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MatsuBonsai

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Repotting workshop
« on: March 11, 2012, 02:06 PM »
We had great weather for a repotting workshop yesterday.  Even had the opportunity to snap some pictures before things got too messy.

The insurance company was even close by, just in case.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 02:08 PM »
Tim wasn't sure the pot he bought was the right size or not for his RMJ.

Some cleaning of the deadwood during the morning.  The sun peaked below the roof line for afternoon repotting.  Somehow I still managed to get a sunburn on the side of my face and neck.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 12:00 PM »
Cool pictures, did you or your friend collect any of these?
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 01:20 PM »
No.  The two RMJs were from ABS/BCI Louisville 2011.  One of the westerns was in the BIB 10 auction.  The other was my final tree, which I purchased afterward.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 05:41 PM »
Some of the cheaper pots didn't have any wire holes.  Well, they do now.  :)
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 04:25 PM »
Finally some time to snap some photos.  Tim took the big'n home before I was able to get a final shot.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 09:47 AM »
Nice trees - I really like that first juniper.  Your JBP is also coming along very nicely.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 10:01 AM »
what is your soil mix? ITs very light in color
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 10:28 AM »
What you're seeing is probably the chopped sphagnum, atop lava, akadama, and pumice.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 10:37 AM »
What you're seeing is probably the chopped sphagnum, atop lava, akadama, and pumice.

Yes.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 10:44 AM »
The final exam tree is progressing very nicely.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012, 10:52 AM »
Thanks John and mcpesq817.  I was thinking both were looking a little untidy.  I see some wiring in my future.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2012, 12:57 PM »
I put sphagnum moss on top of my newly transplanted trees too.  But during the day, it dries out and the wind blows it away.  Aggravating! lol
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2012, 01:15 PM »
John,
Good job.
 

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Re: Repotting workshop
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2012, 04:19 PM »
What you're seeing is probably the chopped sphagnum, atop lava, akadama, and pumice.

Yes.
gotcha. So do you put the sphagnum on every tree you repot? For how long?