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MatsuBonsai

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2012, 04:22 PM »
gotcha. So do you put the sphagnum on every tree you repot? For how long?

Usually, sometimes, maybe, yes, usually.  :)

Thanks Boon, that means a lot.

I just noticed I missed the front of the first RMJ (stupid round pots :) ).  I just rushed home to start watering before the rain started, so I'll try to correct the photo with the proper front after the rain passes.  I don't remember posting this one here before, so I'll work up another thread specific to this tree.
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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2012, 07:07 PM »
How long do you typically leave it on?
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2012, 07:38 PM »
Somewhere between 6 weeks and 6 months.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2012, 01:31 AM »
...I just rushed home to start watering before the rain started...

 :D Gold!

Great looking workshop, its good to get a group of friends around regularly for bonsai!
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2012, 10:29 AM »
Somewhere between 6 weeks and 6 months.

I hate to ask again, but how do you keep it from blowing off when it dries when I'm at work??
 

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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2012, 10:36 AM »
Water it in well. Never been a problem for me.

Find a less windy spot?  :)
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2012, 10:41 AM »
That's hard here in Chicago, and I live near the lake so there almost is always a good wind, which dries it out and blows it away.  I was thinking of cutting circles of that rubbermaid rubber shelf liner.  It has holes that I can put my cakes on and I can water freely.  Just fasten it down with some long copper pins.  this is the only thing I could come up with.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2012, 11:18 AM »
Move to Louisville?

There's a weed barrier thing that I've seen used on pots. Might be worth a try.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2012, 11:40 AM »
Weed barrier?  Not a bad idea at all...cheaper too.  Thanks Matsu.  And if all else fails, Louisville here I come LOL
 

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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2012, 11:48 AM »
Use nylon screen for storm doors and windows. Use aluminum nails to hold in place. Check out some of Satsuki pics you should see my method there.

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2012, 12:16 PM »
I found them.  Another good idea, Thanks JRob!  Do you put your cakes on top of the mesh or underneath?  Not sure it makes a difference?
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2012, 08:50 PM »
Some of the cheaper pots didn't have any wire holes.  Well, they do now.  :)

Couldn't you use the drain holes for wiring holes?

D.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2012, 08:52 PM »
Yes. 

I find the extra wire holes provide better anchor points.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2012, 08:43 PM »
Nice looking trees John, how do the RMJs do in Louisville.

Tom
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2012, 08:48 PM »
Thanks.  Doing well so far.  This one is really putting on some strong growth.  I'll try to remember to update with more photos tomorrow.