Author Topic: good root on Japanese black pine  (Read 1072 times)

boon

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good root on Japanese black pine
« on: March 21, 2012, 08:02 AM »
this is the pic i took 2 days ago working on a new student's tree in NC.  he used local bonsai nursery mix that is mainly turface and bark.  this tree did not grow much the last 4 years.  he changed to Boon Mix last year.  the soil is sifted clean.  here is what the roots look like.  the roots grow strong tre new growth also grow strong. 

he feeds his tree through out the year with cottonseed meal fish meal and bone meal mix into the ball.  this year he will use tea bag instead.  and liquid fish emulsion once a week.
his wife complain about the smell in the kitchen. LOL

the weather here is very good.  Japanese black pine loves it.  the weather is like Japan. 

in the bay area, my tree does not grow this much.  our summer is dry and cool.
 

MatsuBonsai

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Re: good root on Japanese black pine
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 08:45 PM »
Now that's a very health black pine.  :)
 

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Re: good root on Japanese black pine
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 11:05 PM »
Now that's a very health black pine.  :)

and we can do it.
 

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Re: good root on Japanese black pine
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 10:13 AM »
Now that's a very health black pine.  :)

Just wondering what makes you say that.  I can look at that one and tell it looks healthy, but you've mentioned that others on this board aren't as healthy as I would've thought they were.  What are the indications of health?

Lots of needles?  Color?  Candle length?  Roots growing through drain holes?

(Maybe it would make better sense for me to have asked this on the thread where its been pointed out that the tree isn't healthy.)
 

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Re: good root on Japanese black pine
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 10:20 AM »
In regard to the statement in the thread in which I believe you are referring, I don't believe I said it wasn't healthy. I believe what I said was something along the lines of I wouldn't call it very healthy.

Lookng at this one shows lots of long, thick, dark green healthy needles, and big white buds. Not to mention nice full healthy roots.

Compare the two photos. Which looks stronger?