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johng

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A video of the garden
« on: June 21, 2009, 08:43 PM »
Here is a short, and not very well edited, video of my garden where I display my trees. This certainly doesn't mean that my trees are worthy of a display area:) I maintain a separate area "the nursery" for developing material.

The Garden

I would appreciate your comments,
John
 

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Re: A video of the garden
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 08:57 PM »
John,

Thanks for posting.  I'm really enjoying your video posts.  Looks like a lot of great trees, plenty to keep you busy.

A JWP caught my eye at ~44 seconds.  I wonder if you might post on that sometime.
 

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Re: A video of the garden
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 09:08 PM »
 :)Nice to see your garden John. I thought my back yard looked crowded. Hope to see you this weekend at the Bonsai Learning Center. I am taking the open workshop with Dana on Sunday morning.

Dano
 

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Re: A video of the garden
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 03:34 PM »
Great video John. I was trying to zone in on the Bald Cypress trees. I remember your posts about collecting them on the other site.  Thanks . Larry
 

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Re: A video of the garden
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 04:50 PM »
John,

I also noticed quite a few shohin in the video.  Any chance you could post 1 or 2 to the shohin category and give a little history?  Looking forward to it.
 

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Re: A video of the garden
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2009, 04:34 PM »
Very nice.

Most impressive.
 

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Re: A video of the garden
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009, 09:05 AM »
Very Nice. I'm in the process of purchasing my first home and this gives me some great ideas!
 

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Re: A video of the garden
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2009, 12:25 PM »
I love the video option.  It really shows us so much more than a picture.

I have a question.  I see a reflective metal tray at about 33 seconds.  does it get really hot?  I would think those trees would dry out pretty quick unlike the shohin in the turface trays (brilliant design).
 

johng

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Re: A video of the garden
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2009, 01:08 PM »
I just purchased that tray recently and I am testing it out...it holds about 1/2" of water and I fill up each morning and its usually evaporated by the end of the day. 

Thanks to all for the positive comments.
John
 

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Re: A video of the garden
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2009, 08:50 PM »
really nice - similar to what i have been aspiring to over the last year or so in my backyard- although i'm many years away from anything close to that.

thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: A video of the garden
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2009, 06:38 AM »
really nice - similar to what i have been aspiring to over the last year or so in my backyard- although i'm many years away from anything close to that.

thanks for sharing.

Hello Watchndsky  Thanks for the compliment.  My wife and I have been working at this garden for about 6 years.  I am amazed at how fast some of the plants are beginning to mature.  It is certainly a labor of love.
John
 

Curtis

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Re: A video of the garden
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2009, 01:32 AM »
Outstanding!!!!
 

Dale Cochoy

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Re: A video of the garden
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2009, 11:52 AM »
What a very nice bonsai garden John!!! Better than many ( or most) of the  'pro's' I've seen. I can empathize with the time involved in upkeep which then keeps you from working on your trees. Just having a pond alone is a major time killer!
I'll bet your wife helps a LOT!!?   If it weren't for my wife helping me I would not have much of a garden.

I THINK I saw the green drippy rivet pot with a trident? in it on the shelf. Am I right?

Don't you just want to throw your hands up in defeat after every nasty storm!!?? :'( After tree days of pouring rain my garden, the lowest area around about 8 neighbors, is ankle deep in water in some spots and the previosly crystal clear pond is now....brown!

Lots of water features, trays, etc. Here is a great project that would fit right in there in your garden. A cement water table. This one is 4 feet, about 1 1/2" deep. 240 pounds as I recall.

Dale
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Re: A video of the garden
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2009, 03:41 PM »
Thank you Dale!!  You are right about the green pot...There is at least one more of yours hiding in there somewhere as well with a boxwood.
I have always enjoyed the few pics I have seen of your garden...Funny you mention storms blowing through..I have 50mph winds and heavy rain as I type this....it will be through in the next few minutes and I will go begin the clean up:). 

You are absolutely right about the wife...without her help I would never have time to work on trees:)  She is a blessing in many ways:)

Thank you as well Curtis.
John