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Last Tuesday, Akio Kondo visited monthly meeting Bay Island Bonsai and gave a mini demonstration and criticism. We worked in two small Shimpaku and offered suggestions to further develop a member trees. Kondo has visited the US recent summers, making time to work on trees clients and teach workshops (see write-ups of his last visits).
Kondo began making improvements in a small Shimpaku. Kneeling on the ground put it at the right height to establish branches -. Genuflection seems to have caught on
Kondo and Boon kneeling
Kondo a small Shimpaku quickly wired.
After wiring first branch
The following, Kondo made suggestions for a member trees. California juniper JT grafted Shimpaku foliage, Kondo suggested extending over the first branch to the right.
For several years, I’ve been taking care of a white pine slowly back to health. I Kondo slimmed buds crowded near apex and said he could remove the old needles of the strongest areas – the upper half of the tree, in this case – but suggested waiting for the tree to gain more strength before wiring. Although I have not repotted the tree since I bought it several years ago, Kondo suggested waiting a year or two before transplanting.
Minor cut – Japanese white pine
I also brought a medium sized juniper procumbens for Kondo to criticism. Kondo suggested deleting a branch back large and growing out the first branch of the right. With his magic resistant feature, Boon showed an exaggerated version of what this might be in the future.
Boon indicating the future location branch
The new branch appears!
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com