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    Satsuki Bonsai book by Janine Droste

    I've just bought the book and got it in the mail this week. I can say that it's definatly worth it's price. chapter 1: as usual style explanation. chapter 2: general care instructions. chapter 3: amazing galarie chapter 4: month to month care guide. chapter 5: in depth style...
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    5 Point Leaf Maple

    btw acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' also has 5 pointed leaves and they reduce quite good with some time/technique/patience. greets jonathan.
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    5 Point Leaf Maple

    they can be reduced to some extend but not nearly as much as tridents but then again same applies to japanese maples. happy hunting.
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    New Front for this Shimpaku

    New front definatly looks a lot better compared to the old one as for the more natural style I think it's already good on it's way getting there some slight thinning (probaly wouldn't make seperate foliage pads but go for a more general appearance like it more or less is now) other than that...
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    Pumice vs lava rock.

    pumice is frequently used as a replacement / addition to lava rock. pumice has an average porosity of 90% and has a tendancy to increase PH values (prob minimal effect on small scale use in bonsai). lava has an average porosity of 70-90% (depending a bit on type and size) and is listed as...
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    discussion of growth rate thread

    here we can vent our thoughts, info and improvements about the growth rate thread :) this way the thread can stay purely informative link to G.R. thread:
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    growth rates

    hi peeps? this might prove to become a very valuable thread if we work a bit together ;). Anyways been reading a lot lately and browsing a lot on internet yet i never seem to find any specifics on growth rates for trees (and believe me i know it can be situational but this is more to get a...
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    Suggestions for this pot

    semi cascade or cascade seems indeed fit for this kind of pot. As for plant material pines go well with this kind of color or Acer griseum (red barked maple) or a reddisch bark typed prunus. greets jona.
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    2 Satsuki from Raw Stock

    nice plants shohin kid Got bout 4 of those aswell in my backyard (which is way to small because of all the plants atm) anyways of the for i have 3 got the same treament as yours bout 4-6 weeks ago and they start backbudding amazingly (gotta love that bout satsuki's;) ). The 4th one got...
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    So you want to be a Professional?

    some very nice trees indeed (if i ever get 1 close to the level of those peeps i'll be a happy boy). None the less i think it's quite hard to judge those kind of trees because of the high standards/levels.
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    satsuki (unknown variety)

    don't mind the quality but made a fast virtual of where I more or less wanna go to with this tree. greets jona.
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    Unsatisfied with my club

    Depending on the skill level / friends at your current club and the availability of other clubs in the vicinity and actual dates when you meet, I would enlist in a 2nd/3rd club. My current club is my old one I used to be in (before my study break) but now I'm seriously considering enlisting...
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    Azaelea, what do i do now?

    check this link from Bonhe some great info on general care with a timetable (would stick with that table seeing my climate conditions are a lot different from yours). greets jona.
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    satsuki (unknown variety)

    thanks a lot glider that's almost a perfect match on pink ones if nikko has white ones with a bit of pink stripes aswell then it's definatly that one :) greets jona and thanks again :)
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    satsuki (unknown variety)

    links to original size pictures :) greets jona.
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    satsuki (unknown variety)

    i'll see bout setting up an external link cause i had to scale down a lot original was +3000x2000 pix
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    satsuki (unknown variety)

    recently got this satsuki of which I don't know the variety :( anyways was hoping for some design idea's to help me further on the way with this one and if someone would happen to know the name that would be awesome ;) specs: nebari: +/- 4 inch trunk: +/- 2.2 inch height: 17.7 inch...
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    My New Trident Maple

    I'll sure keep an eye on this thread love to see how it progresses. B.t.w. will you keep track of trunk calliper aswell seems like an interesting fact to know how much it increases a year. greets jona.
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    Yew - Initial Styling (Imbedded Photo)

    very nice improvement indeed looks this 'll become a very nice tree once the foliage fills up a bit more. nice work ;) greets jona.
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    Azaelea, what do i do now?

    After you're done picking flowers I would also do some branch trimming to get a bit more air ventilation to the inner parts of the plant (helps prevent diseases), so cutting all downward growing branches and from the new shoots keep 2 shoots 2 leaves from the 3-5 that normally shoot. greets jona
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    Favorite Tree

    voted satsuki. Used to do all kinds but now I'm going to focus on 2 main species namely satsuki's and maples.
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    Satsuki In Bloom (Imbedded Image)

    can't see the tree unfortunatly (happens quite often??) but anyways grats on the wedding sure it was quite a sight with all those flowering jewels. greets jona.
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    My New Secret Watering Technique!!!!!

    nice pictures. Reminds me of my own childhood although I couldn't wait for a bottle of water so I used the scrambled eggs my mon was preparing for dinner ;)
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    very nice satsuki indeed. Personally I find the nebari quite good and it has a beautiful trunk line and amazing flowers. On a side note those posts 'bout the watering/akadama. I think that they would die faster cause of your water (check your lime percentage in your tapwater), cause I think...
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    My New Trident Maple

    I kinda agree with rockm on this one. Looks to me like it's a 2-3 year old seedling/cutting (probably P7 container). So I would also put it in the ground for a couple of years to build up some trunkbody and develop some nebari. I would let the right side top branch grow wild (1st pic) and then...
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