Recent Posts

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 ... 10
11
Tropical Bonsai Discussion / Re: First Parrot's-Beak
« Last post by Jay on January 18, 2018, 05:57 AM »
Steve, i like what you have done. This tree is extremely full. Is it your desire to keep it this way or to open it up a bit.
On the whole it looks like it enjoys Ft Wayne and your care. And CONGRATS on the Best Shohin.
J
12
Tropical Bonsai Discussion / Re: First Parrot's-Beak
« Last post by Treebeard55 on January 16, 2018, 06:24 PM »
A bit of an update on this tree, for any who are interested:

It survived some benign neglect a few years ago <blush> and is now residing in the same pot, but in my own mix rather than Scott's. A change of planting angle greatly increased the visual interest, in my opinion. It has turned out to be vigorous and fairly forgiving. And a few months ago it won the "Best Shohin" award in our club's Fall Show!

Here are a few more-up-to-date pictures, including two my wife took before and after the show. (Sorry - I've always been self-conscious in front of a camera.)
13
General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Minus 21 F.....Well it is winter
« Last post by Jay on January 08, 2018, 06:08 AM »
Good day. Yes, I've always brought my Larches into the Garage. It offers a wind free location and I can do a better job with mouse etc control. I have a heat grid system for under the pots that I only plug in when temps fall below about 20F. The Garage is attached but unheated nor insulated. It is moderated in temp a  bit.
J
14
Shohin Bonsai Discussion / Re: Shohin Sumo Japanese Maple
« Last post by laniblack on January 07, 2018, 11:26 AM »
The colorful pot makes the colors on the branches pop. To develop the thin branches, did you thread graft?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
15
General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Minus 21 F.....Well it is winter
« Last post by laniblack on January 07, 2018, 11:19 AM »
Been fairly cold here in north Vermont. -21F this morning, hasn't been over freezing since before Christmas.
But it is winter. Trees are doing well. My cold room is holding at 33 to 36 degrees and all looks well. My Larch are in the garage with the heating coil under the pots, should be OK....I hope
Just curious. . . Do you always bring your larches into the garage for the winter?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
16
General Bonsai Discussion / Minus 21 F.....Well it is winter
« Last post by Jay on January 07, 2018, 07:35 AM »
Been fairly cold here in north Vermont. -21F this morning, hasn't been over freezing since before Christmas.
But it is winter. Trees are doing well. My cold room is holding at 33 to 36 degrees and all looks well. My Larch are in the garage with the heating coil under the pots, should be OK....I hope
17
Welcome. I do not use any soil in my  mixes at all, however, if I want cuttings then I will use a peat based soil. Once rooted then they can be transferred into a non soil mix. Nutrients are not needed by cuttings until rooted, then they will be potted up separately and treated as a normal plant. I agree with Jay, find a club. I have no idea where you are, so can't suggest any.
If you are in USA then have a look at the American Bonsai Society web site. They list the clubs in USA. Elsewhere look at the national organisations' web sites.
Geoff.
18
General Bonsai Discussion / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR
« Last post by geoffhobson on January 06, 2018, 06:51 AM »
Happy New Year also. I don't come here much these days, but I managed to remember my login details so I could.
I have had to do an emergency re potting of one of my Scots Pines when it was blown off the wall it was on and the pot was broken. No damage to the tree. I have been working on a Juniper too, it is a semi cascade at the moment, but the members of the group were of the opinion that a change in planting angle would improve it, so next re pot I will alter the angle so it will be more slanting than semi cascade.
I am going to the Noelanders show in February, first time, looking forward to it. I have several trees that are showing signs of buds moving so by early next month I will be getting into re potting.
I can't wait to get going, I am working on the Juniper again Sunday, at the workshop. Then next week I have two meetings, and so it goes,
Geoff.
19
General Bonsai Discussion / HAPPY NEW YEAR
« Last post by Jay on January 02, 2018, 05:28 AM »
Perhaps a day late but still true....
A Happy and Healthy New Year to All.
May this year bring you joy and happiness...
And may all your trees grow to what you want
My best
Jay

And...... May we once again be an active Bonsai discussion board
20
General Bonsai Discussion / Re: wintering in Iowa zone 5A
« Last post by M. Frary on December 19, 2017, 05:51 AM »
  Zone 4.
I keep mine out all year long.
Deciduous and conifer go on the ground. Munched in up to the lower branches.
Frozen for close to 5 months.
The only problem I've experienced was voles.
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 ... 10