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M. Frary

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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2014, 07:03 PM »
   Same tree. Different picture.
 

Owen Reich

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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2014, 08:48 PM »
Here you go
 

Judy

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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2014, 08:00 AM »
Yowza.
 

M. Frary

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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2014, 08:33 AM »
   Google Lars Anderson collection. There's more and the whole story about these glorious trees.
  Since we are on the subject of Hinoki Cypress. Does anyone know where the cultivar used in the photos can be located?
  Last here is a picture of one of mine. Check out the trunk. Check out that graft! Pretty sweet huh? Not. The problem with this is my daughters bought this for me for father's day last year. The sweethearts didn't know. All they know is I love Hinoki Cypress. I'm not about to tell them it isn't the best material either. All that nastiness was buried in clay and burlap and couldn't be seen till I washed all of the nice clay off.
 Any way I'm going to try and make something of it and the tree is going to be with me forever as one of my most prized bonsai.
 

buddhamonk

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Re: Lurker Challenge !!!
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2014, 12:44 PM »
7 tree rock planting waiting for the "right rock"



 

jlushious

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« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2014, 12:56 PM »
Very cool, what kinds of trees are they?
 

buddhamonk

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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2014, 12:59 PM »
Kingsville boxwoods
 

Adair M

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« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2014, 02:12 PM »
They grow about a 1/4 inch a year.  On a good year!
 

buddhamonk

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« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2014, 02:22 PM »
How old do you think this one might be? They do grow slowly =) this one hasn't changed at all in the 10 years I've had it

 

Owen Reich

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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2014, 04:35 PM »
That one is fairly old.  Hard to say. 
 

wlambeth

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« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2014, 02:21 PM »
Little Jaime update
 

Owen Reich

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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2014, 03:20 PM »
Nice.  It would be great if people updated existing threads or started new ones.  I've never seen Cham. obtusa 'Chabo-hiba' for sale.  You can get one if you donate a bunch if money to The Arnold Arboretum.....
 

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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2014, 06:59 PM »
Green Island ficus 36" tall
 

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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2014, 10:10 PM »
I love this one Andy!

The aerial roots are amazingly perfect.

Sorce
 

Lordy

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Re: Lurker Challenge !!!
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2014, 02:48 PM »
Not a lurker,  just a new poster (here).
Owen, we met at Meehan's last summer.  You saw this tree there and gave me some good tips on keeping it happy. 
Unfortunately, before I came to own the tree it had been kept against a house and not rotated, so is fairly 2-dimensional.  This spring at the PBA show in DC, Rodney Clemons persuaded me to rethink the tree's design, and thought it would make a good candidate for a partially blown-over tree as he saw growing up on the Gulf coast.  I swallowed hard and gave it a shot.  I is in a smaller cement mixing tub from HD, and now that I have covered the sphagnum on the rootage with wire mesh, the birds dont continually steal it for their nests.  I guess this will stay as is until next spring when I will have a look under the soil for roots on the trunk and branches.  If it works, it will be a bit of an unusual raft.