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izk_zero

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Re: JBP seedling results
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2014, 08:18 PM »
Hey Leo, I'll probably try a few different techniques since I have a bunch to experiment with. You are right about their being less information about the development of stock material and an abundance of information on refinement. I spent a lot of time trying to find information on development and so far the best information I have been able to find has come from helpful bonsaistudygroup forum members like yourself. I definately want to keep those low branches though, that is right up there with a massive trunk. If I make it to my 90s I'll have a good 60+ years of growing trunks.

Source, you never know, my girlfriend is awfully pale and hates going out in the sun so I may have been bitten by a vampire. Seriously though, this endeavor is mostly because of the lack of good material I have access to. Even if there was an abundance of good material its still fun to think that a plant I started growing in 2010 could still be alive and thriving in 2210 when I'm long gone. Here is a batch of loblollys I collected this spring. Wish me luck.
 

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Re: JBP seedling results
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2014, 09:05 PM »
I believe I've still got a few loblolly (but I'd have to check).  They're even more vigorous than JBP.
 

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Re: JBP seedling results
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2014, 10:51 AM »
Hey bwaynef,

You were right about the loblolly being vigorous. I took some pictures this morning to document their progress. This is only 3 months since the last picture of them. They already are putting out lower "branches" too. I can't wait to see what they look like this time next year.
 

thomas tynan

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Re: JBP seedling results
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2014, 01:12 PM »
If you really enjoy growing pines from seeds - and don't yet have yard space to plant out your pines - then why not focus on JBP shohin material and grow/develop exclusively in colanders and containers ? The experience you gain will help you if/when you go for the bigger trunks. Plus there will be more hands-on experience rather than waiitng for something to grow out in the field. It is a good start......Tom
 

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Re: JBP seedling results
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2014, 06:19 PM »
THANKS TOM!

I'm hoping to have a more permanent living situation in the near future but I'll keep some containerized just because it is so much easier to work on and wire them. It is for sure a good learning experience for when I do have something more valuable to work on/experiment with. -IZK