Author Topic: Another boxwood (boxus wintergem/wintergreen)  (Read 2435 times)

roelex14

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Another boxwood (boxus wintergem/wintergreen)
« on: August 09, 2009, 07:52 PM »
Got this from field grown landscape stock... is doing well so far.
Plan to raise it out of the dirt to expose roots, wondering if there's anything else i should do for now (i.e. pruning?)

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Jeff Lahr

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Re: Another boxwood (boxus wintergem/wintergreen)
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009, 10:21 PM »
Your tree looks healthy, which is always important. From the photo it is difficult to tell which style of bonsai this tree might turn out to be. Do you have any plans? As you study the different styles, you can also be encouraging secondary branching closer to the trunk (which will involve pruning next spring). There looks like there might be some inverse taper in the trunk where the lower branch meets the trunk, this will need to be either eliminated or hidden if you want to develop a traditional bonsai.

You did not mention your experience level, so I hope my thoughts are not  too basic and insulting.
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roelex14

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Re: Another boxwood (boxus wintergem/wintergreen)
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 01:45 AM »
haha.... yeah definitely somewhat of a beginner, but i absorb everything anyone tells me, so maybe if like u could expand on what u said.
as far as style goes, i'm gonna keep it more of a natural/formal upright look, i'm not a fan of doin abstract things, at least with boxwoods.

but yeah, i wish this site would let us post bigger pics, but if u could kind of explain that i'd appreciate it greatly!

thanks!
 

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Re: Another boxwood (boxus wintergem/wintergreen)
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 07:40 PM »
I notice you seem to have some stuff in what looks to be tera-cotta pots. If these are normal tera-cotta pots from a garden center, they will probably crack this winter, just a friendly warning.
Shimsuki
 

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Re: Another boxwood (boxus wintergem/wintergreen)
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 09:33 PM »
I notice you seem to have some stuff in what looks to be tera-cotta pots. If these are normal tera-cotta pots from a garden center, they will probably crack this winter, just a friendly warning.
Shimsuki
... not necessarily. I have several that will be heading into their fifth winter. It depends where the pots over winter. That being said a totally vitrified pot is indeed safer.
 

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Re: Another boxwood (boxus wintergem/wintergreen)
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2009, 01:27 AM »
haha
yeah, this is what i had just for the time being
i still can't figure out what to do with them over the winter
 

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Re: Another boxwood (boxus wintergem/wintergreen)
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2009, 03:43 PM »
i still can't figure out what to do with them over the winter
Do you have an unheated garage?
 

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Re: Another boxwood (boxus wintergem/wintergreen)
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2009, 03:18 PM »
I talked to my horticulter teacher here at Illinois State University. I took them out of the pots and put them in a base of grass and mulched leaves, then covered them with mulched leaves to protect them from snow pack and wind burn...