoigawa shimpaku

Post  boon on Thu May 20, 2010 7:11 am

Victrinia Ridgeway wrote:Thanks so much for the advice! That's very helpful... Very Happy I'm glad to hear you'll be teaching... if it's a seminar, I'll have to be sure to sign up for that!

Kindest regards,

Victrinia

see you in October,

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Re: spring work on shohin, Itoigawa shimpaku

Post  stavros on Thu May 20, 2010 4:51 pm

boon wrote:
it is planted in Boon mix.

Hi there Boon,
That is indeed a beautiful juniper. Sorry for being nosy , what is the Boon mix, if i may ask?
Thank you Very Happy
Stavros

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Re: spring work on shohin, Itoigawa shimpaku

Post  Victrinia Ridgeway on Thu May 20, 2010 4:55 pm

The gentleman who has this blog is a SOB (Student of Boon)...

http://www.bonsaikc.com/bonsai_soil.htm

The recipe can be found in this link. Smile It is wonderful stuff.

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Victrinia

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Post  stavros on Thu May 20, 2010 5:17 pm

thanks
Very Happy

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