Small shimp , not mame

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This is a small shimp that Will ( the Grouper ) got for me at Bonsai Northwest when I was really down about bonsai. It was 2006 believe and he was kind enough to pick it out and ship it too me. I still think I owe him more money.
 

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In 2008 it received it's first real wireing. Some that saw this on another , now defunct forumn thought I'd killed it but such was not the case
 

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Yah... that grouper52 is a peach... plus it's all good karma for him... :D

Which angle of the tree in the last pair is the one you are going to plant it at??

V
 

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And finally today with a new potthis spring and some slight pruning and pinching. I think it's finally looking something like a bonsai and sure has saved my self esteam as a bonsaiest.
Thanks Will
 

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Yah... that grouper52 is a peach... plus it's all good karma for him... :D

Which angle of the tree in the last pair is the one you are going to plant it at??

V
You bet he is. It came out pretty close to the first.. Planting angles are something that I still have trouble with.
 

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And finally today with a new potthis spring and some slight pruning and pinching. I think it's finally looking something like a bonsai and sure has saved my self esteam as a bonsaiest.
Thanks Will
Kool !!!!!!!!!!!!!

keep it green,
Harry
 
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Ok... so now I want to come swimming in your pool....lol

Ok... back to the tree.... it's coming along nicely. Have you toyed with putting more movement into that right side subtrunk/branch? Maybe guying it down a bit...?

V
 

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Hello Dwight.. You are right.. it is starting to look like a bonsai and coming along nicely. I agree with Victrinia about guy wiring that branch on the right. Seems like you did a great job guy wiring the other 2 branches...Maybe have the super glue on stand by just in case...:)

Also, that banch is rather thick as far as proportions go..Since the tree is almost like a split trunk or sling shot sort of variation, that branch is going to get even thicker since most of the energy is going into 2 main leaders. You probably want to decide relatively soon what or if you are going to do with it. To keep it from getting a lot thicker, you may want to make sure that you prune more on that branch or you could jin a prtion of the branch.. However, that is risky and you would have to make sure that the whole branch is alive before you reduced it.

It is coming along nicely...

Rob
 

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Ok... so now I want to come swimming in your pool....lol

Ok... back to the tree.... it's coming along nicely. Have you toyed with putting more movement into that right side subtrunk/branch? Maybe guying it down a bit...?

V
Just waiting for fall. I thought I'd let it rest till then
 

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Hello Dwight.. You are right.. it is starting to look like a bonsai and coming along nicely. I agree with Victrinia about guy wiring that branch on the right. Seems like you did a great job guy wiring the other 2 branches...Maybe have the super glue on stand by just in case...:)

Also, that banch is rather thick as far as proportions go..Since the tree is almost like a split trunk or sling shot sort of variation, that branch is going to get even thicker since most of the energy is going into 2 main leaders. You probably want to decide relatively soon what or if you are going to do with it. To keep it from getting a lot thicker, you may want to make sure that you prune more on that branch or you could jin a prtion of the branch.. However, that is risky and you would have to make sure that the whole branch is alive before you reduced it.

It is coming along nicely...

Rob
Lets see if I can move it first. Remember this tree is my first in many ways
 
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Ones first is always memorable, sometimes a bit awkward, but always special and held dear.:D
 

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Any one else get the feeling Vic is the reincarnation of Emily Bronte ?
 

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Wellllll . . . I wondered and worried what became of that tree! But I see there was no need at all to worry. :D

Great progress, Dwight. I agree with the thoughts of Vic and October, though some of the work may be difficult/risky. It's got to be brought down and in over time in one fashion or another, but it certainly is off to a great start. Makes me very happy to have lent a hand when you were in need. :D And to think that it kept your hand in the game until you landed that great California juniper is an added pleasure indeed!

Will
 

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OK guys , I moved the branch down as much as I could for now. Unfortunately ( or not ) it also cane forward a little partially hiding the sharri going up the trunk. It actually looks much better in person than in my crappy photography. The third shot is the back
 

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