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Jay Wilson

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Blueberry
« on: July 10, 2009, 08:23 PM »
Here's one of my blueberrys.
First picture: as collected in 2006.
Pic's 2&3 before and after defoliation a couple of months ago.
Last picture from a few days ago.

I think I've figured out how to grow these (styling is a whole 'nother thing ::))
Any suggestions or comments are welcome... Especially about pot choices. I plan to put this in a pot next spring.

Thanks,
 Jay
 

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Re: Blueberry
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009, 08:38 PM »
One more picture from today with a better background

Jay
 

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Re: Blueberry
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009, 09:10 PM »
Hi Jay:
What a beautiful tree.  Thanks for showing it.

Warmest regards,
Carl
 

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Re: Blueberry
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 12:42 AM »
Thanks Carl,
I like it a lot myself. It still has a way to go, but, like all my trees, it's a work in progress.

Jay
 

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Re: Blueberry
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 12:10 PM »
Jay, I like this one too.
Aren't all trees a work in progress? I know all of mine are.
Ken
 

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Re: Blueberry
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009, 05:45 PM »
I really like the trunk on this one and have always thought that Blueberry might make interesting bonsai...I appreciate your efforts with native material.  I think a smooth, glazed oval with muted colors (earthtones) would be very appropriate for this tree. Given the width of the root base, I would probably choose a wider pot than traditional guidelines might suggest. 

Thanks,
John
 

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Re: Blueberry
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 07:41 PM »
Jay, I like this one too.
Aren't all trees a work in progress? I know all of mine are.


Thank you Ken.
Some trees are just progressed further than others. :D  I've got a few in the boneyard that are finished. ::)

Jay
 

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Re: Blueberry
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009, 07:51 PM »
Don't we all, I try to get them in the trash as soon as possible so I don't have to look at them.
Ken 
 

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Re: Blueberry
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2009, 07:57 PM »
Hey John,
I've been playing with blueberrys for three or four years. Killed the ones I collected the first year, but I've found since then that they are really pretty easy. They will thrive without much root room and seem to grow continuously. Just keep them wet!
 
This is the first year I've defoliated any blueberry and, so far, they're bouncing back strongly. 

Thanks for the suggestion on the pot. I've got to find one by next spring.

Jay
 

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Re: Blueberry
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2009, 08:04 PM »
Don't we all, I try to get them in the trash as soon as possible so I don't have to look at them.
Ken 

I'm just the opposite.....I throw the carcasses in a pile next to my potting area as a reminder of  'things that didn't work'

Jay
 

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Re: Blueberry
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2009, 09:33 PM »
Some suggestions,
Erin Pots:
Look at the 6th pot down in the oval section at http://www.erinbonsai.com/ It is oval pot 567,  Size 9.25"x6.25"x2".

And oval pot 565, Size 9.25"x6.5"x2.25". The 13th pot down in the oval section.

Maybe even first pot in the rectangle section, rec 229.

Tokoname Pots:

http://www.tokoname.or.jp/bonsai/gallery/65f1.htm
http://www.tokoname.or.jp/bonsai/gallery/65f29.htm
http://www.tokoname.or.jp/bonsai/gallery/70f4.htm
http://www.tokoname.or.jp/bonsai/gallery/77f54.htm the first color
http://www.tokoname.or.jp/bonsai/gallery/80f11.htm
http://www.tokoname.or.jp/bonsai/gallery/78f46.htm