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GBHunter

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My Plants(pic)
« on: July 23, 2014, 06:57 PM »
These are two pictures of "trees" I own.
The first is a Brazilian Rain Tree I bought for $1 I was unable to find any decent plants so I bought a cutting.

The second picture is a juniper that I botched up, but I still keep it for kicks.
 

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Re: My Plants(pic)
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 03:41 AM »
That Juniper looks healthy.  And not botched if you ask me.

You have a perfect sacrifice branch to thicken the base, and some foilage really close to the trunk on the other branch.

Reduce that dead top a bit, maybe get that wired branch to move a bit more?

Looks good.

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Re: My Plants(pic)
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 04:57 AM »
That Juniper looks healthy.  And not botched if you ask me.

You have a perfect sacrifice branch to thicken the base, and some foilage really close to the trunk on the other branch.

Reduce that dead top a bit, maybe get that wired branch to move a bit more?

Looks good.

Sorce



Doesn't look botched up to me either...Bonsai takes time GB. It is a blank canvas and you are still learning. Don't be afraid to make mistakes, this is how we learn to make better trees. All of us have made mistakes in the past and still make mistakes in the present. As Sorce states; that juni sure looks healthy :) use the sacrifice and thicken up that trunk, use the other branch as a new leader. This is one of those trees that you have to grow into a style, not one that can be styled into a style immediately.

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Re: My Plants(pic)
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 11:42 AM »
Cool. I did not look at it this way. I will re evaluate this tree. Thanks :)
I do get a tremendous amount of enjoyment out of working on my trees. This year I lost a few as the winter was very tough we had temps in the-20 range on days. I did put plants into the garage but could only fit a few. This is a hynoki that really took it on the chin this winter.
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Re: My Plants(pic)
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 11:58 AM »
This is it.

 

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Re: My Plants(pic)
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2014, 11:32 PM »
Winter sucked.

Nice Hynoki
 

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Re: My Plants(pic)
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2014, 08:07 PM »
Any advice on the hynoki? It took a beating in the winter lots of the foliage on the inside of the branches died. These trees grow extremely slow should I move it to a pot or just replace the old soil? Currently the tree is in excellent health, unfortunately it has a small trunk. But it is very nice. It may take a decade to get this trunk thicker. The tree is also being heavily fertilized.  So any advice?
 

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Re: My Plants(pic)
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2014, 10:08 PM »
Any advice on the hynoki? It took a beating in the winter lots of the foliage on the inside of the branches died. These trees grow extremely slow should I move it to a pot or just replace the old soil? Currently the tree is in excellent health, unfortunately it has a small trunk. But it is very nice. It may take a decade to get this trunk thicker. The tree is also being heavily fertilized.  So any advice?

I think this is the best expose about hinoki bonsai. Hopefully, it will answer most of your questions.
 

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Re: My Plants(pic)
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 10:02 AM »
These are two pictures of "trees" I own.
The first is a Brazilian Rain Tree I bought for $1 I was unable to find any decent plants so I bought a cutting.

The second picture is a juniper that I botched up, but I still keep it for kicks.

I don't think the Juniper is botched it is only a candidate for a coupld of options.  I would first layer off the lower left hand branch, leave a stub when the layering takes--- and it will.  Then you have a lot of opportunities for some big time carving and redesign using the growth on the right.  It will take a couple of years but this is a better choice than simply leaving it sit around as an amusment.