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    Adair’s bench at Boon’s

    Nice thanks for sharing. Need more pines though ;)
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    DC National Arboretum Fall Color Today

    Thanks for posting these. I never seem to have a chance to get out there for the fall display :( I live on the other side of DC, maybe about 10 miles away. Interesting how those trees are much further along than mine. Many of mine are still bright green.
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    First large yew project

    I'd leave it alone for more like 3 years. My sense is that these trees will push growth and look like they have recovered, but what they have done is deplete all their stored energy and will weaken and slowly die thereafter.
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    Show us your Oak (Quercus) Pre-Bonsai

    Oaks grow incredibly slowly in containers. I've tried valley, cork bark, english, and willow, and they don't thicken very much at all. Ground is certainly your best bet. I put a few english oaks in the ground, and plan to dig them up every 3-5 years to make sure that the roots don't get away...
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    NBF World Bonsai Day demo--Chase Rosade forest redesign

    Hmm where was Natures Way? I must have missed them. Is that a Colorado Blue Spruce? I think I saw it yesterday, is a really nice tree.
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    Our most loyal members...

    Wow, seriously? That's crazy growth. Did you put it in the ground at all or kept it in a pot? I have a Scots that I put in the ground for about 3-5 years. Caliper only got to about 1.5", and I ended up digging it up this year to put in an anderson flat. I was going to keep it on the...
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    Our most loyal members...

    Do the veterans qualify as NBWs (Net Bonsai Wankers)? That was an interesting point in time in Bnut history.
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    Our most loyal members...

    Is the scots the same one in the bottom right front? If so, really nice progress! The trunk thickened quite a bit.
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    When is the best time to take Chojubai cuttings?

    That's been my experience too. It's almost like the whole plant will look like it wants to die yet strongly live in other sections.
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    NBF World Bonsai Day demo--Chase Rosade forest redesign

    Plenty of vendors with supplies, so that's always a plus. In terms of stock, unfortunately as with most of the PBA shows, you either find very young starter stock that will take years to grow out and develop, or there are "developed" trees in pots that go for quite a bit of money -- not much in...
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    NBF World Bonsai Day demo--Chase Rosade forest redesign

    A few vendors had smaller JBPs. But, if I remember correctly, these were $100-150. You could get similar stock in 3-5 years buying inexpensive seedlings from Matt Ouwinga and using the colander method.
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    NBF World Bonsai Day demo--Chase Rosade forest redesign

    I think I saw one BC in a pot, a few hornbeams, but no hemlocks.
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    NBF World Bonsai Day demo--Chase Rosade forest redesign

    Just got back a bit ago. No vendor tent this year, instead the vendors are in the building and courtyard area right outside where the former koi pond is. I don't recall all the vendors, but Meehans, Bonsai Learning Center, Superfly Bonsai, Dave Paris, and I think Pauline Muth. A couple of...
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    NBF World Bonsai Day demo--Chase Rosade forest redesign

    Any Nuts planning to be there tomorrow? I took the day off and am going to try to get there around 10am.
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    Zuisho White Pine

    That's pretty fast growth in caliper. Do you mind me asking how you planted it in the ground? Did you use a root bag or something similar? Pine roots seem to run pretty far, so ground growing is a bit tricky.