In 4min 14sec Bob gould shows how two bonsai trees are being made out of one 'Shimpaku,' a darling chubby hornbeam and how he solved a unique problem in the apex of his white pine.
Bob Gould turns the dimenutive trees in his hands in this 3min 11sec clip, Potentilla or Bush Cinquefoil, California Juniper or Juniperus californica and Camellia transarensis. The shohin size is popular in the bay area where Bob lives in Walnut Creek.
We meet two bonsai Zelkova and a Seiju Elm from Jim Gremel. In 4min 27sec Bob Gould introduces his favorite shohin Zelkova trees, balancing that with a sinuous upright Elm with a Rubin Guzman story involving a reverse taper.
In a break between storms we sat on Bob's terrace in the brisk sunshine. He took me on a tour of his, mainly, shohin sized collection. In 14 minutes you will meet and get to know nine trees: Cork bark Elm, Ulmus neri; Zelkova serrata; Seiju Elm, Ulmus parviflora var. ‘Seiju;’ Potentilla, bush cinquefoil; California juniper, juniperus californica; Camellia transarinsis, Juniperus chinensis ‘Shimpaku;’ Korean Hornbeam, Carpinus turczaniowii; Japanese White Pine, pinus parviflora.
Bob Gould explained that a member of his bonsai club was a photographer and arranged portraits of the members with a tree. First we see Bob from 40-years ago and his tree. Learn more about this 40-year relationship in 3minutes 45seconds.
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