Showing my Shohin

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Pat K » September 6th, 2017, 10:50 am

Trees!! What trees???

I just saw lots of eye-candy in the pots

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby hard1all » September 6th, 2017, 12:54 pm

Wow! I love what you did with the Honeysuckle. (Why didn't I think of that?)
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Boics » September 6th, 2017, 8:03 pm

This thread needs an epicness warning.
One of the fabulous things about growing bonsai is as you get old and decrepit your trees get old and beautiful
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby melbrackstone » September 6th, 2017, 8:35 pm

This thread needs an epicness warning


agree!!!

I'm inspired every time I look through the images...
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Steven » September 13th, 2017, 5:36 pm

Thanks all. Here are some that I've worked on this week.

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Rory » September 13th, 2017, 8:48 pm

I love the virtual for the serissa.
Beautiful Steven!
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Boics » September 14th, 2017, 9:10 am

Rory wrote:I love the virtual for the serissa.
Beautiful Steven!


I'm not so convinced on the virtual - looks a bit thin, unnatural and too "pom pom" like for mine.
It removes the feeling I get of the foliage struggling to to grow back towards the prevailing winds.
....Proof is here that Steven know's what he's doing though!

Love the Jasmine Stephen!
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby treeman » September 14th, 2017, 9:37 am

The Serrisa Steve.

Here's how I see this one. Firstly I really like it. How about bringing the trunk in closer to the stone, bending the crown to the right so it sits more vertically and closer to the upper trunk and removing the lower leaves to show the branch structure.
Nice little jasmine too!

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Pierre » September 14th, 2017, 4:37 pm

Beautiful Jasmine indeed Steve !!!!
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Steven » September 20th, 2017, 9:10 am

Thanks for your thoughts and the virt Mike. I agree that the trunk should be compressed and I'll work on that soon.

Last night I layered the following Celtis as the base was ugly, it was a little tall and I wanted to change the angle. Following are the steps I took:

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Steven » October 11th, 2017, 10:01 am

The Celtis hasn't skipped a beat and is pushing lots of healthy new growth. I'm expecting to be able to remove the base at the end of this year.

Last night I layered the base off Fortunella hindsii (Dwarf Cumquat) as the lower trunk was very straight which did not match the top of the tree.

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I took the opportunity to change the angle too so it will be a semi-cascade.

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I also trimmed and wired a couple of branches on this Ash that I purchased from Grant Bowie at the last AusBonsai Market.

2017 October (R).jpg

Both these tree's reinforce the importance of putting movement into the lower section of trunks on all tree's when they are young.

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Action Jackson » October 11th, 2017, 4:51 pm

Wow this thread is very inspirational!!
Some amazing trees. Really thought-provoking... i'll be trying my hand at a few minis/shohin!!
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Steven » October 23rd, 2017, 8:26 am

I had a shohin and a mame display at The School of Bonsai 35th annual exhibition on the weekend and following are a couple of the tree's I had displayed. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of them on display.

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FYI, the scissors I use in these pictures are 200mm tall.

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Matthew » October 23rd, 2017, 10:19 am

Loving that little trident Steven fantastic trunk and the pot :D
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Watto » October 23rd, 2017, 11:42 am

Ditto what Matthew said, that trident a treat.
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