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    Maple Deadwood Work

    Unfortunately the tree died later in the summer after this work was done. My guess, which is probably wrong because my plant physiology knowledge is limited, is that I removed too much of the heartwood which limited the amount of water the foliage received. The leaves appeared to be wilting...
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    Carnivorous plants?

    It's easier in deeper tubs, but doable in shallow ones, you just have to make sure the soil stays wet.
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    Carnivorous plants?

    Your best bet would probably be to keep it sitting in a shallow tray of water, maybe a suiban? S. purpurea in particular will be difficult since it is a very water loving species. For most of my Sarracenia I fill the tubs with ~3/4" of water which will typically dry out by the end of the day...
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    Carnivorous plants?

    Nepenthes care varies widely by species since they're found at different elevations which changes their temperature requirements. They are tropical, from SE Asia, and generally like to stay moist at all times, prefer higher humidity, and most species prefer not to get too cold. They can be...
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    Looking to find a nursery in California

    Sounds like Matsuda Bonsai Nursery in Newcastle. It's the other side of Sacramento (heading towards Tahoe, but before you get to Auburn). When you enter there's a long drive way leads to an open area with a workshop on the left with an open front and a house on the right. Straight ahead is a...
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    Demon Feet

    I agree some of his pots aren't subtle, but I appreciate the craftsmanship. I really enjoy his Youtube videos, but getting your hands on anything will be hard. It doesn't look like he ships to the US anymore.
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    Demon Feet

    Not quite demon feet, but this and this are close.
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    Looking for some seedling/nebari info

    I repotted them in early 2015, but they hadn't started growing around the holes so there wasn't much to see. I left them alone this past spring and they're getting bigger, but still have a ways to go. Sorry for the bad photos, but I just ran out and took a picture of one of the groups (I have...
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    Grahm Potter???

    He posts on his blog semi-regularly and it sounds like he's just super busy trying to keep his business going. On top of that he has a few non-bonsai hobbies as well.
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    Cork oak

    Hey Jeff, good plan. The trunk with more movement seems like it would work better for a leader. Do you defoliate your oaks when you transplant? I've noticed mine tend to sulk and drop most of their leaves regardless (Cork & coast live) after transplanting, but can't tell if I'm doing something...
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    repotting in winter

    Since my climate is rather mild I've been repotting since christmas, just had to protect things from freezing when temps got low, but our low this winter was 28 so not much is needed.
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    BonsaiNut 2.0

    Happy to help test.
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    About the new ads...

    You should set up a Patreon account or something similar, works on donations and can set it up to be recurring (just like your costs).
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    Naked Hornbeam

    I saw the Shuho pot at the swap meet, but I asked because I have one that is very similar. Same glaze, almost same size, but straighter sides and I didn't know what it was as I haven't been able to match the chop to anything yet. It wouldn't surprise me if it was a Shuho though based on the...
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    Naked Hornbeam

    Looks good Jeff, do you know what type of pot it's in? I've always liked white/cream pots for deciduous trees and the odd glaze works well with the hornbeam trunk. Also when would you trim back the long shoots? Is now a good time or would you wait until spring? -Danny
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