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rockm

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2010, 02:24 PM »
MILD musk scent? ;D :D Mine STINKS (in more ways than one). It is the Pepe La Pew of my bonsai.

Yours is beautiful and give me a sense of what's possible with these. My sapling has a 1/4" trunk and umbrellas out with three main shoots about an inch up the trunk. A semicascade--like yours-is a distinct possibility with it.
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2010, 12:03 AM »
Love that honeysuckle, Mike - what type of honeysuckle is it?
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2010, 10:19 AM »
Its some native honeysuckle. I collected it in the Hudson Valley of New York State. They were bordering a farmer's fields. The farm was being destroyed for a condo development and a fellow bonsaist (Craig Cowing) invited people to come up and collect. So whatever  honeysuckle is prevalent in the Northeast, this is one of those.  ;)
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2010, 11:59 PM »
Interesting - I dug up a few extremely overgrown honeysuckles when I moved into my house a few years ago.  Mine are the invasive Lonicera mackii.  Local bonsai people seem not to have even tried using them.

If yours is the same type of honeysuckle, I am encouraged by all of the branching you've established on yours.  It seems to me that if I prune any branches while they are dormant, the tree abandons the branches in the spring, but pruning during the growing season encourages branching.  Is that your experience, too?

The same Craig Cowing once encouraged me to collect some honeysuckle (the same Lonicera mackii I have) in St. Louis.  I believe I have seen photos of his own Lonicera mackiis, which were impressive, now that I think about it.  Anyway, thanks for sharing the tree.
 

William N. Valavanis

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2010, 08:19 AM »
Mike,

Here is a Honeysuckle I've been working on for a few years. It was collected in upstate New York, and I believe it's a Lonicear morrowii.

Bill

 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2010, 09:54 AM »
That's great Bill.

No matter how often I visit your garden, there's always another beautiful tree for me to discover.
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2010, 09:57 AM »
Wow Bill.  This has nothing to do with Honeysuckle or silhouettes, but I love the detail in that stand.
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2010, 12:34 AM »
great shot! Doesnt even seem real.
anyone ready for spring yet?
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2010, 08:53 AM »
I am not ready for spring yet. The trees have not slept enough! Maybe if they we all tropicals I'd feel differently. My outside storage shelter has been encrusted with snow and ice from this week's storms. I can hear the old guys snoring when I take the dogs out.

JRob
 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2010, 12:50 PM »
I took some pictures yesterday, here are some of the better trees.

 

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Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2010, 12:52 PM »
Here are some pre-bonsai we are playing with:





You can see big pics here: http://naturalbonsai.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/winter-silhouettes/


Shim