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General Category => Deciduous Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Hotaction on September 09, 2010, 01:39 PM

Title: a small larch
Post by: Hotaction on September 09, 2010, 01:39 PM
This is a little one that I've been goofing around with all season.  I slip potted it last night and removed more of the foliage.  It is more of an expirement than anything, as I have plenty of stock just like this one before i butchered it.

Dave
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Hotaction on September 09, 2010, 01:43 PM
here is another, a bit bigger than the first one.  Collected spring 09, planted in pond basket this year.  Wire and reduction due for after needle drop.

Dave
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Hotaction on October 01, 2010, 01:10 PM
Just did another one the other night, had to wait for the rain to stop to get some pics.  The taper isn't very good, but I think it can make a decent tree in a few years.  I left a few buds along the lower trunk to hopefully induce as bit of taper.  If anything, it is at least a start for the future.

Dave
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: tanlu on October 08, 2010, 10:39 AM
The tree looks fine and I can see how growing out the lower branches would improve the taper.

Larches are cool trees, but I live further south, closer to New York City, and the only larch I've found is in a public park. I read some articles about propagating cuttings from first year wood, so I took some small branches form that tree, used some root hormone and stuck them in fine moist sand. We'll see what happens.
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Hotaction on March 26, 2011, 06:37 PM
Ok, did up another small one last night. Shohin size, branches will be reduced as new shoots appear.
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Mike Pollock on March 27, 2011, 07:37 AM
More nice larches.  Do you do any group plantings?

Tanlu, where in the NYC area are you? Our club meets in Geenwich, CT (Cos Cob actually). You close?
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Hotaction on March 27, 2011, 10:47 AM
Mike, Thanks for the compliment.  I collected a bunch of these smaller ones last spring and stuffed them into pond baskets.  The plan was to use most of them for forest/group plantings.  I'll probably do a small group this spring, and leave the rest to keep growing strong roots in the baskets.  I'm going collecting again in a couple weeks, and I should be able to grab a  bunch more. 

Dave
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Hotaction on April 07, 2011, 02:30 PM
Just put wire to one of these.  More reduction to come, but it is a start.
(and a peak at one of my bigger larch pushing buds)
Dave
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Hotaction on April 13, 2011, 02:10 PM
Back to the original small larch.
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Hotaction on April 13, 2011, 02:17 PM
This one is posted in this thread somewhere.  the top broke off in winter storage, oh well.
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Hotaction on April 27, 2011, 01:47 PM
Another shot of one of the small ones as the foliage emerges.

Dave
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Hotaction on May 06, 2011, 02:02 PM
more spring pics
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Hotaction on December 01, 2011, 04:28 AM
Back to the shohin progression.
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Hotaction on March 18, 2012, 05:44 PM
Repotted
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: MatsuBonsai on March 18, 2012, 05:53 PM
Looking good!  for a larch :)
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Hotaction on March 18, 2012, 06:34 PM
Another Repotted larch for you.
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Chrisl on March 19, 2012, 09:03 AM
Nice Larches Hotaction!  Must be nice to have collectable Larche's in your area!!

And Matsu, don't tell me you're a Larch hater LOL!!!! And of course, just kidding!!
Title: Re: a small larch
Post by: Dirk on December 09, 2012, 08:14 AM
Dave,
I love your small larch. I find larch great to work with. Not very hard to get great ramification and
very nice delicate twigs.

Dick