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  1. Phillip C

    Best Tree for Beginner

    I asked yesterday at my Bonsai Society's workshop with Ryan Neil and and others piped up without much thought and said Japanese Black Pine. I wanted to run it past you guys and see if you agree and if not, what is the best tree for a beginning with a Bonsai Society's input and help. Hey that...
  2. Phillip C

    Magnolia for Bonsai??

    My wife has taken an interest in Bonsai and is attending a workshop with me this weekend. I think this is great because I kind of got caught up in her orchid growing to a small degree. She want to know and would like to Bonsai a Southern Magnolia. She thinks she can find one at HD or sone...
  3. Phillip C

    My learning tree

    From a newer newbie, you won't make the journey without taking that first step. Congratulations and you have a nice juniper there, i am impressed and inspired, thank you very much for sharing, Phillip C
  4. Phillip C

    Some bonsai advice from experience for a noob........

    I joined The Atlanta Bonsai Society last spring and have been to two workshops. Even though I am just now learning how to wire, the workshops are a ton of fun. Everyone there, from the most experienced to those newer than I am has a blast working on their trees and listening to the master...
  5. Phillip C

    Live oak skeleton

    Rockm, think I will move our discussion of live oaks and native trees over here. 175 pounds or that tree - amazing, I am 51 and am sure I would have to have some help with that. I haven't read up on the trees native to the South, but from what it sounds like there might not be written about...
  6. Phillip C

    First Trident

    Hot a great progressive post. I am new (started last Spring) and have a trident in a nursery pot now. I have learned a great deal from these posts and am ready to do some work with mine this coming spring. Also, to use a word I learned yesterday, the tree seems to have great nebari judging...
  7. Phillip C

    New to Bonsai, right? What is Nebari?

    I say this because ne one who has ever been in my home can tell you I read incessantly about bonsai and have a true love of any literature on the subject.... printed or paper of computer screen... :) Now that I have completely highjacked my own post, I do believe that I have mastered one of...
  8. Phillip C

    New to Bonsai, right? What is Nebari?

    I say this because ne one who has ever been in my home can tell you I read incessantly about bonsai and have a true love of any literature on the subject.... printed or paper of computer screen... :) Now that I have completely highjacked my own post, I do believe that I have mastered one of...
  9. Phillip C

    New to Bonsai, right? What is Nebari?

    Delete me
  10. Phillip C

    Bald Cypress Butt and Bole question and Fall foliage shot

    Rockm, that is a great tree, looks fine cut back and I imagine it was amazing prior to the trim. Where did you get this stock, or did you collect it from the wild. I would love to have one of those in my collection. I grow on a small deck, so I would have to ditch a few things for one, but...
  11. Phillip C

    Bald Cypress Butt and Bole question and Fall foliage shot

    Kirk, I hate to hear that the study group has disbanded, really bad news. If you could PM me with the names of some of the BC guys hopefully with their e-mail or phone numbers I would be forever in your debt. Are you a BC man? I hated to miss the Rodney Clemons workshop, but spent October in...
  12. Phillip C

    Bald Cypress Butt and Bole question and Fall foliage shot

    JKL that is a beautiful BC How old is it. Mine is about 40-45 years old. Mine is going for the flat top, mature Cypress look and is along way down that road. Mine was collected outside of Brunswick, GA, sown south GA over by the coast. I really like your scaring (jin?) that looks very real...
  13. Phillip C

    Bald Cypress Forest

    Thanks Stacy, just having a plan on what to do with them next Spring feels good. I am leaning toward separating them into grow boxes with different soil mixes for differing rates of growth. 1 square foot and 8 inches deep, I bet some of my old nursery pots could work for this. Plenty of...
  14. Phillip C

    New to Bonsai, right? What is Nebari?

    Ang3, Thank you for your post. It's been a while since my undergraduate days, so thee is plenty of refreshing to be done there, but I do have a grasp on how to grow trees basically. I'm not sure, but it's safe to say that I was taught nothing of nebari or any other Japanese concepts. I...
  15. Phillip C

    New to Bonsai, right? What is Nebari?

    Thanks Kirk, I will get in touch with them regarding schedules and costs, etc. I learned much about growing trees in my undergraduate courses in Forestry, maybe even learned what internodes were, but that was a long time ago and I could always use some new knowledge, especially in horticulture...
  16. Phillip C

    New to Bonsai, right? What is Nebari?

    Dear Ang3, I am reading all I can on this forum and I have several books on Bonsai including Bonsai Techniques by John Naka. I find these books interesting and to a degree informative, but my basic level of knowledge is so low that basic terms are mysteries to me. I am a graduate forester...
  17. Phillip C

    New to Bonsai, right? What is Nebari?

    I have seen this term, heard it referred to, thought I had it figured out once, but just really don't know. Hey, I just started Bonsai last spring and have been to only three workshops. I have no clue what Nebari is and would love to be informed And "internodes", what are they? More than a...
  18. Phillip C

    Bald Cypress Butt and Bole question and Fall foliage shot

    I just like that particular cultivar of white oak, I can't imagine trying to Bonsai one and don't think I'll try. A Live Oak would be tough as well. How big is yours? Did you collect it? Atlanta is too far north for them, but I have them on my plantation in the coastal plain part of Alabama...
  19. Phillip C

    Bald Cypress Butt and Bole question and Fall foliage shot

    Rockm, this is in response to the mention of Gary Marchon and his link. He conducted the first work session and critique that I ever attended last Spring. Gary has moved from Louisiana to Atlanta and I understand from this forum that he may be conducting study groups or something. I am...
  20. Phillip C

    Bald Cypress Butt and Bole question and Fall foliage shot

    Rockm, Thanks for the well thought out and very good response addressing my concerns regarding this BC. I only meant to post the part of your quote that addresses getting to know the species in it's natural habitat. I don't know how to get part of a quote and not the entire post. I agree...
  21. Phillip C

    Bald Cypress Butt and Bole question and Fall foliage shot

    imholte, I plan on taking this tree to the workshop and asking these questions along with others and seeing what he recommends doing with the tree. I just thought I would also seek some advice here on the forum from some of the folks who know way more than me, which is most all of them. Phillip C
  22. Phillip C

    Bald Cypress Butt and Bole question and Fall foliage shot

    Jeff, First of all I haven't figured out how to "Reply with Quote" without having the entire post being quoted back. Let me thank you for your sound advice that is borne of experience. Gary Marchon lead the first workshop I attended last Spring, but unfortunately I didn't own the BC then...
  23. Phillip C

    Bald Cypress Butt and Bole question and Fall foliage shot

    Art, will do. I will attempt to get a few better photo's today or at least before the weekend. The shots I have saved as well as the ones posted are not very good photo's. Photography is one of my main hobbies, I know much more about it than I do Bonsai, and there is no excuse i me not having...
  24. Phillip C

    Bald Cypress Butt and Bole question and Fall foliage shot

    Thanks Iron man and you other guys. Yeah "fat butt" sounds a bit like an old Queen song, but I couldn't think of a better way to put it. "Add girth" sounds much better. I know you didn't take me to raise, but I am new to Bonsai, having attended only 3 workshops and none with this BC which I...
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