Author Topic: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project  (Read 19217 times)

Owen Reich

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2014, 11:51 PM »
A few cuts made this year.  In the second photo, there are some cuts made to slow trunks down, but also open up some areas for next year's branch selection.

Photo progressions that Matsubonsai, JRob, Brian van Fleet, etc. have posted on this forum show what can be accomplished with a plan of action over the years.  It is my hope to do the same with this thread.  The most readily visible and perhaps best documented bonsai are available in the books, blogs, and articles of William N. Valavanis and Walter Pall. 
« Last Edit: December 16, 2014, 12:20 AM by Owen Reich »
 

DorianJF

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2014, 08:03 AM »
Great project Owen.

Really looking forward to following this and seeing what direction it will go.

Maybe post some pictures before the branch selection next year and lets guess and see if we have the same vision as you?
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2014, 08:09 AM »
Cool clump.  Looks like you have quite a few projects squirreled away back there!
 

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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2014, 08:59 PM »
Great find Owen . I follow you on youtube and on blogs. You commented on a couple of my posts  and I didn't put two and two together. I noticed recently it was you. Well your videos  got me hooked on bonsai.  I just wanted to say thanks man
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2014, 12:05 AM »
The videos are Bjorn's and I contributed.  Glad you enjoy them.  That made my day  :).

 Brian, the project count has decreased to a manageable level; 10 or so long term projects including this one. 
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2014, 07:29 AM »
I had missed the first leafless shots in October, good to see the bones on this one.  Are your long term plans to keep it as a clump?  I love a well done clump.
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2014, 08:03 AM »
It will be a clump style for sure.  To have any sense of delicacy and movement, anything straight needs to be deleted or shortened. 
 

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« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2014, 02:38 PM »
I really do enjoy you Bjorn's videos. They are very informative and easy to undertand.  Keep up the great work
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2015, 08:04 PM »
Bjorn is good at what he does. 

An update on the maple.  Repotted it today finally.  Hasn't had root work done in 6 years.  Huge relief to me to get it in good media and a nicer non-petroleum based container.  Will post pics of the "after" soon.  Pic one is of the front after charting the course for this guy for the next few years.

Kudos to Joe Harris for layering this guy way back when.  Lots of circling roots close on the base of the tree and lots of excellent surface roots just under them....  Will start the deletion of the big trunk in the back left soon as well as a number of thick or straight branches throughout the canopy.


 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2015, 01:45 AM »
Man that is going to be a winner.

Beautiful roots and so much to work from.

 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2015, 07:45 AM »
I can only see the first two current pics on Owens post??? Would love to see it in it's new container, this looks like a fun tree to develop. 
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2015, 09:03 AM »
Haven't taken an "after" shot from repotting yet.  Will do that today.
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2015, 04:51 PM »
Judy, I keep running into the same thing with many pictures on the forum right now. Some show up, and there are x's where the others would be.

Awesome maple Owen! Feel free to drop it off for um... "safe keeping" ... this weekend! ;) lol
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2015, 07:28 PM »
Me as well. And some photos, like the second one in Owen's 22 Feb post, are just a big black square when I click it to see the larger version.
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Project
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2015, 05:49 AM »
Looking good.

The pic thing is bugging me too!

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