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    Eastern red cedar

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    Whats Going on in Smoke's Backyard?

    congrats al. glad to hear all is well on your side. enjoy something everyday with her. p
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    My mamma warned me about warts

    yes it is growing on the tree, we call it bark. ;)
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    Arbor Day

    smoke i miss all your hard work around here! and your site painter
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    Japanese maple from my growing bed

    I usually attend Great Swamp Bonsai the second tuesdays of the month at the morris arboretum but this semester I have class on tuesdays. and my schedule is pretty full. and i hope to rejoin soon they usually do their annual show in july p
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    Japanese maple from my growing bed

    hey mach shes a bute! what club have you rejoined? painter
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    Vine honeysuckle for bonsai?

    here is my honeysuckle about to flower
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    Pigletts Progress

    awesome and congrats. good luck. you can do it! make it great, its an inspiring tree! p
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    Trident Dug @ Muranaka's

    85 bucks for that tree smoke. man what a tease. that tree would be like 300 bucks if not more here on the other coast. another 8 inches of snow today as well. with a one day warming trend to 40 degrees tomorrow. the rest of the week 25 degrees as a high. my spring bonsai shopping may go to my...
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    New Bonsai - What is it and why is it going yellow?

    couple of things. looks like a chinese elm. looks like it is overwatered. but you should help us out by filling out your profile of where you live etc.. not knowing any of that, chinese elm are tough, and if you can get it through the winter in a cool room, with temps that dont vary much...
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    repotted do i candle prune

    thanks bvf i had something like that in mind but i will keep the top right growing and use it as a drop branch to be the focus of the tree; so it needs to thicken a bit p
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    repotted do i candle prune

    this is a japanese black pine. i realize adair it is early im just trying to get a plan in place. i usually do weak areas first in the second week of june and follow a week later for each of the stronger areas. thats also why i asked, i thought maybe do this pine a week earlier due to the...
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    repotted do i candle prune

    i know ive read to only perform one insult per year on pines. i repotted in spring, and had a tough time removing much of the ground soil it had been grown out in then potted with, so i only removed about of a third of it. it is really vigorous and candles are huge and has up to 5 on some tips...
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    to decandle or not

    thanks vance. it is a pitch pine tho. i agree with what you are saying, and it is funny what you say about that. because i have been told by two very professional people one being boon , to treat it like a black pine. and the other pro said to treat it like a white pine. so last year i treated...
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    to decandle or not

    sorry to hijack your thread op my apologies. i was just thinking about this and am in a similar situation, my pines are a little further along, and then you posted . thanks, and sorry. painter
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    to decandle or not

    if you look at the lower branch on the one pine you can see much smaller spring extension, should i worry about early balancing, or just do the 10 10 10 day method
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    to decandle or not

    what about spring candles? should we shorten the really long ones? and make them close to the size of other candles on the pine? to help balance energy? as opposed to "de candling" a little later painter
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    japanese maple design help

    to poink many branches were growing in wrong direction even straight down, and were wrong sizes and needed a total overhaul the two i kept were the best for its future possibilities i am thinking rounded "maple " crown with a possible lower branch or two painter
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    trident maple suggestions

    i geuss i like it for the challenge. it looks ok when its full. sometimes, i feel you can work with what you have and make improvements to a tree and learn from them. iknow its not gonna win any awards at kokufu. sure i can see many of the flaws,but ive got plenty too. now i just want to...
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    trident maple suggestions

    i got this trident for a song , and wanted to see if i could keep it alive in my area, a little out of cold zone, any thougts or suggestions? thanks painter
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    japanese maple design help

    in light of smokes new thread how do you think this maple should be remade. i bought this with bonsai today's issue no. 39 in mind. a total redesign of the top, i kept the one branch as a possible chop place. thanks for looking painter
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    some maples a la smoke and other stuff

    both sets got morning sun and afternoon shade as it would get too hot and scorch the leaves here in august i ll try full shade this year on amurs got nothing to lose thanks for looking painter
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    some maples a la smoke and other stuff

    the biggest one is a palmatum , along with the bigger of the small ones, which is 6 yrs old from seed before i knew what i was doing. the seedlings are tridents and amurs the tiiniest seedlings are amur maples you can see the vigor in tridents vs. amurs , huge difference same feeding regime...
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    some maples a la smoke and other stuff

    sorry if any duplicates my photo management inbox team is on vacation permanently