What ever happened to Peter Tea and John Geanangel?

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John G is the man, I REALLY wish he would use this site. If you click on his profile though his last quote was pretty anti-bnut. Unfortunate, I admire his work with natives
 

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John G is the man, I REALLY wish he would use this site. If you click on his profile though his last quote was pretty anti-bnut. Unfortunate, I admire his work with natives
He was out of sorts that I asked a plant ID - we traded words but that is certainly not why he does not frequent here.

He virtually stopped awhile before that. It seemed he was getting fed up with redundant questions and being rather busy at work, home, and his Club he simply, and understandably did/does not have time.

I really like his work and unusual large plantings. And I do understand his situation.

His Blog makes him available either way.

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I liked and appreciated his blog because the information was a great teaching resource.
I get a little concerned for these folks.
When you get to know someone from the work they publish, and they go silent, I wonder if they have undergone a major life change and hope they are well.
 

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Pretty sure @Eric Group works with John a bit so he might know what John's up to.
I am lucky to call him a friend and to be so close to both he and Ken Duncan. They are both still very active in Bonsai and great at what they do. As someone mentioned above, John does post pretty often on FB. It is kind of silly IMO to be so anti Facebook as so many people seem to be. It, like any website, is what you make of it. If you post and follow a bunch of negative people, it seems like a Cess Pool, if you are positive and share good things, it is a great asset.

He did get fed up with this forum for multiple reasons but it is not really my place to speak his mind.

I don’t post much any more either, had a bad winter- both personal and Bonsai wise- still trying to put the pieces back together I guess. Hope to have stuff back on track soon, but if ya’ll need a John G fix- go to Facebook! Plenty of good forums to surf for Bonsai there! Bonsai snobs is a personal fave...
 
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It is kind of silly IMO to be so anti Facebook as so many people seem to be. It, like any website, is what you make of it.
Thanks Eric! I automatically pooh-poohed FB so I would fit in with the general attitude of all the haters, being a curmudgeon and all. ;) And I don't remember why I got on board. But I must say...for me it's only been a good experience. Mostly it's about bonsai. I put up what I do now and then and like the comments, etc. And the auction pages have been very helpful and trouble-free. I've sold a lot of pots and there's more to come. And also have bought a few. Some great material being shipped all over too. Can't ship here though so I just gloat.
My 2 cents.
 
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I am lucky to call him a friend and to be so close to both he and Ken Duncan. They are both still very active in Bonsai and great at what they do. As someone mentioned above, John does post pretty often on FB. It is kind of silly IMO to be so anti Facebook as so many people seem to be. It, like any website, is what you make of it. If you post and follow a bunch of negative people, it seems like a Cess Pool, if you are positive and share good things, it is a great asset.

He did get fed up with this forum for multiple reasons but it is not really my place to speak his mind.

I don’t post much any more either, had a bad winter- both personal and Bonsai wise- still trying to put the pieces back together I guess. Hope to have stuff back on track soon, but if ya’ll need a John G fix- go to Facebook! Plenty of good forums to surf for Bonsai there! Bonsai snobs is a personal fave...
Hi Eric, does John have a page on Facebook where he is sharing his work? Or is it on various group pages? Thanks for any help.