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Preparation of a small pine for exhibit

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Two years ago

, I showed a black pine 13- annual exhibition Bay Island Bonsai.

After repotting

shohin black pine – January 2012

The tree has continued to develop, so I thought I would resubmitted to annual exhibition number 15 BIB . This is what the tree looked like last week.

Before rewiring

January 2014

brought me the tree to a workshop BIB to see if they had the opportunity to clean enough to be shown. Like most branches had been wired in spring (see “shohin Decandling a black pine”) the main task branches bent into place. This is what the tree looked after setting the first branch.

First branch wired

After setting the first branch

Overall I could have added a half dozen cables and plucked a small number of needles down. I will cut longer needles – the outbreaks that were not decandled in spring – just before the show. Here is the tree after wiring.

After wiring

After wiring – 6.5 “(Pot # 1)

I’m sure you can guess what comes next – the selection pot Here they are. candidates from the pot was demonstrated in two years ago.

Candidate pot

pot # 2

Candidate pot

pot # 3

Candidate pot

Pot # 4

Candidate pot

Pot No. 5

Candidate pot

Pot # 6

Candidate pot

Pot # 7

Candidate pot

Pot # 8

he chose their ? favorite This is my

After repotting

After transplanting -. Pot No. 5

some of the pots were too large (4 and 8) and some too small for the roots (3 and 6) those that fit well, I opted for # 5, a Shinto -. Chinese – pot is maybe 30-40 years old. With some last minute cleaning, moss ground cover and some nut oil pot, I’ll be all ready to go.

For anyone who has not heard, 15th Annual Exhibition Bay Island Bonsai trees offers were born in the US It is on January 18-19 in Oakland, CA. See Bay Island Bonsai for details.

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Preparation of a small pine for exhibit

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