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    Help with pot on shore pine yamadori

    Actually, this tree is nowhere near ready for a pot yet. It’s got great potential, but putting it in a bonsai pot at this stage of the game is going to restrict it’s growth. The Anderson flat is a better choice. There is a major, major issue: the Y structure up in the apex. You simply can’t...
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    A Japanese White Pine

    Actually, the way it went down was I said I was going to buy it if he didn’t, and Dave didn’t want me to have ANOTHER nice JWP, so he bought it to deprive me of it! See what good friends I have?
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    A Japanese White Pine

    Good job. Sometime, I can show you how to set the bud angles a little better. (Easier to show you than try to describe it. Had a bit to do with “feel”, too.
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    MY GARDEN, SHARE YOURS

    Oh, gosh, the gravel is just to get the red clay covered up! The pond has barely been in for a month, and the patio a week! He hasn’t even cashed the check I wrote to pay for it yet! I’ll plant sedum, and moss and all kinds of stuff to soften it up. It hasn’t rained in two months the GA. Red...
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    MY GARDEN, SHARE YOURS

    Oh, gosh, the gravel is just to get the red clay covered up! The pond has barely been in for a month, and the patio a week! He hasn’t even cashed the check I wrote to pay for it yet! I’ll plant sedum, and moss and all kinds of stuff to soften it up. It hasn’t rained in two months the GA. Red...
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    MY GARDEN, SHARE YOURS

    The patio is awesome . I went from an undersized little covered porch to an expansive patio that goes right up to the pond. Sure, I still have the same limited covered area, but the patio has given me at least 10 times the usable space. And I’ll install a retractable awning over a bunch of...
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    Need a little help

    Yeah, but coh, you’re just a look-alike-master, not a real BonsaiNut!
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    Repotting and half bare rooting pines

    But Dave, I’m not a REAL master, just a wanna-be. I’m sure I couldn’t meet the Bolero standard!
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    Need a little help

    Guys, it sounds like he slip potted, a REAL slip pot, out if plastic into a terra cotta pot. No big deal. Terra cotta is fine. It’s just like to break under freeze/thaw conditions. Drown? Keep it out of the rain??? Excuse me? My god, it’s a tree!!! It was in a plastic pot for years! It...
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    Repotting and half bare rooting pines

    Here goes nuthin’: Starting with a tree already in inorganic bonsai soil, but needs repotting, first cut the tie down wires off under the pot as short as possible. Same with the wires holding the screens in place. Then, take a sickle, and scrape it along the inside edge of a long side of the...
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    JBP trunk chop timing.....conflicting info when researching

    As long as the tree is healthy and strong, you can chop anytime. If you have a weak tree, don’t chop. I believe Sorce posted the same thing. I’ve chopped in the fall. The tree lived. I’ve chopped in the spring. The tree lived. Both trees were strong. And now for the unwanted advice...
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    A Scots Pine progression

    Nice! Can you bend that bottom left branch towards the viewer a bit?
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    Zuisho JWP - with Guy Wires!

    It is the camera angle, largely. It’s a tall tree, so my pictures have been taken mid-trunk height. So, we’re looking down on that first branch a bit. I agree that the pictures look flat. Now that the tree is done, I might could lift the layers some, but I like the structure I’ve put in, and I...
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    Zuisho JWP - with Guy Wires!

    I’m talking about where there are three (sometimes more) little twigs growing from one node. I keep two twigs, and remove one. Usually the center one, with scissors. Look at the “branch before cutting back”. See where they say “Branch too strong”? Now look at the second drawing. They cut...
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    Zuisho JWP - with Guy Wires!

    Yep. Also, there are sometimes places where at the terminal, there’s three new shoots. Two weaker side shoots and a center, stronger leader. I will usually remove the center leader, keeping the two weaker shoots.
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