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bwaynef

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New trees for 2015
« on: January 05, 2015, 03:46 PM »
Here are a few trees I recently acquired that out to make 2015 a little more interesting.

First, 2 Japanese Red Pines
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 03:51 PM »
A couple twisty shimpaku junipers ...and one that might be a blaauw Juniper

 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 06:46 PM »
I very much like the JRPs you picked up.  The second one seems to have a lot of brown needles, will be nice to see it cleaned up. Where did you find these if I could ask? JRP is on my list...
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 10:13 AM »
The red pines look to have some really nice trunks.  How big are those trees?
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 10:34 AM »
I really like the Japanese red pines, they have interesting trees hidden in there.
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2015, 11:17 AM »
Judy, I got these JRP at the Growing Grounds.  (I picked up the twisty shimps at a recent show.)

Don, I'm attaching a picture with my hand that ought to provide a bit of a size reference, ...and reveal some of what made me jump at the opportunity to get them.  They're pretty large.  Both of them filled the cargo portion of the back of my small SUV.

One's obviously further along, more obvious, and in better health, but I like both of them.
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2015, 04:26 PM »

Don, I'm attaching a picture with my hand that ought to provide a bit of a size reference, ...and reveal some of what made me jump at the opportunity to get them.  They're pretty large.  Both of them filled the cargo portion of the back of my small SUV.

One's obviously further along, more obvious, and in better health, but I like both of them.

That looks like a really nice jrp to work on.  Nice trunk.
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2015, 07:46 AM »
Nice JRP.  The second one was either grown against a wall for a few years, or it has a root problem that you'll want to address  ASAP.  I lost 2 JRP to root rot because I didn't get to them when they still looked like yours.  I'd pop it out of that can so it can dry out between waterings until you can repot it, then bare-root the side with all the dead foliage and trim away the black mushy roots you'll find there.
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2015, 01:28 PM »
BVF, good point about barerooting the side that's weakest.  I "knew" that ...but I'd forgotten it. 

I picked up the pines after looking around everywhere (though, ...now that Don's commented on this thread I'm reminded of one glaringly obvious place I should've checked) for material to take to a byot workshop w/ Boon this spring.  So, ...that's the plan for JRP #1.  The weaker I might take with me to get his thoughts ...or I may go ahead with the repot and just work to get it healthy.  (I wish I could get Anderson Flats or some approximation thereof on the East coast w/o having to doubling the cost due to shipping.)

The longer I wait, the more I'm itching to work on both of these ...so the likelihood that I'll go ahead and repot JRP #2 is pretty good.
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 11:25 PM »
I would repot the second tree and would not wait too long before doing it.  Anderson flats are not expensive and shipping won't add that much, at least in relation to the tree and its health.  You don't need one though.  You can easily build a wooden box with screen bottom (and screen windows on the sides if you prefer). Boxes tend to get heavy though, and can rot and fall apart.  The key is getting rid of the bad soil and rotting material, if any, and getting the tree in good soil sooner rather than later.

I think that #1 jrp looks like a great tree to take to a workshop, and it sounds like you have a good plan there.
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2015, 09:09 AM »
I got a few recently:

Pyracantha and a Morus (Mulberry)
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2015, 02:22 PM »
I've got a box built for JRP #2.  Does anyone have any suggestions for pot size for JRP #1?
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2015, 10:12 PM »
For JRP #2, should I half-bareroot it and plant it in straight pumice (with a layer of sphagnum on top) ...or Akadama, Lava, & Pumice ?
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2015, 10:26 PM »
For what it's worth, I was down at New England Bonsai Gardens in Massachusetts, and all of their new white pine imports were in an akadama, lava, pumice mix. Imported bare-root, I believe. Just an observation.
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2015, 05:55 AM »
Wayne, half bare root repot is a good choice. I would go with the Boon mix.