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Re: WInter Silhouettes
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2013, 09:19 PM »
A couple shohin hornbeams
 

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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2013, 10:10 AM »
Niiice all.
Al, is that first one the wizard of oz tree? 
Here is a shohin willow leaf ficus that I've never gotten around to wiring until yesterday.  Got tired of it looking like a mop! and this will probably be one of the only times I see it without leaves, so enjoy.  I'll be photographing my winter shots soon, so will be sure to post more.
 

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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2013, 09:12 PM »
Yep, the Wizard of Oz tree.
 

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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2013, 08:46 AM »
Beautiful absolutely beautiful! I love silhouettes of bonsai.

Dre  i definitely agree with you there, also, i believe we know a common collecter, the chef springer and the billy goat rough 
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i put up with springer to go and collect white cedar last summer,  and now i know where the eye of god resides  ;-)

This is a great thread jrob, thanks for it... I'll post mine soon enough!

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« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2013, 10:28 AM »
Hackberry in development.
 

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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2013, 03:52 PM »
Judy, In a previous home I owned I put in a row of 5 hackberries way before I became involved in bonsai. Every time I drive by that house I look at them and think what great material they would be. The were planted 26 years ago. JRob
 

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« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2013, 08:21 PM »
Judy, that hackberry is a beautiful image. Really looking great.
 

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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2013, 09:16 PM »
Thanks Al and JRob, could use some wiring, and there will be some cutbacks as well, but I like to leave that till winter is almost over.  These have issues with small twig dieback, so I let them grow strong late in the year, and do wiring late winter.  They get a little shaggy, but you almost have to do it to progress the ramification. 
Jrob, I bet those would be great by now.  Maybe you could make a deal with the now owners...
 

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« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2013, 09:19 PM »
Awesome trees all !


3 Early stage Ulmus.

1. Double trunk.  Slippery or American
2. 5 trunk. To be Airlayered per the "rules" in the spring. Right by the top potline.  Also Slippery or American
3. A single trunk. To be airlayered at the ziptie for better nebari in spring, and a severe pruning for taper and direction. I hope this to end up in a shohin forest of (i think) Chinese Elm.

Thanks!   
 

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« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2013, 09:24 PM »
Oh
That curved back runner on three may be my first educated attempt at a graft.
Any timing tips would be welcome!

Thanks again!

Sorce
 

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Re: WInter Silhouettes
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2013, 10:36 AM »
Impressive displays everyone! Judy, what is the temperature on your window sill for the willow leaf ficus? I'll post my maples when I get a chance.
 

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« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2013, 08:26 AM »
Very natural looking hackberry Judy!  They are fun to work with.  Ours here get very nasty in the fall, dropping black soot on everything under them, and have bad fall color, but still worth working with.
 

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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2013, 08:40 AM »
1493, I just have it at normal room temps until it gets into the single digits, then I put it on a seedling heat mat to compensate.  It's never given me a bit of trouble, and I don't really do anything special for it, honestly I never really liked it much till I just now wired it.
Brian, I wonder what is the diff. between your local hackberrys, mine have really nice yellow fall color, and no soot? I like the way the natural growth habit on the twigs and branches twist around.
 

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« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2013, 09:48 AM »
Brian,  Judy,

   Judy, remember you told me about not cutting hackberry later than August? I'm going with 7/4.

  I think that may help you with fall color Brian, or is it leaf gall?

I know mine went black tip from overfertilizing. But no soot.

Pic of good yellow color last fall, when it WAS infested with ???
And this early winter silhouette, note black tips on last leaves from overfert.

Do you guys have problems with little green crawlers under leaves? I don't think they are aphids.


 
 

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« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2013, 08:19 PM »
I don't know what the soot is, but it happens with those in the landscape, and they discolor anything below.  It seems fairly common around here.  The leaves go pale yellow in the fall, but the soot happens from the late summer to late fall.

Judy, where did yours come from?  Wonder if it was collected in the South.