Itoigawa Hints and Tips

Kisetsu-en Shohin Bonsai Europe FORUM Q&A Itoigawa Hints and Tips

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  • #68594
    BigC
    Participant

    Hi,

    Any hints or tips on how to clean up and present my shohin Itoigawa for a lowly local show?

    Any help on cleaning out and shaping and moss preparation would be greatly appreciated

    Regards

    Colin20230507_103255

    #68600
    Geoff Hobson
    Participant

    It is quite difficult to tell what branches are in there. But it does need thinning quite a lot and wired. I assume that is your front, I wonder what the other side is like?  The apex is also dense and needs thinning and wiring and I would bring it to the left. Why don’t you send pics to Morten and come into the Q and A next Thursday when more members could make suggestions? I will be on as well as others. It is a nice tree, as for moss I look for moss and  put a thin layer on the surface.

    #68603
    albek
    Keymaster

    Cleaning up the underside of the foliage pads and cutting out extensive growth will help form the foliage pads and define the tree better. There is a tutorial about that on this page. Scroll down to the video about creating foliage pads. Fanning out some of the branches might also be a good idea, but difficult to advice in detail from a photo.

    Video – Basics

    #68604
    albek
    Keymaster

    Cleaning up the underside of the foliage pads and cutting out extensive growth will help form the foliage pads and define the tree better. There is a tutorial about that on this page. Scroll down to the video about creating foliage pads. Fanning out some of the branches might also be a good idea, but difficult to advice in detail from a photo.

    Video – Basics

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