Recent content by Owen Reich

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    American Bonsai Potters

    The consistent promotion of the potters via articles, posts and especially interviews would be ideal imo. Peacelovebonsai is doing some nice contests where you have to refer a friend to boost followers. The interviews he does are also good. Getting their “artist statements” out there will...
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    American Bonsai Potters

    Very happy to see this resource among others emerge. I use the North American potters resource and others often as I buy collections. Got some new signatures for ya at some point. As for contacting a potter for commission, some hate and others love. Can’t hurt to hit someone up on a...
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    How does one "employ" a master stylist to help take your trees to the "next level".

    Hi, still in Nashville, TN. Thanks for the plug.
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    How does one "employ" a master stylist to help take your trees to the "next level".

    I’d suggest reaching out to anyone on your shortlist via email, and expect a week or so for a solid response. Going to an area away from home requires a great deal of planning, and some pros don’t want to travel often or have people visit them unannounced. Suggest scheduling a Skype or...
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    Weird Clump Bittersweet Yamadori

    Love this!
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    Weird Clump Bittersweet Yamadori

    Grafting in some cases. Wild trunk and selection of species grated onto stumps. At least that’s one way I saw in Japan. Growing from scratch possible too.
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    Asheville Bonsai Expo 2019

    Agreed. Every year I’ve been, about 3-4 displays that are novel have aspects that work for me, or whole thing. Arthur asks for non-traditional displays, which I think is great. The trees are nice, but having a neutral or complimentary back drop of any kind brings the focus on the main display...
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    Asheville Bonsai Expo 2019

    The mirror display was ok; everyone has to remember these are volunteer organizations and not individual displays. I feel pieces of mirror or used in a way that didn’t reflect the room would be better. Too distracting, but you did get to see back or trees.
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    Stewartia

    A few people grow in New England. Not easy to find more developed ones. Species is tough as nails.
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    Stewartia

    Easy enough to sort with a group buy. Sounds like a new thread. I’m good on seedlings personally, but a group of people should be growing these for bonsai. Not that hard starting from seed, air layer, cuttings (with fungicide pretreated media) etc. I’d buy some 3-5 year old ones one day.
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    A lot can happen in 5 years

    Nice container too
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    Longest a chopped trident has taken to bud out?

    @SeanS, No offense taken, just being clear. Sap loss can be prevented with cut paste in my experience. Now, if you had a ton of sap that overwhelmed seal, definitely possible. I used cut paste after bare rooting and chopping maples (in late July) so less sap or imbalance between roots and...
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    Longest a chopped trident has taken to bud out?

    That’s my point.
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    Longest a chopped trident has taken to bud out?

    Looking at the bag of soil attached to that small of a trunk, the amount of conductive tissue feeding no transpiring foliage or moving water basically anywhere, it’s best to balance that, you could reduce size of container and not cut too much off. That current set up when watered will not dry...
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    Longest a chopped trident has taken to bud out?

    Best to reduce root system some as right now ratio of roots to shoots off.
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