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boon

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Re: Japanese Black Pine and logic
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2011, 11:58 AM »
using combination of Boon mix and organic fertilizer, the tree can absorb nutrient.  the branches are more flexible.  i use about 10% miracle grow or miracid or peter's during growing season.  i use a lot of differnt kind of organic fertilizer. 

but i stay away from animal waste base.  it create too much heat and acid in bonsai container.

from over 15 years experience as full time professional, the tree that only receive chemical fertilizer, the branches are brittle.  it also takes longer to recover from stress.
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine and logic
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2011, 07:50 PM »
John,
i forgot to mention.   you have done a great job on this article.
Boon
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine and logic
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2011, 08:06 PM »
Thanks Boon, that means a lot. 

I was going to entitle the post "Japanese Black Pine simplified" but, well, it's not really simple, I guess.  :)
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine and logic
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2011, 03:13 PM »
Thanks for all the great  info. I'm wondering, when is the best time to graft small branches on to a JBP?
 

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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2011, 08:50 PM »
The best/easiest time (with the greatest chance of success) is in very early Spring, just as dormancy breaks.  Read more: Grafting using Parafilm, Grafting for Bonsai, and Japanese Black Pine Approach Graft.
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine and logic
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2011, 11:07 AM »
Thanks for posting this, John. The thread title is certainly attention-catching, and that's a good thing, because your posts are worth reading.

Even tho I've been doing bonsai for most of the last two decades, I never took much interest in pines until 2-3 years ago. So on some aspects of proper pine care, I'm still filling in the gaps! Frequently feel like a newbie when it comes to pines, embarrassed to reveal my ignorance. (And yes, that feels a bit ironic sometimes.)

The Pine Study Group on Bonsai Vault was very helpful, until the Study Groups were discontinued.

Thanks again.  :)
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine and logic
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2011, 03:46 PM »
It would seem like since the key players from the Pine Study Groups now frequent this board that it would be a good thing to have here. 
 

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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2011, 05:10 PM »
We're all here to learn.  No sense in keeping your questions/answers to yourself, as others may miss out on the information they're looking for.  This is, after all, a discussion forum.  ;)
 

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Re: Japanese Black Pine and logic
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2011, 09:36 PM »
It would seem like since the key players from the Pine Study Groups now frequent this board that it would be a good thing to have here. 

I didn't realize that there are that many of us here. Hmmm. Maybe it's something to ask the admins about.

At least with the level of pine knowledge I've seen, John Kirby wouldn't have to teach the Pine SG if he didn't want to.