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Zach Smith

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Re: Your Bonsai 2015
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2015, 07:54 PM »
I can't repot today….

All my bonsai are frozen solid, like a chunk of ice!

I don't think I'll be able to repot tomorrow either…

Bill
Love it, Bill.  Reminds me of why I don't live in Rochester, New York.  We got a lot of ice last winter.  Not something us Southerners deal with very well.

Zach
 

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Re: Your Bonsai 2015
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2015, 02:16 AM »
Hi All

Happy Happy Happy New Year to all.

Away on some well deserved leave so have been quiet for a while

2015 - Bonsai...  Mmmmmmmm.  Well I think it is trying to take my bonsai to the next level. 

Will rely on everyone's help though.  Did a serious stock up on wire, tools etc.

Bring on 2015.  All set and ready to go.  Well as soon as my holiday is done.
 
 

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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2015, 06:05 AM »

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Love it, Bill.  Reminds me of why I don't live in Rochester, New York.  We got a lot of ice last winter.  Not something us Southerners deal with very well.

Zach
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Gotta just throw it in your sweet tea!



Nice Dorian.  Geared up!


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Leo in NE Illinois

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Re: Your Bonsai 2015
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2015, 11:27 AM »
For 2015?
get caught up on yard maintenance. Have a bunch of weed tree volunteers in the yard that need to be cut down. One or two might end up in pots, but the majority are Norway maple which I am not fond enough of to try to create bonsai with.

Stratified seed of Pinus. rigida, P. lambertina, P. banksiana, Elaeagnus angustifolia, E. multiflora, and Diospyros virginiana. With luck will have lots of seedlings to water this summer. I'm really interested in working with all of them. The native pines in particular. This is the nurseryman aspect of bonsai. Creating pre-bonsai stock. A decade or two down the road somebody else will turn the survivors of these seedlings into bonsai. This is the third year in a row I started D. virginiana, eventually I'll have enough of different sizes and ages to put together some forest plantings.

Will repot a nice Japanese white pine in spring, it is a 9 year old from grafting.
 

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Re: Your Bonsai 2015
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2015, 12:34 PM »
Nice Leo.  Loads to keep you busy.

I was just wondering if I have collected enough rocks on my holiday for a Penjing Trial or 2. ??? ??? ???

 

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Re: Your Bonsai 2015
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2015, 06:38 AM »
I thought I collected too many rocks!

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Re: Your Bonsai 2015
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2015, 07:09 AM »
Sorce,

word of caution. Penjing rocks are very rare, and must have a certain character for use in Landscape Penjing.
See youtube for the Chinese work, those rocks are well selected and must cost a great deal.
I will walk for miles on our beaches with K, and come back with only 1 or 2 possibles.

We have the wax and mg/ca types [ under 30" of seawater ] and some unusual hard pan [ Fe types ] but you have to really look to get the quality seen in the books.
Took some time to find sources, a very long time.
Good Day
Anthony

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Owen Reich

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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2015, 05:23 PM »
Anthony, Nice little display  :).
 

Anthony

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Re: Your Bonsai 2015
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2015, 04:40 AM »
Hee hee hee, Owen,

more like goofing around with a mudstone and a used Japanese wooden something from a Chinese store down here.

Good to see you in writing again, hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year.
We have ChikV, down here, a virus that gives you a fever, then a rash and finally ages you for weeks to three years. Anything in the body that has been damaged will ache and hurt.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chikungunya

After the infection you are supposed to be immune for life ?

So there will be no invites to you for at least two years, ...........you don't want this at all.

Hopefully, we will have a Southern Bonsai Society by then, a Bonsai Museum / clubhouse and some more mature members.
An end to the youngsters that just wanna make de $$.

As the seagrape goes, we are up to 40 something leaves, on that particular plant, and are trying for 80.
Additionally, work is being done on airlayers to produce trees closer to what is seen in nature.
Wish us luck.
Good Day
Anthony