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Re: My other larch
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2011, 01:42 PM »
Well, I got this one into it's first pot last night.  the pot is Japanese, and the tree was collected just a couple weeks shy of two years ago.  Once it recovers from the rootwork, I should really be able to bend the branches, as they are quite flexible.

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Re: My other larch
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2011, 04:29 PM »
Well, I got this one into it's first pot last night.  the pot is Japanese, and the tree was collected just a couple weeks shy of two years ago.  Once it recovers from the rootwork, I should really be able to bend the branches, as they are quite flexible.

Dave

Dave, I like the way this one is going. I might suggest, though, a bigger pot as you have already indicated it's as deep as it will go in this one. While the shape is pleasing, using this pot has required you to mound the soil up to cover the roots. This is always less than optimal because either the water will erode the soil over time, or the soil will eventually firm up and the water will run off the pot instead of pooling and sinking into the soil.

Boon has taught us, and photos of masterpieces all over the world bear this out, that the soil should be level and just below the rim of the pot. For cultivation purposes, this is best. If the pot seems too big for the tree, it probably is, but this is something to be dealt with over time by good root work.
 

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Re: My other larch
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2011, 02:06 PM »
Bursting buds abound
 

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Re: My other larch
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2011, 02:06 PM »
Added about three guy wires, and lightly pruned for shape.

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Re: My other larch
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2011, 01:25 PM »
Added some moss and stuff for the club show this past weekend.

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Re: My other larch
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2012, 01:13 AM »
Fully wired and ready for spring.
 

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Re: My other larch
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2012, 02:07 AM »
Very cool.  I would consider shortening the low hanging left trunk back to around the start of the fork and re-grow thinner branches.  That would balance the current upper canopy and the dropping trunk well.
 

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Re: My other larch
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2012, 12:38 PM »
Owen, shortening that branch is in the plans for the future.  I already cut it back some when I styled the tree.  If it grows well, hopefully I can work it back further.  Thanks for looking.