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Title: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: shimsuki on February 10, 2010, 09:36 PM
Finally, one of the most exciting times on the bonsai calender is about to start. This Saturday in STL the repotting is starting at Cass Bonsai Nursery, and I am planning on getting about 8 trees repotted (Pics will follow). Winter is so boring, and the excitement is about to begin!!! I am planning on moving some of my shimpaku to big plastic nursery pots to let them grow out while I am away at college for the next 5 years. I am repotting my maple into a bigger pot (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/shohin-discussion/shohin-japanese-maple/ (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/shohin-discussion/shohin-japanese-maple/)), my shohin literati like thing into new soil and a bonsai pot (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/shimpaku-juniper-discussion/shohin-literati-like-shimpaku/ (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/shimpaku-juniper-discussion/shohin-literati-like-shimpaku/)), I am putting a shimpaku forest/group planting together, putting my kishu cascade into a slighty larger pot for the roots to get nice and healthy (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/shimpaku-juniper-discussion/kishu-cascade/ (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/shimpaku-juniper-discussion/kishu-cascade/)), and a few more things. Going to be a fun day!!! Pics will come sometime on Saturday night.

Shimsuki
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: MatsuBonsai on February 11, 2010, 09:22 PM
Great!  Looking forward to seeing updates.
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: shimsuki on February 12, 2010, 01:20 PM
Has anybody else started their repotting yet?
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: noissee on February 12, 2010, 01:59 PM
I repotted a sand pine a couple days ago. We've been having a cold winter though, so all my deciduous are still dormant. Next week I will probably do another sand pine.
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: Don Blackmond on February 12, 2010, 02:03 PM
Has anybody else started their repotting yet?

yes, some trees but not many.  March is when the fun begins here.  Of course these are trees that will be maintained in a greenhouse until Winter officially breaks.

On a side note, I have a itoigawa that looks like the identical twin to the one you linked.  Remarkable resemblance.  Email me if you want to see it.
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: Jay on February 12, 2010, 02:11 PM
Shimsuki, up here in the North country we are still deep in winter. I don't start thinking of re-potting till late March... unless the trees say otherwise.......

J
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: rockm on February 12, 2010, 02:41 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA. ;D ;D ;D

 No, repotting won't be for another month at least--IF I can find my trees under the monumental snow we've had here in the Mid-Atlantic states in the last week.  The trees are currently under four or five FEET of snow in my backyard here in N. Va.. Some might be crushed at this point, as they've had two feet of additional snow from the roof shovelled onto them...(cleared because of interior water damage in my upper floor).

Even if it weren't for all this snow, It's way too early for repotting even in a milder winter here in Va.. I usually don't consider it until at least the second week of March.

Repot now (and you're in a colder zone than me) and you risk serious winter dieback or winter kill.

I'd wait if I were you--unless you have a place to store recently repotted trees that is frost free.

This is turning out to be a real B*%^& of a winter. It's far from over.
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: shimsuki on February 12, 2010, 03:56 PM
I'd wait if I were you--unless you have a place to store recently repotted trees that is frost free.

I store my trees in an room in my garage.

And buds are starting to swell on some trees. Everyone in the STL club is starting to repot.

Shimsuki
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: shimsuki on February 12, 2010, 05:10 PM
And as a side note the trees I am going to be repotting are pre-bonsai and lesser quality trees than my good trees. I will hold off on my good trees until later.

Shimsuki
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: Don Blackmond on February 12, 2010, 05:57 PM
And as a side note the trees I am going to be repotting are pre-bonsai and lesser quality trees than my good trees. I will hold off on my good trees until later.

Shimsuki

Hey now.  I happen to think the maple is a good tree.   :'(
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: MatsuBonsai on February 12, 2010, 06:53 PM
My tridents have started pushing pretty good.  Repotted the large trident I got from John Kirby last weekend.  Will probably repot a few azaleas tomorrow as well.
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: Steven on February 12, 2010, 08:46 PM
My intense repottin will commense startin on Feb 20th and run thru March 3rd. These will be conifers no deciduous. Course as of the last time checked we currently have about 3-4 inches of snow here in upstate SC and it is still comin down. I have gh to place mine in after repottin. I look forward to it. Got my Boon DVDs in today but they don't work. Waitin on a response about that. I have everythin else stocked and ready. Hopefully I'll get good news before my repottin vacation starts  :D
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: shimsuki on February 12, 2010, 09:00 PM
And as a side note the trees I am going to be repotting are pre-bonsai and lesser quality trees than my good trees. I will hold off on my good trees until later.

Shimsuki

Hey now.  I happen to think the maple is a good tree.   :'(

I meant hold off on the maple when I said I would hold off the good trees until later. Same with my kishu cascade. The maple is a fantastic tree, I am working on better ramifacation within the next few years. I changed my mind about what I was doing since the first post, sorry for the confusion.

What I am going to do tomorrow is put together a shimpaku cascade, put some shimpaku pre-bonsai into growing pots, and possibly do a black pine.
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: donmaple on February 13, 2010, 05:26 PM
I have been re-potting, started last Saturday. Five pines from nursery stock/pots. Up-potted four small maples to grow out. Two Pyracantha that I shaped and trimmed earlier last month (they were both popping buds everywhere). And a new variety for me this year , a Compact Cherry Laurel (Prunus Caroliniana Compacta). It was in a three gallon nursery pot and so root bound that I swear I heard it sigh when I cut it out of the pot. There were actually three trees in the pot and all were potted up individually. I have been busy this weekbut it rained a few days so I got a break. Then yesterday evening about six it started to SNOW! We got about four inches of big wet snow. Unbelievable for zone 9 coastal Carolina! Will post some pics if anyone really wants to see more snow. I would be willing to bet you all have seen enough. Most of my mature trees are still asleep no real buds to speak of. So the potting will go slower for a little while.
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: donmaple on February 13, 2010, 06:19 PM
After the last post I walked outside. Just need to add for the last post: two more maples from grow pots to bonsai dishes and two magnolia's from nursery pots, appears to be some kind of broom or at least a dwarf variety. We'll see in a few weeks. Don
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: shimsuki on February 14, 2010, 01:27 PM
Ok,
Here are pics of 3 shimpaku pre-bonsai I am growing. They went from being in pots they will never grow in, to these grow pots. These plastic nursery containers will give them plenty of room to grow. Rather than getting rid of these, I will forget about them for 5 or so years, and maybe I will come back and have something.

Shimsuki
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: shimsuki on February 14, 2010, 01:44 PM
This is a shimpaku forest I put together. I had all the trees except the main tree. Now, this is in no way complete. I have not wired it yet because I ran out of time. I will wire it a little next saturday.
Title: Re: Repotting about to begin!!!
Post by: shimsuki on February 14, 2010, 01:49 PM
I also repotted a black pine and a maple (not the one I got from don). I will post pics of the forest after it is wired and shaped more. In addition to working on my forest next week, I am going to work on a few more trees, like my white pine and shohin literati shimpaku, both in sara rayner pots, and a small shimpaku grove and another pre-bonsai shimpaku.

Regards,
Shimsuki