Showing my Shohin

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Showing my Shohin

Postby Steven » March 2nd, 2017, 7:54 am

G'day all,

You are probably aware that I like mini's. In fact, about 70% of my tree's would be under 250mm tall.

In this thread I'll try to post regular updates of my shohin when I work on them.

Following are the tree's that I've worked on this week.

2017 March R (1).JPG

2017 March R (2).JPG

2017 March R (3).JPG

2017 March R (4).JPG

2017 March R (5).JPG

2017 March R (6).JPG

2017 March R (7).JPG

2017 March R (8).JPG

2017 March R (9).JPG

2017 March R (10).JPG

2017 March R (11).JPG

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Steven
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby si90 » March 2nd, 2017, 8:03 am

These are great! I particularly like your casuarina, you've manage to get the foliage so dense. Can I ask how long you have been working on developing it's ramification and foliage?

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby KIRKY » March 2nd, 2017, 8:05 am

Sweeeeeeeet! :clap:
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Boics » March 2nd, 2017, 8:22 am

Some lovely little tree's in there Steven!
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 Jow » March 2nd, 2017, 8:36 am

Nice thread Steven, this will be one to keep an eye on.
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Ryozo » March 2nd, 2017, 8:37 am

Awesome trees! My favorites are the ficus salicaria & the chinese elm. Very inspiring.
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby melbrackstone » March 2nd, 2017, 9:24 am

Love to see these all together, thanks Steven!
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby no idea » March 2nd, 2017, 10:30 am

thanks Steven, fantastic examples...i'll be taking notes and asking annoying questions i'm sure....first one :whistle: when is the right time/age for a plant to be planted in a shohin pot, as in, is it better to train it in a larger pot and gradually reducing the root mass over say 3 years?. Second, how much soil is the minimum requirement for the plant to sit upon. Third and last (for the moment ;) ) other than liquid fert are ratio's of fert diminished by about what percentage roughly? thanks for your time :tu:
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Pup » March 2nd, 2017, 3:40 pm

Nice one Steven.

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby zimzallabim » March 2nd, 2017, 3:49 pm

All awesome trees!!


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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Thymetraveller » March 2nd, 2017, 3:54 pm

Delightful trees!!!
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Steven » March 2nd, 2017, 4:08 pm

Thanks all.

no idea wrote:when is the right time/age for a plant to be planted in a shohin pot, as in, is it better to train it in a larger pot and gradually reducing the root mass over say 3 years?. Second, how much soil is the minimum requirement for the plant to sit upon. Third and last (for the moment ;) ) other than liquid fert are ratio's of fert diminished by about what percentage roughly?

1. I usually put them into bonsai pots when the trunk is developed and pretty much as thick as I want it to be. With my open mix and generous fertiliser I find I can develop decent trees while in bonsai pots.
2. Each tree is different but you need room for the roots to grow.
3. All my trees get the same treatment. Fertiliser at full strength every 2 weeks.

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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby Raymond » March 2nd, 2017, 5:12 pm

Elegant little collection there mate, Very Nice indeed...
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby bodhidharma » March 2nd, 2017, 5:20 pm

Well done Steven and like them all except.......the casuarina :palm: It just does not do it for me.......Sorry.
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Re: Showing my Shohin

Postby no idea » March 2nd, 2017, 5:46 pm

cheers Steven...it's interesting that fert is still at full strenght considering the small pot....thx mate
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