colander

  1. J

    Colander vs Terra Cotta?

    My understanding is that a colander can be used for pine trees in an effort to make the roots compact and fiberous enough for placement in a bonsai pot. Any roots that are near the surface of the colander will dry out and die back creating a dense root ball. Doesn't terra cotta do a very...
  2. cornfed

    The Four-Inch Rule: Air Pruning from Germination & Rootmaker

    As I began learning more about bonsai, I stumbled across a concept you guys are all very familiar with, but was new to me: Air-Pruning. I learned about it while researching a local tree nursery that uses "The Rootmaker System" by reading the literature on their website. Pictured below is an...
  3. milehigh_7

    Happy Accident (Solved A Strainer, Colander Problem?)

    First a quick nod to the father of the "happy accident." Thanks Bob Ross! Everyone knows I love me some strainers. I have been using them since @Vance Wood's patented work turned me on to them about 10 years ago. (Hey Vance, who knew you would pretty much change the way pre-bonsai are grown and...
  4. parhamr

    So, I guess I'm doing a JBP-in-colander study…

    I have recently acquired 26 Japanese Black Pine seedlings and 15 colanders. The seedlings are from Weyerhaeuser and Forest Farm. The colanders are 10" plastic "wash baskets" from Amazon. Jonas Dupuich is inspiring and I hope to replicate these results...
  5. barrosinc

    Atlas Cedar

    I bought this Atlas Cedar a couple of months ago. It looked like this: So I though it might look good like a semicascade, like one I love So I bent it, thinking it should grow some 10 years: So I half bare rooted it (as I don't know if I will be able to get another atlas cedar) and...
  6. BonsaiButler

    New yamadori

    Hi there everyone, been a little while since I've posted something. found a new spot with some very promising material. The species is Ceanothus cuneatus. I ended up with like eight of them. From what little information I could find, they can only spread their seeds by wildfire. Also I read that...
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