Author Topic: Winter Silhouettes  (Read 9740 times)

mcpesq817

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2010, 09:17 AM »
japanese maple
bald cypress
japanese maple clump
another japanese maple clump

Hi Don - really great trees as usual from you.  I particularly love that BC and the second JM clump :D
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2010, 09:33 AM »
Thanks for the nice words.

The hornbeam's pot is from that underachiever Nick Lenz.  :)

The honeysuckle's potter is unknown. It is European, but my friend who gave it to me doesn't remember the source. If anyone knows, please tell us.

Don, love the first maple clump. Something about those vertical group compositions really speak to me.

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2010, 04:43 PM »
Don - Did you regrow roots at one time on the Tridents?
Mike - Pot might be English - Erin or Walsall.
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2010, 07:39 AM »
Don - Did you regrow roots at one time on the Tridents?

No. I got the Japanese Maples in a collection I bought from a guy on the east coast.  I think they came from BonsaiWest and are imported trees.  The wide group has a fused base the size of a dinner plate.  The tall, narrow group is my favorite maple group, ever.
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2010, 07:58 AM »
I was looking at a maple today at Lodder bonsai with similar fused roots. €5000 or $6500 to you...
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2010, 11:51 AM »
I was looking at a maple today at Lodder bonsai with similar fused roots. €5000 or $6500 to you...

That's about right.  They aren't cheap, but you get what you pay for.
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2010, 04:05 PM »
All, Since I started the thread thought I should post a few of my shohin.

First tree is a Premna microphylla japonica "Japanese Musk Maple" in a japanese pot.
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2010, 04:10 PM »
The second tree is a shohin Acer palmatum "Shishigashira" - Lion's Head or Lions Mane Japanese Maple.
The third tree is a shohin Acer buergeranum - Trident Maple
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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2010, 04:18 PM »
the fourth tree is a shohin Ligustrum species not yet identified, "Privet"

the fifth tree has sentimental value. It is one of the earliest shohin I bought to practice techniques of ramification, wiring and scar healing on. It was only $15.00 and now I can not seem to part with it even though Shim would like to see it go. I bought it on feb 21 2009. It is a Carpinus.
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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2010, 04:22 PM »
The final tree is a very immature Toyo-nishiki quince that I am playing with.

JRob,

Lets keep the silhouettes coming.
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2010, 05:20 PM »
JRob, have you thought about a (ground) layer for the Carpinus. I would think that some new roots about an inch or so.., it's hard to measure without scale, might make you want to keep this one. Or you can just ship it up to Vermont

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Don Blackmond

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2010, 05:21 PM »
Jeffrey, the shishi looks good as usual.
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2010, 08:25 PM »
Where'd you get the premna? Don't see it much here in the states. Nice tree.

I have a spindly sapling I got from a local nursery. Needs about 45 years development  ;D

Also, it STINKS. I mean, Jeez, I had to put it in the very corner of the yard by itself it smells so bad... ;D
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2010, 02:07 AM »
Where'd you get the premna?

We got it from our very own Don Blackmond from Gregory Beach Bonsai
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2010, 08:25 AM »
Jay,

Shim has also recommended an air layer if I am going to keep the tree. I'll just keep it healthy and continue the styling and ramification and we'll see how it develops.

Don,

Thanks, I've got a very nice Japanese pot that I am going to put it in for my dosplay at Shohin STL. The nebari has developed nicely. Heavy fertilizer placed around the trunk has produced a massive amount of fine feeder roots that are fusing and producing the "pooling"  at the base of the trunk that is so desirable.

Rockm,

My son is correct it is from Don. 2 of the six trees I purchased from him have won ribbons from japanese judges. I am hoping a display of my trees purchased from him does well at Shohin STL in 2011. This premna has a mild musk scent and I love the way it perfumes the bench when it is watered or brushed. It is a unique species. There is another one in STL owned by a club member but as you said it is rare here in the states. Even in japan I understand that it is not all that common.  

JRob
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