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    MACH5 (Sergio) on Bonsai Mirai podcast

    Just listened @MACH5 . Wonderful listen and inspiration.
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    MACH5 (Sergio) on Bonsai Mirai podcast

    Haven’t listened yet, but I’m excited too.
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    Large and neglected nursery Valley Oak (Quercus Lobata)

    Hey @BobbyLane do English oaks bud consistently from old wood? Like heavily textured old wood? The nursery I got the above one from had at least a dozen old Quercus Lobata with foliage aways up, but not down low. Trees with much thicker trunks and very textured bark. Can’t seem to find out if...
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    Quercus garryana progression

    Looking good Reid. That nebari is a bit funky, do you think ground layering new roots would work? I just found this Quercus Lobata at an obscure Nursery here in NM. Don’t want to hijack your your thread with my own pics so it’s right Here.
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    Large and neglected nursery Valley Oak (Quercus Lobata)

    So I recently dug up an Oak from my yard of the house I sold. It was planted 5 yrs ago and almost tripled in girth. I’m quite excited about this tree with smaller lobed leaves. @Bonsai Nut helped me identify it as Quercus Lobata and spike if it’s great promise for bonsai culture. Here is...
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    Thoughts on this Crepe Myrtle

    Everything Fisher said. I’ve got one in development also. I’ve found that there is a sweet spot To wiring the new shoots. I’ve broken off multiple in the past when I wire to early, but have snapped several when wiring too late. Right before the branch starts to lignify is my preferred time...
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    I built my first bench

    Looking really great Reid! Great to see a post from you.
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    Happy Father's Day!

    Don’t get me wrong, most days it’s a bit of a burden! 😂
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    Happy Father's Day!

    Thanks Carol. Didn’t spend all day working trees, but my wife sure would have let me. You saw the post, but I did some work on my ficus today!
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    Ficus Benjamina “wiandi”

    not full on, but mostly. It def gets some shady parts of the day. It probably could though. They seem to grow leaves based on their light situation. It’s interesting when I transition them to outdoors. The leaves that had been growing for the last few months of winter and early spring...
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    Ficus Benjamina “wiandi”

    Thank you! Yes set the direction early. Only wire if you feel you have to, and do it before the branch has gotten woody. These snap so very easy. The cuttings this time of year require little more than a consistently moist substrate. Out of the growing season I like to put them in a glass...
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    Ficus Benjamina “wiandi”

    Went ahead and gave it a bit of a trim. Also applied an approach graft in a gap between 2 surface roots. when these things go outside I like to defoliate the leaves that had grown in the soft light indoors. They tend to fry out in the sunlight. By doing this I get an abundance of back budding...
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    Ficus Benjamina “wiandi”

    Since going outside this tree has really shagged up. Needs a trim. Though the nebari also needs work. Rather than trim too many leaves out, I may leave it shaggy and start a few approach grafted roots. The apex has also visually shifted right, which I don’t want. Would prefer to keep it...
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    Coral Beauty Cotoneaster. A great second tree. A step by step for beginners.

    Leave the root ball mostly intact for sure. The thought would be, the existing roots push new growth and when you’ve got the new growth, that is what pushes new roots next spring at re-pot. While all 3 of these are pushing new growth very well, the 2 others I started last year and did the same...
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    Mame coral beauty Cotoneaster, 3 month progression

    I used a dormant bug spray but did not use a dormant fungal spray. The bug spray worked wonders for trees that normally are devastated by leaf curl. Per @markyscott suggestion I Had planned on using a lime sulphur spray this year but the nursery I would normally buy lime sulphur from no longer...
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