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Species Specific => Shimpaku Juniper Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Chrisl on August 08, 2013, 11:12 AM

Title: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: Chrisl on August 08, 2013, 11:12 AM
Anyone know where I can get some Itoigawa whips?  I bought a procumbens nana that I want to practice grafting on it. 

(I've changed my mind on the concept of grafting...if John's listening and remembers my adamant feelings on grafting at the time LOL)

Thanks
Chris
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: John Kirby on August 08, 2013, 01:43 PM
Hmm, a shudder in the force........
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: Chrisl on August 08, 2013, 08:10 PM
HaHaHa! And may the force be strong with you!  ;D
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: MatsuBonsai on August 08, 2013, 09:59 PM
I might have a few I could part with.  What size/age/purpose?  Just for practice and propagating?
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: Chrisl on August 09, 2013, 01:24 AM
Say 1/4" or so thick, and hopefully have enough growth for the purpose of grafting onto a procumbens come spring.

I don't need many, a few is great.  I'd also like to try propagation but found it hard to pull off here.  But I'll get there ;)

Thanks Matsu.  If you want, just pm me the details and we'll go from there.
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: MatsuBonsai on August 09, 2013, 09:46 AM
I know for sure I have a larger single in a little liner pot, and 3-4 smaller cuttings in a little cheap Chinese bonsai pot.  I'll try to get some photos tonight or tomorrow morning. 
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: Chrisl on August 09, 2013, 12:49 PM
That would be very nice of you Matsu, Thank You!
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: John Kirby on August 10, 2013, 07:18 AM
I think I knew the mother plant.
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: Chrisl on August 12, 2013, 09:33 AM
Any luck Matsu?
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: MatsuBonsai on August 12, 2013, 08:50 PM
Sorry, I got distracted by another project this past weekend.

I believe the group of cuttings are from a small tree I got from Cass several years ago.  They reported it was California(?), grafted by Fred(?).

If I'm not mistaken the single is also from that tree, but a year or two older.

Both are yours, if'n you want them.  We'll have to coordinate getting them to you, as it's been horribly hot here this week, and the group of cuttings likely won't be the most fun to ship.
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: John Kirby on August 12, 2013, 10:27 PM
Nice pot.
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: MatsuBonsai on August 12, 2013, 10:54 PM
Clover is a bonus.
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: John Kirby on August 13, 2013, 08:01 AM
Akio says "Hmmmmmmmm"
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: Chrisl on August 13, 2013, 10:47 AM
Those look perfect Matsu.  But you're right, awful time to ship.  Wonder if you can slip pot the cuttings into a cheap nursery can?  But if you think they may not make it, I should wait. 
Title: Re: Source for Itoigawa Whips?
Post by: paulpash on August 13, 2013, 04:01 PM
Can you post some pics of your attempts? I have been wanting to do a similar thing to my Juniper and a guide would be great!!  :D