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  1. yenling83

    Kokonoe JWP Cascade

    Awesome! I've been a big fan of this pine for a long time:)
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    Kokonoe JWP Cascade

    This is a nice one! Is it yours?
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    Field growing vs colanders, raised growing beds?

    Since the OP is currently apprenticing in Japan and this is an older thread now, I sure would love to hear if he has any opinions or techniques he's learned for growing trunks? @bleumeon Personally i've been experimenting with field growing, raised beds, container growing, colanders, and...
  4. yenling83

    Moving to Charlotte NC!

    De Def look up Tyler Sherrod and Danny Coffee, not sure how far they will be from you, but both very talented and solid teachers.
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    Ume anticipation...

    This one is for sale on Ebay right now for $1,750. I bought one from the same guy a couple years ago and it's doing really well. Hard to find good Ume in the US
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    How's the quality of tools made by American Bonsai?

    It's interesting that it says their tools are made in the US on their site now and that they told Adair they were made in China. I asked the vendors at the 2017 GSBF booth for "American Bonsai" where they were made and they said they were not allowed to tell me that. This turned me off a bit...
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    How's the quality of tools made by American Bonsai?

    Does anyone else think it's odd that there's a company called American Bonsai which makes tools that are not made in America. Pretty sure they are made in China. This is coming from a Chinese American who bought their Star Wars themed shirt at a convention because it looked cool. There...
  8. yenling83

    Japanese Apricot, kumquat, and flowering plum

    I believe it's in TX, I purchased online, i've never been to the nursery. https://omegagarden.wordpress.com/
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    Japanese Apricot, kumquat, and flowering plum

    I'm guessing that the Japanese Apricot/Plum you are referring to is Prunus Mume, or "Ume." This tree flowers in late winter without leaf and is prized for the contrast in old rough bark, deadwood and beautiful flowers. The confusing part is that Ume is related to both apricot and plum and...
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    PH lvl 7.5 on my water? is that passable or hard?

    Nice article from Bonsai Tonight on lowering PH. I use a Dosatron and PH Down to lower my water's PH. https://bonsaitonight.com/2019/08/16/how-to-lower-the-ph-of-your-water-to-keep-bonsai-healthy/
  11. yenling83

    AUTUMN BEAUTY AT INTERNATIONAL BONSAI ARBORETUM

    Incredibly Gorgeous, thank you for sharing!
  12. yenling83

    I would pay $20,000, sacrafice my first born, and cut off my arm

    Newest pic, i'm really happy with the development on this one so far. Hope it continues to go smoothly. Collected 2015, worked with Peter Tea on this two days ago.
  13. yenling83

    mirai sale

    Respect. Do you have any info or a link to Zach Smith or a link? I'm familiar with Alvaro, but not Zach.
  14. yenling83

    GSBF in Riverside

    Hope we can see some pics of the GSBF this year:) Unfortunately i'm going to miss this year, but I should be at 2020.
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    mirai sale

    Is true, it's just so much harder to find high quality Deciduous in the US because it takes so long to develop them, there's very limited Importation and a lot less Deciduous collecting going on. I believe over the next 20ish years we'll start to see some super high quality US container/field...
  16. yenling83

    New Pondo

    Thank you! I've grafted one Ponderosa, it was the Sierra variety and not the Rocky Mountain. It was also growing extremely s @River's Edge Thank you, will pass on regards to Mr. Tea.
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    New Pondo

    Steve has a phenomenal collection, but I believe he’s into smaller sized trees, I think that’s why he decided to let this one go.
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    New Pondo

    yah I loved his blog, he has a new web site ptbonsai.com and you can follow him on Facebook, he doesn’t post a ton, but when he does it’s always super high quality.
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    New Pondo

    Thank you Matt! Yah I owe it all to Dan and Steve, they are some of the best collectors in the world. I’m very confident about the grafting process. I’ve heard Ryan Neil say that the best you can expect is getting a 50% take rate for Black Pine on Pondo. But the thing is, if one doesn’t...
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    New Pondo

    Thanks all! The tree was boxed when I took it home. IMO the decision to graft or not is a subjective decision based on multiple factors. Personally, I love native Pondo foliage for Bonsai, however I also like the look of Black Pine. But the primary reason for grafting is that I don’t get a...
  21. yenling83

    New Pondo

    You might have seen me post this on Instagram already, but wanted to post here as i'm super pumped on my new tree. Last week I drove from the Central Coast of CA to Converse County, WY to visit Dan Wiederrecht and Steve Varland from Back Country Bonsai. Round trip took me 5 days of driving...
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    Fertilizing recently collected trees?

    You'll get different answers depending on who you ask, it's hard to really answer a question like this because no one has really done an in-depth scientific study with a large sample size while controlling for different variables. Randy is one of the best and likely successfully collects more...
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    I would pay $20,000, sacrafice my first born, and cut off my arm

    Thank you @MattE ! I'm sure there has got to be some great areas to collect in Canada, but might take a lot of looking and driving.
  24. yenling83

    New bonsai garden, including koi pond!

    Looking great!!
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