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Jay Wilson

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Another Blueberry
« on: March 18, 2010, 10:34 PM »
This blueberry is covered with blooms! So many that I'm a bit worried it may not have enough reserves left to grow leaves.
I'll thin them out soon, leaving enough to make a nice berry crop.
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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 11:09 PM »
Very nice. I saw some at a nursery today that I might try.

How do they respond to being cut back?


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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 11:22 PM »
Not sure about in a pot but they go nuts when cut back in the ground. Grew up picking blueberries - sigh. Nice thing about them is they have to be cross pollenated so if you only have one kind you can have flowers without worrying about the mess of the fruit.
 

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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2010, 07:49 AM »
Hello Shim. Thanks. It's still got a way to go before I'd call it show ready but the blooms this year make up for its defects.

They generally bud back nicely...only sometimes they will die back to a branch union instead of breaking bud where you want them to.

Steve, I don't have much problem with the fruit....birds take care of that for me.

For what its worth, here's a video.

Jay

Small blueberry in bloom
 

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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2010, 09:40 AM »
I love this tree
 

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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2010, 03:41 PM »
Beautiful tree!  Thanks for the video - that was really cool to watch.
 

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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2010, 04:49 PM »
Thanks guys, I love this tree too...but I'm prejudiced :)
Give me four or five more years and I think the tree will live up to your compliments.

As for the video: Many thanks to John G. for inspiring me with his videos. I think he is one of the pioneers in this cool and better way to show trees and share information on the net. Thanks John!!

Jay
 

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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010, 08:21 AM »
Love the tree. Don't really like the pot--It's a pot for a pine and MUCH too formal for this tree. Something less rigid (oval or even round) with a subtle, but colorful glaze would work better
 

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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2010, 10:14 PM »
Love the tree. Don't really like the pot--It's a pot for a pine and MUCH too formal for this tree. Something less rigid (oval or even round) with a subtle, but colorful glaze would work better

Agreed
 

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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2010, 09:09 AM »
I like the tree.  I might get slammed on this, but to me I'm stating the obvious.  The low branch seems out of character w/ the rest of the tree.  Its long, thin, and lanky where the rest of the tree seems to suggest age.  That said, I know nothing of tending to blueberries, other than that they can be a little finicky.  Does it backbud?  Are they flexible?

 

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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2010, 12:15 PM »
Awesome Tree Jay!!  I appreciate the personal nod as well!
John

Thanks guys, I love this tree too...but I'm prejudiced :)
Give me four or five more years and I think the tree will live up to your compliments.

As for the video: Many thanks to John G. for inspiring me with his videos. I think he is one of the pioneers in this cool and better way to show trees and share information on the net. Thanks John!!

Jay
 

Jay Wilson

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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2010, 07:11 PM »
Hey Rockm, I tend to agree about the pot, though I don't really mind the one it's in.
Pots are a problem with me. Bonsai is just a hobby that I don't really spend much money on. I would like some better pots, but the intention to get some hasn't yet made it to the top of my priorities list. Maybe when/if I ever have any worthy trees.....

Wayne, you are so right about the low branch. I'm surprised it hasn't been called before. I'm leaving it there as a sacrifice branch that may turn into a low branch if it ever gets thick enough. It's really too far to the front of the tree to work as a branch, but meanwhile it's helping to thicken the lower trunk. This tree is really a few years out from prime time.

I plan to carve out the area between the two prongs at the top of the trunk and bring a hollow down the front...Once I learn how to carve.

I posted the tree now to show off the blossoms cause I'm amazed at how many there are.

Johng, thanks and you're welcome. ;D
 

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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2010, 08:34 AM »
You have a worthy tree here  ;D

The pot it's in is distracting to me. The angular embossing fights with the informal, old trunk and overpowers it.

You probably already know this, but domestically made pots (Ron Lang, Sara Rayner, Dale Cochoy, etc.) are not only vastly less expensive than Tokoname pots, but they offer alot more in character in some instances. Take a look at some of the round pots and glazes available at their web sites:
http://www.langbonsai.com/
http://www.redwing.net/~daalms/
http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/pots-f3/some-pots-for-the-new-gallery-t249.htm

A greenish glazed riveted drum from Sara would be terrific, as would a seafoam green round from Ron L. Same for Dale's rounds--one of his deepish informal nanban pots with mixed green/gold/black finishes would work too.


 

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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2010, 07:11 AM »
Thanks for the links Rock. I do have a few trees that may be ready for a nice pot next potting season, so maybe I'll move pots up on the list. :)
 

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Re: Another Blueberry
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2011, 01:42 PM »
Beautiful tree & love the video! ON pots, Chuck Iker does some really pretty pots that are reasonably priced. Check out www.ikerbonsaipots.com . Good luck on the carving too!