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Owen Reich

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Re: Bald Cypress
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2011, 10:35 AM »
Good to know.  I'm planning on pursuing the aeroponic route as oxygen supply is excellent and the results I've heard about from commercial produce growers (tomatoes, spinach, etc) and the ahem..... less legal producers seem to like the technology  ::).  If someone wanted to get really snazzy, a CO2 injected aeroponic chamber would really jam.  A bit overkill though as my bald cypress in 90% inorganic and 10% peat moss with liberal doses of synthetic fertilizer will produce 4 foot shoots in a season.  I'm more concerned with trunk caliper increase and branch development.  I am a bit worried about the transition from an aeroponic system to a bonsai pot but only a little.
 

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Re: Bald Cypress
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2011, 01:41 PM »
I don't know... ;D Why devote that much time and $$ to something you can do for free in half the time? SImply planting a BC out in the ground will produce dramatic results in two years...
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Bald Cypress
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2011, 07:22 AM »
Rockm, I agree to some extent.  However, what if it calipers up young trees faster or produces a massive nebari or something else that's hard to achieve rapidly?  I will be building a bonsai nursery when I finish my studies and have always wanted huge base shohin and chuhin bald cypress with perfect taper.  I met a man at Brussels Bonsai last year who sucessfully collected bald cypress knees and immediately grafted scions to them successfully.  I was very impressed.  I'm mainly trying something new.  It has been inspiring learning some of the Japanese tricks of the trade to create bonsai from material that seems worthless.  My efforts may be futile, but it can't hurt to try.
 

ironman

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Re: Bald Cypress
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2011, 08:19 AM »
I like the way you think, Owen.