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Jeff Lahr

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Re: Winter Berry
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2009, 12:22 AM »
I just realized I should post a photo of the entire display here! Here is a photo from above as the tree was sitting in the queue to be loaded onto the truck the morning of the show, and a shot of the display as shown at the exhibit.

Thanks for posting the display photos, Chris. It is a larger tree than I first imagined. I am very ignorant about displays. Is there a specific reason that a scroll was not used? Would it be considered unnecessary? (The little pine is cute, too).
 

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Re: Winter Berry
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2009, 10:50 AM »
For chuhin size trees (12"-18") a 3 point display (meaning 3 objects in the display) is usually used, composing a vast number of possible combination's.  The owner chose a smaller tree and an accent plant as his two other points.  He could have used a scroll and an accent plant, or a scroll and a suiseki or a suiseki and an accent plant or a truck load of other combination's.  The goal is to fill up the display space, and so long as each piece is of sufficient quality (which all 3 of these are) it is really up to the person doing the display to decide what they want to present along with the main tree.  Often deciding what pieces will accompany your main tree can either really set off your display, or dull it down if the wrong companions are used.  Honestly that is my favorite part of a show, is deciding which trees go with which accents/scrolls etc.  Hope this helps.

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Petit-arbre

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Re: Winter Berry
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2010, 10:36 AM »
boon,

I need a precision
When you wired the ilex in May and June July or August: do you make a cut at the same time or do you let the entire shoot.
I understand that you do just wired the first 10 cm of the shoot but I do not know if you reduce also the shoot to 6 or 8 leaves for example.

In the second wiring, what did you wire?
> the rest of the branch wired a month before?
>the same branch: you remove wiring and rewired the same branch because of the risk that the wire cut the branch?
> or new shoots that are appeared on the branch after a cut?

I am not sure to understand very well what you explains sorry
but beautiful tree...
 

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Re: Winter Berry
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2010, 11:34 AM »
boon,

I need a precision
When you wired the ilex in May and June July or August: do you make a cut at the same time or do you let the entire shoot.
I understand that you do just wired the first 10 cm of the shoot but I do not know if you reduce also the shoot to 6 or 8 leaves for example.

In the second wiring, what did you wire?
> the rest of the branch wired a month before?
>the same branch: you remove wiring and rewired the same branch because of the risk that the wire cut the branch?
> or new shoots that are appeared on the branch after a cut?

I am not sure to understand very well what you explains sorry
but beautiful tree...

The first 3 years during growing season, no shoots were cut they were all let grow.  Wire cut in within 4-6 weeks.  Wire was removed and re wire 3 times the first year.  twice the second and third year.
4th year, light wiring is done again.  Owner let some fruits on.
In fall I cut back to 2-4 buds.  When I wire I keep only 2 branches on each end. 
We repot this tree in December.  The owner chose to do it early.  Weather is mild here in the bay area.
In 2008, in may it is cut to 6-8 leaves.  No wire in 2008.  We let it fruit.  It is shown in Jan 2009.
Fruiting flowering trees need more leaves to feed the fruits and flowers.
I hope this help.
Boon
 

boon

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Re: Winter Berry
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2010, 01:30 AM »
this is the work that is done today.  we thin some branches out.  the first 1 or 2 small leaves at the base of the branches were pulled.   long branches were cut to 6-8 leaves.  some branches were wired.
before pic
close up of the flowers
finished
« Last Edit: May 24, 2010, 01:32 AM by boon »
 

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Re: Winter Berry
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2010, 05:11 AM »
Thanks boon for the explanation !
 

boon

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Re: Winter Berry
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2010, 11:04 PM »
Thanks boon for the explanation !

you're welcome