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  1. K5ATG

    K5ATG's Six Year JBP Contest

    Well after several days of horrible experiences I was finally able to order my JBP seeds from Treeseeds.com. I started trying to order my seeds on Monday 25 June 2018 and was finally able to place the order on Wednesday 27 June 2018 and they arrived this morning 30 June 2018. Do not get me...
  2. W

    Article A quick look in the rhizosphere of pines V1. Final

    I cut some pine roots off of live plants and put them in Petri's with sources of food for fungi and bacteria. I wanted to visualize what happens after transplanting and how the rhizobial community (root-area community) restores itself in different pines and different stages of growth. The...
  3. Clicio

    Help JBP - Dothistroma needle blight

    After some research, I think this is the disease that is making the low needles of my cascade cork bark JBP fall down. It's been a hot and very humid summer here, and the tree is getting its fair amount of rain showers every day. Other JBP I have nearby seem not affected by the same symptoms...
  4. Clicio

    Cascade Nishiki Matsu - Where to go

    This is a young cork bark JBP that is healthily hanging from its terracota training pot. Doesn't look like a really beautiful cascade right now, any suggestions?
  5. Clicio

    Mame JBP - prune or wire?

    Well, I have this small JBP and the front branch (small, to the right, covering the trunk). What do you think? Should I get rid of it?
  6. Clicio

    JBP trunk chop best timing?

    Well, I have this young JBP I have successfully reppoted early spring, AND decandled two weeks ago (it's summer in Brazil now). It is growing strongly fertilized with BioGold, new shoots everywhere, but.... Its destiny is to be chopped low down the main trunk and letting a strong first branch...
  7. E

    evanjt's Six Year Japanese Black Pine Contest Thread

    I just order my seeds and will be posting my progress to this thread. Let's get it. See you in six years.
  8. S

    Temperatures for growing black pine seeds

    I want to try the Japanese black pine from seed contest. I am going to stratify them in February or March, and plant in April. In Denver in April average low temperatures are around 35 degrees. Should I grow them indoors until May or June when temperature lows are in the 50s and then move...
  9. dirk hoorelbeke

    Dirk Hoorelbeke 6y JBP entry

    Ordered seeds from "Les Semences du Puy" just like in 2015. Order Date: November 20, 2017 3 times 5g for me (+-840 seeds) 2 times 5g for Defra (+-560 seeds). We will meet at Noelanders in februari.
  10. don b

    Don B's Pines 2018

    2018 HERE WE COME!! JBPs from seed coming soon!!
  11. R

    Japanese Black Pine seeds stratification

    Hello everyone I bought last week some Pinus Thunbergii (Japanese black pine) seeds. On the instructions says that I have to do a cold stratification of 2 months and plant them in spring. I assume it is a little bit too early to begin with the stratification now.... so what should I do with the...
  12. sparklemotion

    Bonsai Today Masters' Series Pine Book vs. Volume 20

    I've given up on trying to find a (legal) copy of Bonsai Today Vol. 20. I will save you my internal rant regarding artificial scarcity caused by physical media. In my search, I ran across this book from Stone Lantern. Description: Can anyone confirm that the content of the elusive Bonsai...
  13. parhamr

    parhamr contest entry thread

    Please keep posts in this thread to a minimum so it’s concise and clear. Purchase 1: “2,000 Pinus Thunbergii Seeds (Pinus Thunbergiana, Japanese Black Pine Seeds) 2000 Pinus Thunbergii B28 SAC” from http://www.rarexoticseeds.com/ (2017-11-03) I’ve never purchased from this vendor before...
  14. Clicio

    JBP - Is there any hope?

    Hi, all. Got this young leggy Black Pine from a friend (already wired...) and my hope is chopping the main trunk below the reverse taper and let it grow free to thicken the trunk. Is there any hope for this as a future bonsai, or should I forget about it?
  15. Clicio

    My mame JBP and early very hot spring

    Got this little 18 years old (documented!) as a birthday gift in September. It was grown from seed by a local Japanese bonsai master; after he passed away, two other bonsaists took care of it. So I got it like you see in the picture, in need of shape and by the end of the Winter here. But...
  16. Clicio

    End of winter here - JBP Repotting and nothing else?

    Hello all; As I live in Brazil, here we are approaching the end of winter. My Japanese Black Pine needs new soil, so I will repot it as soon as the buds start to swell, in one or two weeks I guess. But... Besides repotting, it needs some heavy pruning and some wiring; I will leave decandle...
  17. BeebsBonsai

    What Pest is in my JBP Soil?

    Hello all, I was outside checking the moisture in my JBP soil this morning to see if it needed a water and I noticed a strange worm-looking bug in my soil. I believe I was only seeing its tail at the time, but either the tail or the head was above soil level near the root base. It was...
  18. BeebsBonsai

    Juvenile Growth on Japanese Black Pine

    Hello, I purchased a Japanese Black Pine in late February this year. Instead of candles, this Black Pine had produced all pollen sacs. Judging by the shape of the tree, I am guessing these were produced as a last resort attempt at reproduction from the dying tree. I removed all of the pollen...
  19. parhamr

    JPB development

    I bought this Japanese Black Pine at the 2016 Bonsai Society of Portland Fall Show. It went to the oral auction and I got it for $165. I'll be cataloging its development in this thread. Here it is today with a 12 oz can for scale Close up of the exciting basal flare and lichen I need to...
  20. W

    DFW TX Styling

    Can anyone recommend someone who will style a few shohin JBPs for me in the DFW Texas area? The pines are much better than I am. Thank you.
  21. markyscott

    Memorial cork bark JBP

    Donald Green was a friend and former president of the Houston Bonsai Society. This was one of his trees - a young cork bark black pine. Rough stock. Growing in a heavy soil. Color was a bit off. I thinned it a bit and pulled a few needles to let light inside about 1 1/2 years ago. Here it is...
  22. markyscott

    Black Pine Seedling Cuttings

    Here's an inexpensive and rewarding project. There are lots of resources on this - I think that most of them follow the method published in "Matsuo, K., Black Pine from Seed, Bonsai Today #20, pp. 39-50". Here are some great links: Black Pine from Seed A Few Pine Seeds, Six Years Later How to...
  23. B

    Questions regarding JBP

    I've ordered 10, 3" to 5" Japanese Black Pine seedlings. Now I'm wondering how to start training them as they grow out?
  24. milehigh_7

    JBP Starter Trees 3 for $16.

    I want to make some room for some propagation projects I am doing. I will let these go in bundles of 3 for $16 plus shipping. Bundles of 3 because it works good with the small shipping tube. They are too tall for most of my other boxes. They are between 18"- 25" tall so not super tiny.
  25. J

    Advice needed on repotting a recently shipped JBP

    Hello everyone, I just received a large Japanese Black Pine. The previous owner suggested I repot it this Spring but I am concerned about doing it too soon after receiving it. It arrived from Oregon to Louisiana, both Zone 8, but spent 4 Days in a box during transit. Depending on the source...