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General Category => Shohin Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: johng on July 02, 2009, 09:04 PM

Title: A few to share...
Post by: johng on July 02, 2009, 09:04 PM
None of these trees are really that great but I sure enjoy playing with them.  I hope that if I can keep them alive for 10 or so years they might make decent trees.

Pic 1 - Dwarf Piceas/Spruce - container is about 2" sq and about 1.5" tall
Pic 2 - Dwarf Piceas/Spruce - 5" tall
Pic 3 - Privet - 5"
Pic 4 - Dwarf Golden Hinoki - 5" tall
Title: Re: A few to share...
Post by: johng on July 02, 2009, 09:08 PM
pic 1 - JWP grafted on JBP by Suthin - amazingly enough I have maintained this tree now for 4 years.
pic 2 - perspective
pic 3 - Chinese Elm - started my Martin Sweeney - the privet from the previous post was also his.
pic 4 - some kind of culitvar of Star Jasmine
Title: Re: A few to share...
Post by: Larry Gockley on July 06, 2009, 06:47 PM
I think they're all great John. My favorite is the Hinoki, but not something I can grow in south Texas. Thanks for showing them. Larry
Title: Re: A few to share...
Post by: johng on July 06, 2009, 06:51 PM
Thanks Larry...

John
Title: Re: A few to share...
Post by: bwaynef on July 06, 2009, 07:05 PM
Give us some details about these trees.  I can surmise you picked at least one up from Suthin.  Did you create these from nursery stock?  I suspect some of these are in your turface bed?  How often do you have to water?
Title: Re: A few to share...
Post by: Rick Moquin on July 06, 2009, 08:05 PM
Great work John, yes please more details.
Title: Re: A few to share...
Post by: clrosner on July 06, 2009, 08:09 PM
c"MON JohnG:
Don't leave us hanging!!  These are terrific, but more details on care of such beauties!

Warmest regards for jobs well done!

Carl
Title: Re: A few to share...
Post by: johng on July 07, 2009, 04:13 AM
leaving for vacation this morning guys but I promise more info when I get back....but for now I do grow them in a bed of turface.  Other than the pine...all the other conifers were started from nursery stock...iseli nursery I am pretty sure.  They are all on their own root.  The Elm and the Privet were started by Martin Sweeney.
John
Title: Re: A few to share...
Post by: shimsuki on July 22, 2009, 06:31 PM
I really like the 2nd spruce in the first post and the jwp.
I think you have a good eye for picking out pots too. Where did you get the spruces?
Title: Re: A few to share...
Post by: johng on July 23, 2009, 06:50 AM
Thanks Shimsuki...  The Spruce came from a local landscape nursery.  But, they were grown and sold from Iseli Nursery out west.
John
Title: Re: A few to share...
Post by: Billkcmo on July 31, 2009, 06:55 AM
Love the finished look that your trees have.  They are all very nice.  Thanks for sharing.  Bill
Title: Re: A few to share...
Post by: Jeff Lahr on July 31, 2009, 09:07 AM
I like your selection of pots, quite a variety.
Title: Re: A few to share...
Post by: Curtis on August 01, 2009, 11:30 PM
What kind of spruce is that??
Title: Re: A few to share...
Post by: johng on August 02, 2009, 06:39 AM
What kind of spruce is that??

I believe that is a dwarf cultivar named Elf...I also have one that is still a dwarf but a little larger called Humpty Dumpty.
Thanks for the comments folks.
John