Showing my Shohin

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Matthew » May 29th, 2018, 4:00 pm

AWESOME little tree and due for a repot this year for sure :tu: I like that pot !
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Ryceman3 » May 29th, 2018, 4:04 pm

Matthew wrote:AWESOME little tree and due for a repot this year for sure :tu: I like that pot !


What makes you think it needs a repot??? :lost: :lol:
Love this little guy, and it certainly is growing strongly!
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Pup » May 29th, 2018, 5:33 pm

Steven wrote:Hi all,

Here are a couple of my tree's that I've worked on this week.

First is taller than shohin but it is in a shohin pot (does that count?). A Trident that I've had since 2012. Just defoliated it to get rid of the burnt leaves and added a little bit of wire to a couple of branches.

2018 February (R).jpg

Next is a Port Jackson Fig I purchased in 2013 from the estate of the late Jim David who was a member of the School of Bonsai.

2018 February (R).jpg

Following is how it looked when I purchased it.

2013 February 1.jpg

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To answer your question, Bonsai today had a series of the 50 best Shohin in Japan. I think numbers 43/44 or round those numbers. There is JBP at 30 inches in a Shohin pot, the comment was because it was IN A SHOHIN pot it qualified.
So yours is Shohin.
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Steven » August 7th, 2018, 11:17 am

Long time without an update :palm:

I did a shohin presentation and workshop for Canberra Bonsai Society last weekend and during my talk I repotted the following Kumquat ground layer that I did last year. You can see that post in this thread HERE.

2016 August (R).JPG

I like the movement in the upper trunk and branches but it never had movement put into the lower trunk when it was young.

2018 August R.jpg

The old back is the new front and it now has a much better overall image. The sphagnum moss is to protect the new roots while it recovers. I'll remove all the fruit now that the demo is over and I've photographed it :tu:

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Grant Bowie » August 7th, 2018, 12:00 pm

Great talk and demo Steve. Good to see so many high quality Shohin that you brought with you for your demo as well,

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby melbrackstone » August 7th, 2018, 12:04 pm

oh my! What a great advertisement for magnificent shohin! (Lucky CBS people)
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Keels » August 7th, 2018, 2:47 pm

Hey steve the shohin workshop was awesom. Thanks for all the help and tips. Its been really helpful and seeing your trees have given me some fresh idea :tu:
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby KIRKY » August 7th, 2018, 3:03 pm

Hi Steven,
The shortening/ground layering of the trunk has worked really well. :tu: Looks so much better shorter and I love the new direction too what a great little tree.
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby wrcmad » August 7th, 2018, 10:45 pm

Steven wrote:Long time without an update :palm:

I did a shohin presentation and workshop for Canberra Bonsai Society last weekend and during my talk I repotted the following Kumquat ground layer that I did last year. You can see that post in this thread HERE.



Nice pot ;)
Suits the tree :cool:
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby LLK » August 8th, 2018, 9:17 am

Yes, great presentation, Steven. Enjoyed the PP explanations (incl. the photo of the Casuarina! :cool: ) and the results of the early bending technique. Lovely little shohin - hope you come back and present the follow-up in 2 or 3 years.

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Steven » August 8th, 2018, 3:50 pm

Thanks for the nice feedback everyone.

Grant, great to see you up and about! Congratulation on your very deserved Life Membership of CBS :tu:

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby MJL » August 11th, 2018, 5:59 pm

Hi Steven,

I just happened upon this thread. Excellent stuff.

Some of your pots throughout this thread are wonderful. also, I note to photos below of an Olive and Juniper 'Lemon Hilli'. I love the pot of the Olive and I think both trees are great. I't be good to see the Olive when the lower branches are thick enough to be cut back.

Steven wrote:Thanks for the feedback Kirky and SueBee :)

Following are some shohin I have worked on this week.


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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Jow » August 13th, 2018, 10:18 am

Great improvement mate! Well done!


Steven wrote:Long time without an update :palm:

I did a shohin presentation and workshop for Canberra Bonsai Society last weekend and during my talk I repotted the following Kumquat ground layer that I did last year. You can see that post in this thread HERE.

2016 August (R).JPG

I like the movement in the upper trunk and branches but it never had movement put into the lower trunk when it was young.

2018 August R.jpg

The old back is the new front and it now has a much better overall image. The sphagnum moss is to protect the new roots while it recovers. I'll remove all the fruit now that the demo is over and I've photographed it :tu:

Regards,
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Steven » August 22nd, 2018, 10:12 am

Here's a couple that I repotted last night.

First is a Kingsville Box grown in the ground by Ray Nesci for 30 + years. These are notoriously slow growing so having a trunk this fat is pretty rare. This tree has been worked on in workshops with Tony Tickle and earlier this year with Yannick Kiggen.

2015 October R.jpg

2018 August R.jpg

Next is a Crepe Myrtle originally from Hard1All. Last night I rotated it to show the gap between the trunks and leaned it over slightly more.

2018 August R.jpg

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby KIRKY » August 22nd, 2018, 10:23 am

Amazing change to the Kingsville Box in 3 years, well done. Impossible to get them down here.
Have you ever hand flowers on the Crepe Myrtle? Once again lovely. Thanks for sharing.
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