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  1. Rusty Harris

    A Tribute to Vaughn Banting

    I have an old bonsai book, in which I collect signitures of bonsai teachers . In the book, you can find signitures from Roy Nagatoshi, Hiroshi Yamagi, Brussel Martin( Who signed a pic of his tree "from back in the day"). Also signitures from William Valavanis, Rodney Clemons, Jim Doyle, and...
  2. Rusty Harris

    The Ultimate “Put Up or Shut Up” Challenge

    For johng Good to see you posting again. I hope you recieved and enjoyed the DVD I sent you. See you at the Spring Show!
  3. Rusty Harris

    The Ultimate “Put Up or Shut Up” Challenge

    Will, Here's an idea built upon that statement. If you are so freely willing to give of yourself for charity, why not set up a live web cam broadcast? You could sit on one of those "dunking booths", like the ones at county fairs and carnivals, you know the ones. Firefighters and Shriners...
  4. Rusty Harris

    Tired of Willow Oaks yet? Here's yet another one

    rock star of tree world Here in N. Carolina, the willow oak is sometimes called "the rock star of the tree world" in arborist circles, simply beause, compared to other quercus species, the willow grows fast and dies young. I will describe an example. Some years ago I met a wonderful old (mid...
  5. Rusty Harris

    Bald Cypress Attempt

    My apologies Martin, I didn't get around to taking an updated picture of that baldie like I said I would, was tied up w/ a doctor app., and am headed to school now.Sorry
  6. Rusty Harris

    Bald Cypress Attempt

    Even though this thread has primarily been on bc, I want share another pic of that ficus since you recognized it. The previous pic was early spring, and it was recovering from sitting in the house all winter. This next pic hopefully will show better health and care.
  7. Rusty Harris

    Bald Cypress Attempt

    I will never tell. Just kiddin, I got from a fellow 'Carolina good ol'boy. Check your PMs, I will give further details.
  8. Rusty Harris

    To Seal or Not to Seal

    If a caged monkey slings his feces toward me at the zoo, I don't respond by crapping in my own hand and slinging mine back. I simply say "Dang", realizing the animal is just that, an animal. Further, I don't need to explain, to those that witnessed, that the monkey is an animal, they already...
  9. Rusty Harris

    Bald Cypress Attempt

    Martin, I will be bringing that one, and some others, for styling advice and info. The one I mentioned for the demo is MUCH larger than the one I got from the club. Probably half again as tall, and 3 or 4 times the girth at the soil line. She is a monster! Here is a picture,the tree is more...
  10. Rusty Harris

    Bald Cypress Attempt

    Hey Martin, As you may already know, Gary Marchal will be the guest artist for our club in April. Will you be bringing some of your bald cypress, or the one in this thread? I will be supplying the tree for his demo, a nice large collected baldie, and am looking forward to his visit.
  11. Rusty Harris

    To Seal or Not to Seal

    If a caged monkey slings his feces toward me at the zoo, I don't respond by crapping in my own hand and slinging mine back. I simply say "Dang", realizing the animal is just that, an animal. Further, I don't need to explain, to those that witnessed, that the monkey is an animal, they already...
  12. Rusty Harris

    "Majoring on Minors"

    This is how these fights can be started, only if one chooses to respond(read takes the bait).If a caged monkey slings his feces toward me at the zoo, I don't respond by crapping in my own hand and slinging mine back. I simply say "Dang", realizing the animal is just that, an animal. Further, I...
  13. Rusty Harris

    "Majoring on Minors"

    Looks like you replaced "others' hair length" with others' posts; "clothing choices" with bonsai choices, and " eschatological theories" with horticultural theories. Your focus is still on minors, in a major way. Hell, I can hardly log into chat on bT without you pointing out everyones, and my...
  14. Rusty Harris

    "Majoring on Minors"

    Broke Back Bonsai? :eek:
  15. Rusty Harris

    "Majoring on Minors"

    Will, I must admit your comebacks crack me the hell up. Your articles are also well researched and well written. I could care less if they are backed up with "killer trees" or not, the content is solid. I have, rarely, gotten on the "pot-shot" bandwagon concerning you before, and I apologize. I...
  16. Rusty Harris

    To Seal or Not to Seal

    Not on topic, just adding perspective In the 18th Century, a British Physician named Edward Jenner noticed how the local milk maids never seemed to catch small pox; a wide spread disease of the time. He first observed how milk maids never exhibited any scars of previously having had small pox...
  17. Rusty Harris

    For Dale Cochoy

    Thank you Dale. I think it looks a lot better. It has a ways to go yet, but I am pleased with it thus far. It looked pitiful, in the picture of it you posted before, compared to now.
  18. Rusty Harris

    For Dale Cochoy

    Thank you Ken! I appreciate the complement, it means a lot to me; coming from someone with the talent and experience you posses. Your level of bonsai is high. I hope to see you and John soon also. Us Carolina boys have gotta stick together. ;):D I would also like to see John posting here...
  19. Rusty Harris

    For Dale Cochoy

    Hey Dale, Recently, in another thread ,you posted a picture of a Hinoki Cypress from the Carolina Bonsai Expo in one of your rustic bunjin pots. You were trying to show examples of that type/color of pot to the thread poster. Your only mention of the current tree/pot owner was "BTW...
  20. Rusty Harris

    If you had to choose

    1. Bald cypress. They grow fast, and easily replace branches to help with mistakes and design 2. Hinoki cypress. They grow slow, do not bud back, and can be a bugger to train. I like the 1st choice because it's easier for me. I like the second choice because it is not easy, if that makes any...
  21. Rusty Harris

    Scots Pine Literati

    Can you show me one example of where I said this thread strayed of topic, just one? I merely said the topic itself would be better suited in a differant area. Those folks looking for examples of the topic would most likely look in those specific forums, such as the literati, or pines...
  22. Rusty Harris

    Scots Pine Literati

    Since when is only 15 days almost a month? What is the appropriate time frame in which to exercise the freedom of speech on a public forum? Exactly,original subject, scots pine literati
  23. Rusty Harris

    Scots Pine Literati

    Staying on topic To better keep things on topic, would it not have been more appropriate to have started this thread in the Tree Forum area under pines, or more specifically, in the Styling Forums in the Windswept, slant, literati section. If I have the urge to read threads on literati style...
  24. Rusty Harris

    Bonsai vs Trees

    On a more serious note, what I see isn't what I want to see. I guess I could say I see trees that aren't living up to their , or my, potential. Of the many ,many trees I have, I must admit that only a couple truly represent what I would consider "jumping out at me" with feelings of originality...
  25. Rusty Harris

    Bonsai vs Trees

    Too many weeds!
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