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Herman:
love the movement in the trunk :) its a awkward kind of elegance


best regards
Herman

Owen Reich:

--- Quote from: Zach Smith on August 08, 2015, 03:55 PM ---
--- Quote from: Owen Reich on August 04, 2015, 09:41 PM ---Yesterday, I detail wired the bonsai, removed the heavy wires on the roots, and defoliated the Parthenocissus quinquefolia.  Then, I slip-potted into a pink container by Michael Hagedorn I acquired from Jim Doyle of Nature's Way.  This is the third round of defoliation this year; first being largest Spring foliage, second was 50% of foliage (largest leaves and those creating shade), last was 90% defoliation leaving only the weakest foliage on new necessary shoots.

New foliage in the past has come out about the diameter of a silver dollar after three rounds.  Fall color should be dead on for Asheville  ;D.

--- End quote ---
Nice job, Owen.  I collected a trumpet vine about a month ago, it's just a trunk now but should grow like a vine(!).  Wisteria has always proven really hard for me to collect in larger size, they start rotting pretty quickly and don't seem to want to stop.  Have you ever worked with pepper vine?  I've got quite a bit of it where I live, but rarely see it with much trunk size.

Keep us posted on this one, anxious to see the progress.

Zach

--- End quote ---


Seems that wisteria growing in the deep South do not respond as well to transplanting as those further north.  In my experience, it's best to collect them when they are younger or smaller in diameter. 

Don't think I've ever worked with "pepper vine".  A Latin name would help.  Someone here likely has experience with them.

Zach Smith:

--- Quote from: Owen Reich on August 13, 2015, 12:09 AM ---
--- Quote from: Zach Smith on August 08, 2015, 03:55 PM ---
--- Quote from: Owen Reich on August 04, 2015, 09:41 PM ---Yesterday, I detail wired the bonsai, removed the heavy wires on the roots, and defoliated the Parthenocissus quinquefolia.  Then, I slip-potted into a pink container by Michael Hagedorn I acquired from Jim Doyle of Nature's Way.  This is the third round of defoliation this year; first being largest Spring foliage, second was 50% of foliage (largest leaves and those creating shade), last was 90% defoliation leaving only the weakest foliage on new necessary shoots.

New foliage in the past has come out about the diameter of a silver dollar after three rounds.  Fall color should be dead on for Asheville  ;D.

--- End quote ---
Nice job, Owen.  I collected a trumpet vine about a month ago, it's just a trunk now but should grow like a vine(!).  Wisteria has always proven really hard for me to collect in larger size, they start rotting pretty quickly and don't seem to want to stop.  Have you ever worked with pepper vine?  I've got quite a bit of it where I live, but rarely see it with much trunk size.

Keep us posted on this one, anxious to see the progress.

Zach

--- End quote ---


Seems that wisteria growing in the deep South do not respond as well to transplanting as those further north.  In my experience, it's best to collect them when they are younger or smaller in diameter. 

Don't think I've ever worked with "pepper vine".  A Latin name would help.  Someone here likely has experience with them.

--- End quote ---

Sorry about that.  Ampelopsis arborea.  Lovely foliage.

Zach

SpongeMann:
 Looks great ,it's creepy cool . None of my V. Creeper have that kind of movement.

Owen Reich:
"Creepy Cool" was the goal  ;D.  The branches of this one must be wired every 2-3 years so they don't become tangled.  Aluminum wire was left on for 1.5 years last time is was wired to ensure a good setting in place.

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