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dre

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Re: Any Bonsai New Year's resolutions for 2014?
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2014, 02:41 AM »
2014 looks to be a really good year if all goes according to plan a few will need to be repotted from training pots to bonsai pots and a lot of the trees will need to do a lot of growing as they are just starting the development stage and buy more collected trees can't wait
 

Chrisl

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Re: Any Bonsai New Year's resolutions for 2014?
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2014, 11:12 AM »
Nice Chris, That's awesome!
I'm starting elongating species 1 
Great for a lot of PNW natives I work with. Fir, Hemlock, spruce etc.
Looking forward to it. Have fun.

jason

That does sound perfect for you Jason!  Very challenging trees to work with.  Good Luck!
Chris
 

Anthony

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Re: Any Bonsai New Year's resolutions for 2014?
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2014, 06:06 PM »
Next batch of J.B.pines are in their second year clay pots.
It seems that concrete / prorous pots are the way to go with J.B.pines, on this island.
The air-pot test on the Tamarind was extra-ordinary, so much so the tree was started over with the full length of the air-pot and not just 4".

Hackberrys and Ginkgo, with test apple trees from seed are in the refrigerator until April 1st.

Not really New Year resolutions, just continued work.
Good Day.
Anthony
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: Any Bonsai New Year's resolutions for 2014?
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2014, 06:14 PM »
I hope to expand my rain water collection system. Presently, if it rains a 1/4 inch, I can collect 250 gallons, but I need to be here and in the summer, 250 gallons only lasts a week to ten days. I'm planning a system that is automated, ( sump pump), to collect 600 gallons. With an automated system, I not only don't need to be home, but I won't need to dodge lightening bolts. :o
 

Bonsaiteen

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Re: Any Bonsai New Year's resolutions for 2014?
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2014, 12:51 AM »
Well, since I am pretty much just starting bonsai, I need to do almost everything.
Buy pots.
Get trees.
Get soil.
Take classes.
And everything else in between.
Can't wait till spring. Winter is getting old fast.
 

Herman

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Re: Any Bonsai New Year's resolutions for 2014?
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2014, 08:01 AM »
I'm building a new place to keep me and my wife's bonsai, measurements atm 6m X 18m. This will include benches and shade netting and a automatic watering system. and i'm going to start field growing a lot of my trees to get some girth on them, also going to change one outhouse into a  pseudo hot house for cuttings and newly collected wild olives XD

best regards
Herman
 

berobinson82

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Re: Any Bonsai New Year's resolutions for 2014?
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2014, 10:09 AM »
Buy fewer trees.
Buy nicer trees.
Build out a proper grow box.
Post on different forums and meet new bonsai friends.

Hello there.
 

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Re: Any Bonsai New Year's resolutions for 2014?
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2014, 07:53 AM »
So.....

 My KANESHIN 4s spherical concave cutters are in Chicago.

No uniform trainimg pots yet. But I sprung for some Iker pots! Beautiful.

Repotting may wait a year, short a couple need root fixing.

Lets stay on track! Spring is almost here!

 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Any Bonsai New Year's resolutions for 2014?
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2014, 06:43 PM »
We're well into January now and I haven't seen anyone make any posts about their plans for the year.  Have you made any plans for the year?  Resolving to do anything differently, ...better?  Are you going to post more?  Take more pictures?  Take better notes?  Make more time for your trees?  Reduce the trees you have so you'll have more time for other things?  Use better soil?  What say you?

1. More photos & better photos, and better documentation.
2. Restyle big juniper, repot and wire 6 extralarge tridents.
3. Repot every shohin.
4. Sell 400 or more trees.
5. Raise $2,000,000 for the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan.
 

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Re: Any Bonsai New Year's resolutions for 2014?
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2014, 08:49 AM »
Well Don, looks like you got one of those taken care of that you mentioned in #3.  Looks good.  (And I wonder if anyone feels they document their trees well enough.)