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    2016 US National Bonsai Exhibition

    @sawgrass, don’t think I ever uploaded a photo of the display with your scroll here. It is on Facebook though. Stand by David Knittle Black Ceramic slab by Michelle Smith of MC Squared Container by Michael Hagedorn White pumpkin found on way (finally) on PA border from pumpkin farmer. I...
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    GoFundMe...for Owen and ones effected by the fire.

    Thank you @kakejiku for the scroll. It’s beautiful. You once asked me about the tiny maple display at National Exhibition. My choice was in part for a mountain image with the freshwater mountain crab. It was what I could find, and unfortunately most have no idea how to use a scroll in a...
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    plants needed.

    I bought a section of the farm’s trees a few years ago. I’ll likely build a nursery still in TN. I’m grew up in Acworth and went to UGA 😁.
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    plants needed.

    Everyone can also try their hand at the Chinese species and our natives. Seed available for many. Stewartia sine did and some others make great small bonsai. I think, but am not certain if some S. monadelpha in Japan have been grafted with Chinese species.
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    plants needed.

    mine came from Dave’s field. Well, I bought the field. There were some left, and he said he’d plant more. I bought mine a few years ago, and they range from $500-$2500. Selling about 75% of my bonsai before Christmas so it’s easier to move to a permanent location. I’ll start a new thread.
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    BALD CYPRESS

    Taxoidium distichum ‘Falling Waters’ was discovered in Italy, and ‘Cascade Falls’ in New Zealand. Falling Waters will form a natural central leader. There are other cultivated varieties like ‘Seacrest’ and others that will work well for bonsai. I’ve seen natural weeping forms in multiple...
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    Japanese Stewartia

    One last thing. Please let us know if it’s a Stewartia pseudocamellia or otherwise. S. pseudocamellia responds much more poorly to major cut-backs. Roots far more fungal sensitive.
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    Japanese Stewartia

    To clarify, I wouldn’t do much to it until you know the root system can respond well to major work to the top of the tree. I re-pot stewartia grown in nursery mix as the bud scales shift to “actually” open. The bud scales slowly flare a little for last half of winter, so it’s easy to think...
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    Japanese Stewartia

    I’d first get it out of nursery media and make sure roots are healthy. I topped all of mine from about 15-20’ to 3-4’, partially bare-rooted, and potted in free draining (3-4” large lava) but slightly more moisture retentive (50% Happy Frog blended mix) and 50% medium pumice. Stewartia of...
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    Stellar Ruby Magnolia Any One?

    Don’t recall what’s in the old blog post, but the roots are thick and fleshy and you can cut them off pretty aggressively if tree is healthy. I use Aoki blend, and they love water. Scars heal well most of time. Bases of cutting grown plants have natural basal flare. Leaf surface removal and...
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    GoFundMe...for Owen and ones effected by the fire.

    Hi, things are settling down and I’ve started getting the things I need to work on bonsai again. Thank you for the auctions, and the support from others.
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    Stellar Ruby Magnolia Any One?

    I have a different dwarf M. virginiana as well. Not sure of cultivar name but a hair bigger leaf
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    Stellar Ruby Magnolia Any One?

    My hybrid star magnolia didn’t make it during one of my 3 month trips to Japan a few years ago. Incredibly rewarding Genus. Michellia figo isn’t fully hardy a lot of places, but worth having. Deciduous magnolias like star and some hybrids do have the right stuff and naturally form heavy...
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    What's the Deal with A.P. 'Shin deshojo' Layers? Brainstorming Needed.

    I would not be so concerned about your level of ignorance. Science is complicated, and the annual rhythms of trees and shrubs are well understood. The 3,8,110 year patterns are not so well understood. Meaning, some species don’t propagate the same every year. They also don’t respond to...
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    What's the Deal with A.P. 'Shin deshojo' Layers? Brainstorming Needed.

    Also, as in previous photo, try wounding the length of underside of some branches. That was the secondary apex of a bonsai.
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