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boon

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twisted itoigawa spring work
« on: May 17, 2010, 02:17 PM »
it is worked on this past weekend. May 16.
it has a lot of runners(little spike growth at the end of the tips).  it indicate that the tree is strong and ready to be work on.
i twist the runner off with finer(not finger nail).  thin the old needles. 
old needles has no new grow (light green color on the tips) on it.  remove them and it will open up more light and air into the interior.
this is the right way to work on juniper. 
 

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Re: twisted itoigawa spring work
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 02:17 PM »
here it is  after it is finished
 

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Re: twisted itoigawa spring work
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010, 02:24 PM »
Boon, that little guy even looks wonderful from here in Vermont
Jay
 

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Re: twisted itoigawa spring work
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2010, 02:25 PM »
Boon, that little guy even looks wonderful from here in Vermont
Jay

i am sorry it is my client's tree
 

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Re: twisted itoigawa spring work
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 03:23 PM »
Nothing to be sorry about!
 

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Re: twisted itoigawa spring work
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 04:01 PM »
So let me get this straight :
1) Remove runners on all needles.
2) cut off all needles which have no green growth.

Do you EVER wire these or what?
 

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Re: twisted itoigawa spring work
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2010, 04:17 PM »
This tree is wired.
 

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Re: twisted itoigawa spring work
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2010, 04:18 PM »
So let me get this straight :
1) Remove runners on all needles.
2) cut off all needles which have no green growth.

Do you EVER wire these or what?

1 remove only the part that grow beyond the outline.
2.yes, pull the one that has no new growing tips. or brown tips.

the tree is fully wired almost 2 years ago and the wire is still there it is not cut in yet.
it is a refine tree.  wiring is different from wiring for styling.


having lots of runners, it is the sign that the tree is healthy.  
Juniper without  runner, it should not be worked on.  it is not strong enough.
the tree that is not styled, should not be pinched.

pinching do not promote bud back.  it will only create density on the tips of the branch.  pinching is the last stage to keep the tree dense and refined.

 

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Re: twisted itoigawa spring work
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2010, 04:28 PM »
Nothing to be sorry about!

I am sorry that it is not mine.
 :D ;D
 

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Re: twisted itoigawa spring work
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2010, 04:44 PM »
AH......... ;)
 

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Re: twisted itoigawa spring work
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2010, 04:52 PM »
Boon

Thanks. I bought a couple of Chinese Juniper in the last year and this is the first spring I've had with them. My success rate with Junipers is poor so I was taking it easy. I had thinned out one a little last fall. The other was still in the pot it was imported in from Japan, until last weekend when I repotted them both.

Thanks again for the tips - I'll have a go at pulling the old needles out this coming weekend.



 

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Re: twisted itoigawa spring work
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2010, 02:27 AM »
do you protect the tree from the freezing cold temp in winter.  it was cold in January.  I was in Europe in January.
 

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Re: twisted itoigawa spring work
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2010, 02:53 AM »
Indeed, it was a terrible winter - I was stuck in the UK (even though I live in Amsterdam) while you were at Noelanders in Belgium because I intended to come see you!

I don't usually protect much at all and I paid the price this year when a number of trees died on me - my two largest Chinese Elms, a Hillier Elm and some tridents are now looking pretty sick. It was our worst winter in over 30 years. 8 separate

Luckily I had these two Junipers inside a partially heated (oil lamp) plastic greenhouse which seems to have kept them just fine. Both have the green tips to the needles on almost every needle.
 

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Re: twisted itoigawa spring work
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2010, 10:48 AM »
Indeed, it was a terrible winter - I was stuck in the UK (even though I live in Amsterdam) while you were at Noelanders in Belgium because I intended to come see you!

I don't usually protect much at all and I paid the price this year when a number of trees died on me - my two largest Chinese Elms, a Hillier Elm and some tridents are now looking pretty sick. It was our worst winter in over 30 years. 8 separate

Luckily I had these two Junipers inside a partially heated (oil lamp) plastic greenhouse which seems to have kept them just fine. Both have the green tips to the needles on almost every needle.


i saw several pictures of bonsai outside in the snow.  they look impressive to have snow cover but some species can deal with that kind of cold.  some more tender trees should be in the area that protect them from the cold.

we are lucky here, we only have a few days below freezing in san francsico bay area. 


i am sorry, i missed you in Belgium.  i will visit Amsterdam again in the future.  i love the museum there.

 

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