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Species Specific => Japanese Black Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: T-Town Bonsai on September 08, 2010, 10:31 PM

Title: Project
Post by: T-Town Bonsai on September 08, 2010, 10:31 PM
Started a bunch of these several years ago.  They were seedlings that I cut off and rooted and then planted on a tile.  This one is ok but not the nabari I had hoped for.  I will clean up some more and posted them as I get to them. 
Title: Re: Project
Post by: John Kirby on September 19, 2010, 03:55 PM
Looks like fun.
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Post by: MatsuBonsai on March 23, 2011, 08:29 PM
How are your projects coming along?
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Post by: specialkayme on March 24, 2011, 12:50 PM
How old are these? You mentioned "a few years ago" but I'm not sure what that means. The nebari, to me, looks very good for a few years old.

How did you go about planting them on top of a tile? How far down was the tile, and how big?
Title: Re: Project
Post by: T-Town Bonsai on March 30, 2011, 12:03 AM
I can't remember when I planted these on tiles.  John Kirby might remember, he has younger brain cells.  But here is a picture from 2006 of a pine on a tile.  Looks as though it was growing in the field.  So I am pretty sure I must of planted the other earlier than that.  So when I say a few years I guess I mean it only seems like a few years. 
I have been repotting more of these and will take some pictures and post them when it warms up some more.
Title: Re: Project
Post by: John Kirby on March 30, 2011, 10:23 AM
I think it was 2003, possibly 2004. I remember that you were pretty excited about getting them in the ground after the root pruning experiment. John
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Post by: T-Town Bonsai on March 30, 2011, 06:55 PM
That's what I was thinking also.  It was the same year we got the colanders.
Title: Re: Project update
Post by: T-Town Bonsai on May 06, 2011, 12:59 PM
Here it is today, really popping.  Here is another one that I didn't get to this year.  Hopefully this summer I will be able to spend more time with my trees.  Didn't attend to them like I should of the last two seasons.  I made fertilizer cakes for everyone this spring.
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Post by: T-Town Bonsai on January 17, 2012, 11:49 AM
New picture today.
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Post by: Kajukid on January 17, 2012, 12:17 PM
Where did you find those colanders from? I've tried looking online and can't find ones like that just the metal ones
Title: Re: Project
Post by: T-Town Bonsai on January 17, 2012, 12:52 PM
I got them from John.  I think we decided we got them in 03 or 04.  They are just about to crumble away.  That is why I have moved some to nursery pots.
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Post by: Chrisl on January 17, 2012, 07:40 PM
Kajukid, I found them pretty affordable and from small size to huge (like 32" wide appx) at a local asian market.  I'm sure you can find one in E. Bay.  Maybe check out some of the shops in the chinatown area in downtown Oakland.  Just a thought
Chris
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Post by: Kajukid on January 18, 2012, 12:06 AM
Kajukid, I found them pretty affordable and from small size to huge (like 32" wide appx) at a local asian market.  I'm sure you can find one in E. Bay.  Maybe check out some of the shops in the chinatown area in downtown Oakland.  Just a thought
Chris
i didnt even think of that...thank chris...
Title: Re: Project
Post by: Owen Reich on January 18, 2012, 08:06 AM
I've bought them at restaurant supply stores.  I switched to ARPACC pots from Tri-Tech Molded products located in McMinnville, Tennessee; they took up less space and got similar results.  They are also inexpensive  :).  Collanders are great though as you can put a small one in a bigger one with repotting as is often sometimes done in Japan.  Pour the fertilizer and water on they really perform well in collanders.
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Post by: Chrisl on January 18, 2012, 10:27 AM
Kajukid, I found them pretty affordable and from small size to huge (like 32" wide appx) at a local asian market.  I'm sure you can find one in E. Bay.  Maybe check out some of the shops in the chinatown area in downtown Oakland.  Just a thought
Chris
i didnt even think of that...thank chris...

You're very welcome Kajukid!  Good hunting!