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    Grow Box Size

    Nice idea @Wires_Guy_wires . Will test sticking a chunk of pine wood in soil. Thanks. Good Day Anthony
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    A raintree at 52 degrees North

    Leatherback, the idea was to treat your effort with respect - Hence the Sub-Tropical forum. You need specific research, not just clumping the Sub-Tropics and Tropics together. Good Day Anthony
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    Kilnin' Myshelf

    Basic Fine Art rule - so if someone shows and asks for no critique give only praise or speak not. In @sorce, Sorce's case, he has to ask for critiques, but not yet, he is still going through his discovery stage. The magic renews itself eh sorceror. Lots of practice. Go For it!!!!! Beautiful...
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    A raintree at 52 degrees North

    Just defoliated a -West Indian Cherry [ Sub-Tropical ] keaves had insect damage since May - 5 day ------- leaves already. As far north as lower Texas. Now that is growing. Used to be called Malpighia g nw e. Good Day Anthony
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    Grow Box Size

    Hehl heh ------ over-sized plastic bonsai pots :po_O
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    A raintree at 52 degrees North

    Quietly ------- Guys request a - Sub-Tropical Forum there are subtle differences. Good Day Anthony
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    A discussion on hours of sunlight per day

    Nah South - Not Puerto Rico,o_O Maybe Florida - chuckle.;) Sorce needs hurrricane traineed trees.:eek: Good Day Anthony
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    Kilnin' Myshelf

    Hey Sorce, Nic just finished cleaning local clay for 16 x 6 inch tall pots, for growing on J.B.pines. K finally cleaned the clay he stole from the ants nest and next month should see some small action. NIc has been asked to make a shallow pot for a new tree. Will show when he has dpne it...
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    A discussion on hours of sunlight per day

    Tropics here. J.B.pines get from 6 a.m until 4.00 p.m Celtis l. prefers dappled light all day. Crepe myrtle can handle same as J.B.pines. Same for Fukien tea, and Southern Chinese elms. Boxwood from Miami, is more morning and late evening sun. Good Day Anthony
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    Ficus roots trying to escape

    Tropics here - with rain / high humidity they tend to surface root. We just cut off what is not needed / wanted. Good Day Anthony * soil mix is usually - 90 % inorganic non porous and 10 % aged compost. We have to control at times rampant trunk expansion.
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    grow box vs overpotting

    We use earthenware ] porus ] pots at 16 x 5 or 6 inches deep. These lose water normally. Making a few next week. Good Day Anthony
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    American Bonsai Society Announcement

    Storm in a teacup
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    Communis dying in Akadama

    2 suggestions - See if the communis produces an exceptional bonsai [ or is this a special love situation - memory etc.] Otherwise move on to ................... [ 2 ] Though on our side junipers are not favourites, we have a few from Miami, and they grow in a simple mix of 5 mm silica based...
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    American Bonsai Society Announcement

    @SU2 , simple private e-mails, telephone and visits in person. So what if there is a ban, if the chap was helpful. Just keep in touch with him. Ignore the rest. Wishing you well. Anthony
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    What would you tell yourself when you were younger? (in relation to bonsai) + Book recommendations

    Now @GGB ,:) Them's fighting words:D Almost all we have down here is seed or seedlings:eek: Good Day Anthony So what's wrong me ? {[ tamarind ] I could grow up to be this - about 28 inches tall From a 3 keaves seedling