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UrbanBonsaist

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New Additions
« on: October 15, 2010, 11:50 AM »
I have been lurking around for a little while and find the site very helpful.   First of all I am a nub. to all of this.  About a month or so ago I ordered some of these JBP.   They came in bare root.  I put some of them in this large barrel (2-3 inch pea gravel drainage layer + well draining organic soil mix) and potted a few (lava and pine).   They all seem to be adapting well, but they all have quite a bit of distance from the top root to the first branches with what seems to be reverse taper. 
Questions:
1. is there something I should be doing to these now?
2. Is it possible to develop a root layer closer to the first set of branches
3. Will the taper situation work it self out?
Thanks in advance,



 

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Re: New Additions
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 01:01 PM »
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Re: New Additions
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 01:05 PM »
Afternoon Urban.

In what part of the world are you located?  What is your experience level with regard to bonsai?  From where were they ordered?  (somewhere with bonsai in mind, or seedling nursery, how old, etc.)

I would bet your "organic soil mix" is quite heavy, and from the photos it looks like at least one of the trees is suffering, perhaps from a fungus?

Are you a member of any local clubs?  Any knowledgeable people in your area?
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Re: New Additions
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 04:00 PM »
Afternoon Urban.

In what part of the world are you located?  What is your experience level with regard to bonsai?  From where were they ordered?  (somewhere with bonsai in mind, or seedling nursery, how old, etc.)

I would bet your "organic soil mix" is quite heavy, and from the photos it looks like at least one of the trees is suffering, perhaps from a fungus?

Are you a member of any local clubs?  Any knowledgeable people in your area?

I live in Dallas with Sylvia, Howard and Tim Phan.  Actually my organic mix is not that heavy it consist of tree and shrub mix, pine bark and compote.  As I mentioned I am very new but learning every day.  I am a member of the DBS.  Not sure if it is a fungus or not since they came to me bare root (probably from more of a seed nursery) When I planted them I put plastic over them to create humidity.  I believe that one may have been laying on the moist bag.


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Re: New Additions
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 04:48 PM »
Welcome Urban. Thanks for letting us know you live Dallas. Unfortunately that info will not follow you through your posts. May I suggest you sign in..... click on the PROFILE tab at the top of the page. Then click on the Modify PROFILE section  and then forum profile information and fill in as much as you want. Remember the more info you give the better people can offer advise. Saying you live in Vermont is nice, but get specific when you can. You do not need to tell us personal stuff. North Vermont is better and zone 3B is even better (OK that's mine, yours will be different).

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Re: New Additions
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010, 06:59 PM »
I live in Dallas with Sylvia, Howard and Tim Phan.  Actually my organic mix is not that heavy it consist of tree and shrub mix, pine bark and compote.  As I mentioned I am very new but learning every day.  I am a member of the DBS.  Not sure if it is a fungus or not since they came to me bare root (probably from more of a seed nursery) When I planted them I put plastic over them to create humidity.  I believe that one may have been laying on the moist bag.

Excellent!  Howard, Sylvia, and Timothy are incredibly knowledgeable and will be a big help to you. 

With a late repotting this year you likely won't be able to do much to them until next year.
 

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Re: New Additions
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 08:38 PM »
Welcome Urban. Thanks for letting us know you live Dallas. Unfortunately that info will not follow you through your posts. May I suggest you sign in..... click on the PROFILE tab at the top of the page. Then click on the Modify PROFILE section  and then forum profile information and fill in as much as you want. Remember the more info you give the better people can offer advise. Saying you live in Vermont is nice, but get specific when you can. You do not need to tell us personal stuff. North Vermont is better and zone 3B is even better (OK that's mine, yours will be different).

Just my two cents
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Thanks Jay,
I got that updated.  I knew better but I have been trying to get this posted for a week or so, I had literally a few minutes that turned into a minute while I was typing.


Excellent!  Howard, Sylvia, and Timothy are incredibly knowledgeable and will be a big help to you. 
With a late repotting this year you likely won't be able to do much to them until next year.

That's what I figured but wanted to make sure.  I am supposed to head over to Tim's and help him work his JBP some time soon.  We just cooled down so he said it would probably be around the end of Oct..  I will take one over so he can see it in person and advise. 

Thanks again,
 

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Re: New Additions
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2010, 10:30 PM »
That's what I figured but wanted to make sure.  I am supposed to head over to Tim's and help him work his JBP some time soon.  We just cooled down so he said it would probably be around the end of Oct..  I will take one over so he can see it in person and advise. 

Thanks again,



Awesome.  Take lots of pictures and keep us posted!
 

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Re: New Additions
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2010, 12:55 PM »
Wow, it's great to be a new enthusiast and already know three of the best in the U.S.! Good for you! I look forward to seeing more development photos as time goes on.

Chris