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october

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Home Depot Yew
« on: August 12, 2010, 04:34 PM »
Hello all,
This is a yew I have been training for a little over 2 years. I found the tree and Home depot and noticed the natural shari. I thought that even if the rest of the tree was sub par, between the natural deadwood and the single trunk, I thought that something could be done with it.

Pic 1 is the tree as purchased,
pic 2 is the first styling and put into a grow pot
pic 3 shows how much new growth the tree put out, also not visible, the shari was refined in a workshop (thanks John)
pic 4 is the tree cut back hard and some new branches chosen.
Pic 5 and 6 is how the tree looks now

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october

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Re: Home Depot Yew
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 04:35 PM »
continued......

Rob
 

garywood

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Re: Home Depot Yew
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 05:29 PM »
Rob, great progression, super work!
Wood
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 05:34 PM »
Looks like a nice start, can't wait to see the tree in the future.
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 05:49 PM »
Thanks gary.. This tree grows so fast it needs constant attention, otherwise, it loses it's proportions very fast. I have tried to keep up with it.

Thanks shimsuki... Ocassionally you find some good material at the home depots or other home improvements centers... by occasionally I mean 1 out of 2000-3000 thousand trees  ..lol ;D

Rob
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 06:07 PM »
I have never worked with or grown yew, but I have seen many nice specimens. Do you like it for bonsai?
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 06:43 PM »
This is my first yew. I like the fact that it is a conifer that grows amazingly fast and back buds from everywhere.

This pic shows how much growth was put on in less than 1 1/2 years. The blue was  the tree the previous year.
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010, 09:24 PM »
What variety of yew is this?  It's my understanding (not having any myself) that some back-bud better than others. 

I guess I have a few thousand more trees to look through next time I go to Lowes.  The wife will be so thrilled.  :)
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 09:29 PM »
I once bought 1,200 1 gallon San Jose Junipers (they had overgrown being useful for the boxstore trade) - stacked em to the ceiling in my 16ft enclosed trailer (got them from a wholesale grower in Florida). Sold about 1/2 on the way back to a friend  in Louisiana, we got about 100 that were useful out of the whole lot.

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Re: Home Depot Yew
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010, 03:12 PM »
Hello John C..I am not sure of the variety.. I believe I saved the tag for it though, so maybe I can find it and I'll post it. I have since paid close attention to all the yews in these nurseries and home improvements centers and have not come across any with a lot of potential.

Hello John K.. 100 trees with good potential out of 1200 is like striking bonsai gold...lol ;D
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2010, 10:14 AM »
Hi mate,

I really like this little tree! it has some great potential and some nice flowing movement! one thing i must ask though, does the pot have three feet or four??

If it has three you might want to consider having two of the feet face front, it will make the tree feel more balanced in the overall composition. if it has four then having two feet facing the front is still a good idea, it makes everything balanced and look right :)

very nice tree, great vigour, How have you found leaf reduction on these?

Jamie :)
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2010, 08:50 AM »
Actually, having three feet with one centered in the front is appropriate. I know a rule....... Something to be broken.
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2010, 10:02 AM »
Hello John C..I am not sure of the variety.. I believe I saved the tag for it though, so maybe I can find it and I'll post it. I have since paid close attention to all the yews in these nurseries and home improvements centers and have not come across any with a lot of potential.

Hello John K.. 100 trees with good potential out of 1200 is like striking bonsai gold...lol ;D
Very nice yew, btw.

I regularly get to sort through thousands of freshly imported mallsai from China and Thailand at Lodder bonsai. I DO NOT find 1 in 12 with good potential! I reckon that 1 in 200 is worthwhile - and that's with trees that are allegedly already bonsai!
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2010, 11:40 AM »
What variety of Yew is this? Looks great!
 

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Re: Home Depot Yew
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2010, 12:20 PM »
Sorry, missed the responses on this thread, I didn't say had potential, I said useful.......... Different can of beans.

John