Shohin JBP I got from the exhibition.

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8909A135-C851-4278-A2AC-FC194542732B.jpegShohin JBP I got from the national exhibition last weekend. As always advice appreciated. Suthin’s colleague walked me through fertilizing which seemed pretty standard, and Suthin himself was very adamant about only watering once MAYBE twice a day - so far it has only looked like it needs one watering assuming the weather remains the same as it has this week. I’m very confident I can keep it alive, but less confident in keeping it in this shape over time. It has had a few yellow needles, but I assume that may be related to stress from transit, thus far nothing that seems concerning. At any rate this is a dream tree. Being able to study it’s construction in person feels priceless.
 
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Good luck, nice tree
 

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Suthin’s trees were very good and very well priced. Honestly, he had already sold a fair number to other vendors setting up by Thursday afternoon. You did well grabbing this one when you did.
I got this at about 9am the first day and he said he had already sold 20 lol. I didn’t think a lot about the price at the time, but Bjorn said I got a good deal when we did out little photo op so that felt good. I pretty much maxed my budget for material but I was so happy with this I didn’t mind passing up other things. I also have to thank my girlfriend, I wanted to take time to think on it, but she had me explain to her why I wanted it and then convinced me I should get it before it was gone.
 

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I pretty much maxed my budget for material but I was so happy with this I didn’t mind passing up other things. I also have to thank my girlfriend, I wanted to take time to think on it, but she had me explain to her why I wanted it and then convinced me I should get it before it was gone.

Well I think this is a GREAT shohin so well worth maxing out the budget :)
 

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I got this at about 9am the first day and he said he had already sold 20 lol. I didn’t think a lot about the price at the time, but Bjorn said I got a good deal when we did out little photo op so that felt good. I pretty much maxed my budget for material but I was so happy with this I didn’t mind passing up other things. I also have to thank my girlfriend, I wanted to take time to think on it, but she had me explain to her why I wanted it and then convinced me I should get it before it was gone.
Marry her.

Well maybe not rush into it. But she seems level headed...and embraces ones passion of the hobby. She is a keeper for sure.

Stunning tree. Congrats!
 

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I'd love to hear what he said about fertilization. I was kind of like THANK YOU SIR and then ran away after I bought from him, haha. My assumption is that the watering and fertilization techniques are part of how he got the needles on the pines and leaves on the tridents so small. My plan was just a couple cubes of biogold.

I agree with you about the priceless aspect of being able to study it. I'm sure I would have gotten them regardless, but even looking at them online made a lot click, and now I have "reference material".
 

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I'd love to hear what he said about fertilization. I was kind of like THANK YOU SIR and then ran away after I bought from him, haha. My assumption is that the watering and fertilization techniques are part of how he got the needles on the pines and leaves on the tridents so small. My plan was just a couple cubes of biogold.

I agree with you about the priceless aspect of being able to study it. I'm sure I would have gotten them regardless, but even looking at them online made a lot click, and now I have "reference material".
It was pretty standard. I think his colleague said to do tea bags of biogold or some other organic, use two and swap them out for new ones in a different position every 2-3 weeks. I regret not asking Suthin himself but there was just so much going on in my head at the time. I was a little embarrassed after a while because I ended up back at his booth like 8 times throughout the day. I was curious if his concern about overwatering was somehow related to keeping the needles small or simply to keep from drowning it. I'd love to see the one you got! There were only 3 left when I got there and I got my club mate to buy one of them.
 

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Marry her.

Well maybe not rush into it. But she seems level headed...and embraces ones passion of the hobby. She is a keeper for sure.

Stunning tree. Congrats!
My mother says this all the time. You should have seen the way guys were looking at her at the banquet lol. She even went to demos for Kusamono and Suseki and helped me appreciate those arts a lot more. Had to peel her away from Kathy Shaner's demo too. One day I'll get her to actually make a bonsai.
 

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It was pretty standard. I think his colleague said to do tea bags of biogold or some other organic, use two and swap them out for new ones in a different position every 2-3 weeks. I regret not asking Suthin himself but there was just so much going on in my head at the time. I was a little embarrassed after a while because I ended up back at his booth like 8 times throughout the day. I was curious if his concern about overwatering was somehow related to keeping the needles small or simply to keep from drowning it. I'd love to see the one you got! There were only 3 left when I got there and I got my club mate to buy one of them.

Sure, I got this one

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and then I did a couple loops and said if I came back and this trident was still there I'd get that too. It was.


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I'm reticent to say this in the event that the quince maker is on here, but the pine blew the quince I got elsewhere for hundreds more out of the water. The quince actually had rot that I had missed, on top of it. I just wanted a well developed chinese quince to work on so it's fine for my purposes, but I probably would have passed if I had noticed.
 

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Sure, I got this one

1115494a-37ee-427b-9ca7-a5f36f6e7a7c-jpeg.397145


and then I did a couple loops and said if I came back and this trident was still there I'd get that too. It was.


4f9c52d6-20ef-423f-aea5-872b74c1da9f-jpeg.397144


I'm reticent to say this in the event that the quince maker is on here, but the pine blew the quince I got elsewhere for hundreds more out of the water. The quince actually had rot that I had missed, on top of it. I just wanted a well developed chinese quince to work on so it's fine for my purposes, but I probably would have passed if I had noticed.
Shame about the rot...but the other two are amazing. Hope you can control the rot...and in time it will become a tree you are glad you bought.
 

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My mother says this all the time. You should have seen the way guys were looking at her at the banquet lol. She even went to demos for Kusamono and Suseki and helped me appreciate those arts a lot more. Had to peel her away from Kathy Shaner's demo too. One day I'll get her to actually make a bonsai.
Also, understand...she can appreciate your hobby...and embrace it without working any material. My husband is that way. It's enough for me. He has reimbursed me money for trees he really likes. I have a "kitty fund for bonsai". I put cash into a cup. When I get so much built up I buy. A few times...if I see something. I will just buy it. But...I try to remain under control with what I buy. I do have a space issue along with OCD.
 

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Congrats - nice looking tree. I was very tempted by a number of the pines Suthin had on his website and was planning to check out his sales booth at the show, but wasn't able to make it. Maybe next time. Though it sounds like he may have been mostly sold out by the time I would have got there (Sunday afternoon) anyway.
 

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Shame about the rot...but the other two are amazing. Hope you can control the rot...and in time it will become a tree you are glad you bought.

I'm almost positive it will, luckily. I think I got to it before it became bad enough to really ruin the whole situation. Probably would have haggled at least though, hah!
 

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Congrats - nice looking tree. I was very tempted by a number of the pines Suthin had on his website and was planning to check out his sales booth at the show, but wasn't able to make it. Maybe next time. Though it sounds like he may have been mostly sold out by the time I would have got there (Sunday afternoon) anyway.
He only had one left but it was gone by the end of day. It was my second favorite that he had though, I tried to convince my buddy to get it, but he like the other one that was more similar to mine. There is one left on Suthin's website, but it's quite a bit more expensive than the one I got but I think it's larger. I heard a rumor from someone in another club that he was going to stop selling soon, but I also heard someone say that was absolutely never going to happen so who knows lol.
 

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Sure, I got this one

1115494a-37ee-427b-9ca7-a5f36f6e7a7c-jpeg.397145


and then I did a couple loops and said if I came back and this trident was still there I'd get that too. It was.


4f9c52d6-20ef-423f-aea5-872b74c1da9f-jpeg.397144


I'm reticent to say this in the event that the quince maker is on here, but the pine blew the quince I got elsewhere for hundreds more out of the water. The quince actually had rot that I had missed, on top of it. I just wanted a well developed chinese quince to work on so it's fine for my purposes, but I probably would have passed if I had noticed.
I need to get in to trident maples someday. They are so cool and seem to be able to handle the heat in my area. Part of the reason I'm so taken with JBP is how hardy they are here.
 
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