Recent content by cray13

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    2010 Bonsai Competition at the North Carolina State Fair

    The North Carolina State Fair was held from Oct 14th-24th. For the first time a Bonsai Division was added to the Flower and Garden Show Competition. Arthur Joura, the Curator of the Bonsai Collection at the North Carolina Arboretum graciously agreed to serve as the judge for this first Bonsai...
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    5 Point Leaf Maple

    Method for ID'ing sweet gum My apologies if someone already mentioned this... I must be honest and say I haven't read every entry in this thread. Quick tip on identifying sweet gum. Pull a fresh green leaf off of the tree in question and crush it in the palm of your hand... if it has a...
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    Black Pine Problem

    I live in NC with a very similar climate to GA. I also use Daconil. If I see cast on a tree I apply Daconil to the entire tree. I reapply after two weeks as a follow up. This seems to work well in controlling the cast.
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    A tricky test ;-)

    Are they are in different types of soil? Different organic components or different Organic to Inorganic ratio? If the amount of water and sunlight are the same then I'm guessing the most obvious and assuming you have an issue with the soil.
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    Back Budding Black Pine?

    fellow TBS member here... Mac, I attended a demonstration with Dana Quattlebaum who runs the nursery at Brussels Bonsai last month in Charlotte at the Bonsai Learning Center. He worked on a beautiful Mikawa JBP. After the demo I was able to discuss with him his approach to growing JBP...
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    Bald Cypress Giant

    Demo by Gary on 03/08/09 in Raleigh, NC Gary visited my club in Raleigh, NC and did a demo for us on Sunday as well as an afternoon workshop on Saturday. Here are a few images of a big BC he worked on at our demo. Gary is a wealth of knowledge on BC. His workshop and demo were...
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    display for discussion

    Some thoughts... Disclaimer... I'm a beginner so take my opinion as just that... the opinion of a beginner. First, I really like the tree... you've done a great job with the branching. For the display. I think its excellent that you've created your own scroll... I couldn't begin to consider...
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    Morris Midget Boxwood

    I agree with your assessment of the branches. At this point I had to work with what the material offered. It definitely would take quite some time to completely grow new branches. I'm hoping when the foliage fills back out that the branch size will be less dominant. We'll have to wait and...
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    Morris Midget Boxwood

    I've had it for three years, but it's 10 years old right now. Morris Midget is similar to a Kingsville boxwood. They grow about an inch a year if you're lucky. The Kingsville has smaller leaves.
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    Morris Midget Boxwood

    In training for three years now. I plan to put into a pot next spring and hopefully will be able to reduce the leaf size a bit once the tree is confined to its pot. Tree stands about 8 Inches from soil line to apex.
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    Black pine from seed

    I'm following Bonsai Today's publication regarding developing JBP from seed. This is the beginning of my fourth year and I thought I'd share some of my results. I started out purchasing 2-0 bareroot seedlings from Musser forests my first year and have continued to order at least fifty 2 year...
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    Name this boxwood variety

    Found this on google microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Midget' "Morris Midget’, a very compact mounded plant, is one of the most compact of all boxwoods. Annual growth of about 1” per year. Originated in the Morris...
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    Name this boxwood variety

    Just wanted to chime in... I have Morris Midget and Kingsville and I must agree with Smoke. This definitely looks like Morris to me. They probably grow about an inch a year if your lucky.
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    Online Pine Study Group

    Excellent Chris. I'm in... I look forward to the first meeting.
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    Cutting back new shoots and re potting Mugos

    There will probably be enough time for new buds to set... but there will not be much growth until the spring. You may want to check out this thread... a lot of info from Vance.