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    Pot School

    Yes! Maeoka-san is a very hardworking and talented individual. I've seen his pots in person and they're very clean.
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    GRAY OAK (QUERCUS GRISEA)

    Only saw it along its journey as it passed through Chicago! Great to see it progress. Super cool oak!
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    GRAY OAK (QUERCUS GRISEA)

    This looks great Sergio! I'm happy that this oak was able to thrive in your climate.
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    Back Stateside

    Chinese elm is fairly fast to develop. I like to use a combination of pot growing and ground growing for different cycles of sacrifice running and branch development. If your intention is to create a shohin I do not like exclusively using ground growing--it produces internode sizes that are too...
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    Pot suggestions for this juniper.

    senpai!! I would go for softer rectangle. No sharp corners, some flare is okay. Smaller pot for sure!
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    Raku Sorcery

    Very cool @sorce !!
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    My year around bonsai work in the Inland Empire, CA

    Very nice sunny weather today after the few weeks of rain!
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    Utah Juniper, my first yamadori!

    If I could find some nice bluish foliage I'd do it. For the same reasons I'm considering kishu because of the color, but itoigawa will allow me to maximize the detail and structure for a smaller tree.
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    Guidance for young Chinese Elm

    Hi @cetanorak, you have to focus on one thing at a time. Start by building the roots, then trunk, then primary branches, secondary, etc. Of course it's possible to co develop different parts at the same time, but as a general rule of thumb when you are building a tree from the ground up (as...
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    Back Stateside

    Good to be back! Absolutely terrible time to look for a job and to do professional bonsai work 🙃. Will be hunkering down with the folks for awhile.
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    Back Stateside

    Maybe not right now cause how things are, but anyone relatively local to me I accept trees as payment for private work 😂 Really want to get my own collection going again haha
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    Back Stateside

    Good to be back! Things are definitely a bit crazy right now.
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    Utah Juniper, my first yamadori!

    Cali
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    Utah Juniper, my first yamadori!

    Yep, the desert junipers definitely don't thrive in very humid climates will at best be less vigorous or at worst, die. I don't know if it's necessary to graft on different roots, but change the foliage to say kishu or itoigawa makes a big different in the humid climates from what people tell...
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    Utah Juniper, my first yamadori!

    I'm back in the US right now! Also upon acquiring this tree I was told it was Utah, but after having seen many Utahs in person it is most likely Sierra. I do like the blue foliage quite a lot. I did try at one stage to induce backbudding and to approach graft it's own shoots closer to the base...
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