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ericrobinson

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2010, 02:01 PM »
Great job!!
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2010, 11:03 PM »
Shim, these trees do grow flowers, don't they?   ;)

Haha no, and neither does my shimpaku!  :P  I have been bitten by the spruce bug though, thanks to Mike and his inspiration. I am going to look into Engelmann Spruce though, because he thinks it has great potential for American bonsai.


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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2010, 07:17 AM »
I will be interested to see if Englemann's spruce will thrive in the midwest. I have tried a couple of them (pretty well established collected trees) and they both declined and died over about 3-4 years. Your winters are colder so that may be a big help. I have however, kept Colorado, Black hills Spruce and  a Stka SPruce alive and thriving for a long time. The Sitka grow under 30% shade, the others are out in full sun. Interested to see how the others will do up your area.

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2012, 09:29 PM »
Any update on this one?

I had an Ezo, back in the day.  It did not like the hot Atlanta summer, and died from the top down.
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2012, 09:46 PM »
Tree is doing well. It is still in winter storage. Will not be repotted since it had extensive work done last year. root growth really good last year. hoping it really pushes this year. Ill post some pics when it is pulled out.

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2012, 07:38 PM »
Good Evening All,

Thought I'd provide an update on this tree since I was just reviewing Saburo Kato's book Forest, Rock Planting & Ezo Spruce Bonsai - edited & compiled by William N. Valavanis (thanks so muck Bill). The tree is doing very well and is swelling out of dormancy. After the extensive work do on it in 2010 it spent last year recovering and by the time it went into storage roots were growing out of the bottom of the pot. I am really pleased with how much it has pushed this spring and she is looking strong and healthy.  She'll be well cared for and maybe next year be ready for a new container (something special, Maybe a Kreb) - we'lll see. I just love this time of year with my trees. So much enjoyment.

JRob
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2012, 08:32 PM »
JRob:

Your Spruce looks good. Now, if you like Kato's book, wait until you see the new issue of International BONSAI! The 2012/NO. 2 issue (which I'm now completing) has a long illustrated article by Masahiko Kimura creating a small size Yatsubusa ezo spruce bonsai! And, it looks very similar to yours.

Mr. Kimura's new articles in the magazine feature smaller material which is more easy to obtain outside of Japan and is appealing to many of our readers around the world.

Look for it in your mail box soon.

Bill
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2012, 11:11 AM »
Wonderful Ezo Spruce! I've always wanted to find them, since their needles are so short, but no luck yet.
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2013, 08:05 PM »
Evening All,

Repotted my son's Ezo Spruce last weekend while he and a buddy where on their way to Florida for spring break. He claims St. Augustine is becoming his favorite city. He caught a 4' Hammerhead Shark while deep sea fishing. Attended a day at Bike Week in Daytona. Stopped at the Jack Daniel's Brewery in TN on the way down. Had what he claims was his best burrito in Jacksonville and tonight was having Lobster and Shrimp taco beach front at A1A Brewery in St. Augustine. Must be nice to have a bonsai assistant to take care of your trees and foot your his bills while in college. Certainly hope he comes to visit me when I am sitting in a nursing home somewhere. His Grandparent's in Florida are thrilled he came down for a visit and are glad for anytime spent with them. He is a good kid and I am proud to have him as a son and delighted we can share a bonsai journey together.

The Ezo is in an inexpensive pot a color and shape I like for the tree and I am now keeping my eyes open for a special pot for her.

JRob
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2013, 06:33 PM »
Evening All,

Been wiring trees all afternoon and will finish this little guy tomorrow. Time to make supper. Thought you'd all like an update before he goes into winter storage in the next couple of weeks. He had another successful growing year and is heathy and tons of vigor. Hagedorn and I did some light pruning last weekend. He's 12" tall from the top of the pot to the apex. Still on the hunt for a worthy pot. JRob
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2013, 05:37 AM »
Great thanks for the update. Great kid. Great tree.

I wasn't expecting the tree to be so full, its growing well.

Up at the top I was thinking Shim was the dog, glad to read he is your son!

What is the dogs name?

Sweet little ezo.

Sorce
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2013, 08:30 AM »
Nice way to spend a day....wiring trees.  And this one is pretty neat.
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2013, 12:36 PM »
Source - The Chihuahua is named Olive - He is Shohin sized. JRob
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2013, 01:16 PM »
Lol JRob.

Thanks!
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2014, 06:03 AM »
Morning All,

Thought I'd show the difference this cold winter has made. There is a picture in this thread from two years ago almost to the day. The one in 2011 shows the buds swelling and ready to pop. This year because of the extremely cold and prolonged winter by comparison has the buds still as tight and closed as can be. Just proves you've got to know your trees and adjust to the growing conditions uniquely as you work on them, We've been having nice days in St. Louis but nights still mostly at or below freezing. But spring can finally be felt in the air. I am anxious and excited. JRob