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    Shimpaku juniper seeds

    Try canadabonsai.com, he has some on his website
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    Not trident maple?

    Thanks for all the replies folks, I’ll have to research this sweetgum and look at the leaves, and pay more attention when I buy something.
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    Not trident maple?

    So I went to take some cuttings today of what was sold to me as a trident maple but I noted the leaf pattern is alternate, not opposite. Any ideas?
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    Chasing foliage back to the trunk

    Thanks Augustine, I have found that if I put it in a pot or colander I pay better attention to the tree. This one was in the ground but suffering from a bit of neglect so now I fuss over it a bit more
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    Chasing foliage back to the trunk

    Boy, a longer growing season would be nice. I'm gonna get this one nice and healthy this year, maybe fertilize the crap out of it and see what Ontario sun can do. Scion grafting and approach grafting are in the cards once I have a good healthy trunk and a design in mind...thanks for all the...
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    Chasing foliage back to the trunk

    Thanks Aaron, Osoyoung and Sawgrass. This juniper has a great trunk but it was a landscape tree and the foliage is far away. I think all of the suggestions will be used on this one...
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    Chasing foliage back to the trunk

    When is it appropriate to shorten branches in an effort to get foliage closer to the trunk?I have read lots about the juniper dependance on foliage for health and that a bare branch will not push new growth, but if I cut back the branch in the picture to the first flush of foliage will it force...
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    Kingston, Ontario winter Juniper box?

    Too true, rabbits really enjoy pruning my little apples, damn neighbor cat slacks off in the spring.
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    Kingston, Ontario winter Juniper box?

    Thanks for the tips. The big junipers look awesome. I will definitely have to pick one up. So, I would just train and trim one those into a bonsai? Absolutely, there are lots of books and Internet sites including this one that you can search for guidance. It would be best to find a local club...
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    Kingston, Ontario winter Juniper box?

    Ben, I wrap the pot and soil with panty hose, a trick I learned from the club in Oshawa to keep the dirt out and then bury it above the pot rim leaving the foliage exposed to the elements.Junipers are hardy. I might treat a very expensive specimen tree differently but my stuff is mostly pre-...
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    Kingston, Ontario winter Juniper box?

    Welcome Ben, I leave mine outside all winter, heel them into the garden, pot and all. No winter protection at all, ideally buried in snow. I am 1 1/2 hrs west of you, just north of Cobourg. Jim
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    A Couple of Crabapples

    Can we go back to the discussion about cutting off branches? Just collected a few apples and have planted them in the ground to recover for this year. I removed several branches to balance out the amount of roots removed but you are saying I should leave a stub for now and not go right to the...
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    Building a Tree

    You know looking at pictures of amazing rocky mountain yamadori and critiquing how they should be properly displayed and what lighting to use is fun but will likely always be beyond the realm of my experience. I am ok with this, I don't aspire to being a professional, I just want to learn and...
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    Building a Tree

    No thoughts about how it could be improved upon, just wanted to thank you for your many recent posts helping us understand the technical aspects of your Art. You are crazy talented when it comes to seeing the tree in the bush and building the vision step by step, it is inspiring. Jim
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    Problem with trident and what to do?

    Yes Gary, in fact these two have been in the ground for the last 3 years. The trunks are ~ 1.5" at the base. I am 5b just 15 minutes north of Lake Ontario. We normally get a good blanket of snow and the tridents have lots of dieback but I am trying to bulk up the trunks before potting up and...
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