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Steven

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What do you think?
« on: April 28, 2010, 05:36 PM »
This is my penjing or penjing-ish or penjcrap American Hornbeam forest. There are some things I need to correct on this. I put this together in '08. I've been feeding, watering and trimming. Right now it is nothing but hopefully someday down the road it might be decent.
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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 05:38 PM »
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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 06:16 PM »
Having seen this one in person, its better than the pictures show.  It does need refinement, and could stand a few more trees, but its getting there.  Work on getting these trunks a little bigger (or some of them) and add a few seedlings into the mix.

You might even consider adding a different species.  Azalea maybe?
 

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 08:09 AM »
Azaleas need acidic food and soil amendments. That might be tricky.
 

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 08:46 PM »
If you could see some of the mixed forest plantings at the NC Arboretum you wouldn't think that. I say that out of friendlyness. Some of the plantings have azaleas mixed ith deciduous and conifers. Course I have no idea if each tree is in its own pocket of specific soil to accomodate.
 

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010, 09:47 PM »
They aren't, some folks are very literal. Mixed plantings can work well, just be sure to keep it natural.
 

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2010, 06:48 PM »
If you could see some of the mixed forest plantings at the NC Arboretum you wouldn't think that. I say that out of friendlyness. Some of the plantings have azaleas mixed ith deciduous and conifers. Course I have no idea if each tree is in its own pocket of specific soil to accomodate.


Well then go for it. I think it would be awesome mixing some azaleas in there.
 

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2010, 10:00 PM »
http://bonsaistudygroup.com/general-discussion/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/msg3265/#msg3265

http://bonsaistudygroup.com/general-discussion/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/msg3267/#msg3267


A couple forests can be seen from the above links showing mixed plantings.  Granted, these are in a completely different style than it looks like Steven's going for.