Shibui repotting 2020

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Shibui repotting 2020

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A recent post from Matthew reminded me that it is time to check for buds moving.
I found a few trident maples showing red buds. I found some Chinese elms showing green buds so it is definitely time to start repotting.

I usually start with the smaller bonsai because they don't do well in summer if I miss repotting.
These were root pruned and repotted with fresh mix last week.
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This afternoon I potted some of the developing trees into bonsai pots.
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Not sure about some of the pot combinations. I have limited pots to choose from so just picked something that fitted for size. Time in a pot, any pot, should slow growth a bit and help refine the ramification. It will also give me a chance to assess the trees and try to work out better shapes and colors.
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Amazing collection

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🤩 wow that is such an amazing collection of miniatures. Do you follow the same treatment for developing these trees as you would for a larger bonsai?
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Some nice minis there Neil, I noticed too that my Chinese Elm and trident forest are budding already, I was expecting a few more weeks of dormancy but away they go. Glad I got on top of my reporting over the last 2 weeks now.
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Do you follow the same treatment for developing these trees as you would for a larger bonsai?
Pretty much the same techniques but compressed. It is imperative that you maintain short internodes so some fast grow techniques don't suit smaller size bonsai.
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Lots of bud movement now so repotting schedule has been brought forward. Fortunately I have a little more time at home at the moment and can get through more of these.
In between potting up trees for sale I get a few of mine done.
Here's another new addition to the Shibui shohin stable.
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I also potted up a shimpaku cascade. Still needs some refining but that should be a little easier when it is in a bonsai pot.
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I've been thinking of making a shohin trident group for a couple of years but ave never got round to it. This year I decided to get on with it. I've been sending lots of these trident seedlings off to others for groups so just diverted a few onto my bench.
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I was thinking about how many years it would be before those trunks thicken up to look good when I realised I have hundreds of more advanced trident maples in pots. Why am I saving these for you horrible lot? Time to divert some better trunks to the Shibui Shohin stable. Managed to find enough that match reasonably enough to fit together as a group and came up with this.
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Ahh, love that Buxus.
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