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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Update on Scotts Pine

Here is an update on this pine. The original post can be seen here...

Just this past Sunday I had my friends Tony and Randy over  to work on trees in the garage. This happened to be one of the trees that I grabbed to work on. Glad I did, it really turned out pretty good for a second styling from a huge bush in 2 years time. It can only get better in the near future. I changed the front a bit this time around and will work on getting it into another pot this spring possibly.

After needle and bud reduction. Started to wire the lower limbs.

Old front

New Front! I am very pleased with the progress of this tree in such a short period of time. In person it is much larger and much better. 2d pictures just don't really do justice to most trees.

And one for the Haters!!!! On some of the forums there are some post's regarding the Ichiban tool. I would say that 99.9% of the people talk smack about it and those same people are the same folks who have never seen one in person and if they have then for sure haven't tried it. I applaud Marco for thinking outside the box and making a tool that actually works. I will admit though that I did trade for mine so I didn't have to fork out the cash ($350) to buy it. But I will say that it is a great tool and will help to improve your game. I am glad to have one and once I get use to it and figure it all out it will be excellent. To learn more go here

Monday, December 28, 2009

Engleman Spruce

Here is an Engleman Spruce that I collected a few years ago. It has grown very well and was ready for some abuse :) Pictures don't seem to do this tree any justice at all! In person it is much better.
Pictures are as follows.....

Walter Pall Workshops

 Not too long ago we were lucky to have Walter back in town for a few days. Besides a good bonsai artist he is a great guy and fun to be around. We had a 1 day workshop that was quite a good time and many brought some pretty good trees. Here is a glimpse into the day. I didn't get many pictures, I was busy working on my tree!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
May all your Bonsai wishes and dreams come true in 2010!!