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Dave Murphy

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Re: My Rocky Mountain Juniper
« Reply #60 on: December 15, 2011, 05:00 PM »
Walmart, huh?  Well, they've got everything else, so why not, and I can't drive 5 minutes in any direction without passing one here in N. GA....  Thanks again, John.
 

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Re: My Rocky Mountain Juniper
« Reply #61 on: December 16, 2011, 09:44 AM »
I heard a rumor yesterday that lime sulfur is going to be illegal in all the states soon.  The bonsai curator at the Garden stocked up by buying several 5 gal. containers of lime sulfur just in case.  Have you guys heard anything?
 

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« Reply #62 on: December 16, 2011, 11:31 AM »
The feds reissued call for claims/licensure a few years ago, Bonide didn't renew theirs (fees?). Some states have banned new stock, ca, ri, me, nh(and one or two others). Don't know if others are contemplating. I picked some extra, a little goes a long way.
 

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« Reply #63 on: December 16, 2011, 11:36 AM »
Thanks for the info John, good to know.  I too am thinking of stocking up on some too.   Better safe than sorry...
 

Dave Murphy

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« Reply #64 on: April 16, 2012, 07:46 AM »
Took a pic this am...pushing new growth for over 6 weeks.
 

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« Reply #65 on: April 16, 2012, 10:04 AM »
Dark, but Very Nice Dave!  It's one of the nicest RMJ's in foliage health and density!  Well done!
 

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« Reply #66 on: April 17, 2012, 12:52 PM »
Chris, really?

Dave nice work, I know how hard these beasties are in the south.
 

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« Reply #67 on: April 17, 2012, 01:03 PM »
Really what?  I meant it. 
 

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« Reply #68 on: June 29, 2013, 09:01 PM »
This is a quote from Bonsai4me.com.
 "The beginner has to understand these rules in the same way that one has to learn what makes a Leonardo de Vinci painting better than a child's."

 If a child draws a stick figure, then cuts the face out of Mona Lisa and pastes it to the stick, its not the Mona Lisa.
 
    That's my take on Foliage grafting.

  Maybe its a Chicago thing, like Deep Dish Pizza!
 

Dave Murphy

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Re: My Rocky Mountain Juniper
« Reply #69 on: June 30, 2013, 08:31 AM »
I won't be grafting this juniper (though I am grafting others :))...I really love the light blue hue, and it is getting a bit tighter and compact each season.  These pics are from last week.
 

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Re: My Rocky Mountain Juniper
« Reply #70 on: August 22, 2013, 04:27 PM »
This is such a nice tree Dave. When do you cut yours back?
 

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« Reply #71 on: August 22, 2013, 04:32 PM »
Also, is this tree still wired to the tips? If so, is it possible to get a few shots of the wiring at the ends of the foliage?
 

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« Reply #72 on: August 22, 2013, 04:52 PM »
Sorce, I read your childish stick figure comment on grafting. I have read other such comments by some, about wiring, field growing, repotting, etc. Grafting can be a powerful tool in developing/restoring bonsai, among many other tools. When grafting is done well, you won't be able to tell where the grafts are. This is a case where horticultural technique can improve the art.

If you don't want to graft you plants, don't. It certainly doesn't matter to me. However, I suggest not emptying your tool box before you get started.
 

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« Reply #73 on: August 22, 2013, 07:21 PM »
Nice tree.  I'd keep it blue.  Some look better with shinpaku.  And yes, I used an "n".  That's how it's supposed to be spelled according to the pronunciation. 
 

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« Reply #74 on: August 22, 2013, 07:28 PM »
Owen, we be having the l=r and m=n conversation again.........