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Jason E

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Re: Yamadori Mt Hemlock
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2014, 11:31 PM »
Thanks Owen, good to know. have been in the mountains a lot this year, finding some nice cedars.
Shim, out of curiosity, do you know what type of hemlock you have?

Care would be similar to that of spruce or fir, one strong rush of growth per year.
High level moisture demands + heat sensitivity.

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shimsuki

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Re: Yamadori Mt Hemlock
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2014, 06:01 PM »
Do you know what type of hemlock you have?

It's a weeping hemlock that we picked up from a nursery just to play with. We'll see if it ever becomes a bonsai. http://bonsaistudygroup.com/conifer-bonsai-discussion/tsuga-candensis-'sargenti'/

I was thinking it was similar to spruce, it has a lot of the same characteristics from looking at it closely.

Thanks,
Shim
 

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« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2014, 10:29 AM »
These are great trees, bashful barking up also, i love that deadwood also, really good material there!

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We sometimes have this impression that a good bonsai must have this rugged fissured bark to be good.  Personally; I think we have to take a tree for what it gives us.  I appreciate the smooth light colored bark highlighted by the gorgeous bright green foliage and I would be less in awe of this tree if it had the kind of bark a lot of us drool over demonstrated by JBP and a couple of other conifers.  A fir is a fir why does it need to be something it is not? 
 

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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2014, 10:33 AM »
These are great trees, bashful barking up also, i love that deadwood also, really good material there!

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Personally I really like the nature of the bark on a Fir, this fir in-particular.  I think it adds to the appearance of the tree highlighted by the beautiful bright green needles.  JMHO, and not meant to cause controversy.