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october

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Home Depot Yew Update
« on: May 27, 2011, 06:53 PM »
Hello all.. Well, this is an update on the yew I posted in this forum a while ago. Actually, the original post is still only a few posts down in this forum.

Here is the tree after being pulled out of the grow pot and put into a bonsai pot. Also, a different potting angle was chosen along with some different branching options...comments welcome.

Rob
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew Update
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 04:36 AM »
Brilliant. I love it.
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew Update
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 01:09 PM »
Looking really good Rob. Is this the same yew that you posted on "Bonsai Talk"? Can't believe that was two years ago. Seems like a hundred. Don't know if you remember, but under a different user name, I was the one who remarked, ( since you got it at Home Depot), that it must be true -  " yew can do it, we can help".  Again, looking good. I look at it and am reminded of the feeling of achieving a "finished" bonsai, and deciding where to go now. Do you have plans / goals, for this, or does it only need to refine and mature? Or are you the "play it by ear " type? Larry
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew Update
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2011, 01:39 PM »
Very impressive, Rob. An excellent image in a small package.
 

october

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Re: Home Depot Yew Update
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 03:15 PM »
Thank you Jeremy.. I appreciate the compliment

Hello Larry..  I do somewhat rememberr your comment and yes, it must be the same yew from bonsai talk. As far as future... Pot wise, this is the smallest pot the tree would ever be able to be in. As far as the tree.. The shari is already completed. All that is left is to develope some secondary branches and do some pinching. I estimate it will be as complete as it will be in about 1 more year. Then just maintenance.

Thanks Treebeard55.. For such a small tree it has a very classic feel to it.

Rob
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew Update
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011, 04:59 PM »
I also thought I recognized that yew from BonsaiTalk. (I use the same username any time I join a bonsai forum.) I remember looking for an image in the tree as it was then, and not being able to discern much of one with the experience I then had. I have to say you've developed this tree very well indeed.
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew Update
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 05:53 PM »
Here are the progression pics.
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew Update
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2013, 10:33 PM »
Well, after 2 1/2 years, here is an update on my yew. I am definitely getting my $30 worth. ;D

The first pic is the tree out of winter storage.
Pic 2 is after the restyle
Pic 3 is the tree is a different pot.

Rob
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew Update
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2013, 12:09 AM »
Nice. I spent an afternoon with a new source for old material a week ago, walking rows in old nursery grow out fields, looked at several thousand yews from Shohin to super Ogata. Raw material, great potential.  PM me and I can pass on his contact.
 

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Re: Re: Home Depot Yew Update
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2013, 01:50 AM »
What an awesome bonsai from readily available material! Great work!

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Re: Home Depot Yew Update
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2013, 08:32 AM »
Thanks John and Joshua.

Rob