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Shout out to all my English Folks! Can't keep the list anymore!

This time of the month.....
I like to work my Boxwood.

This time of year really.

So I'm starting this thread on my 7 or so new Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'. English Boxwood.

Repotted one so far. This one came from Scapoose Oregon.
As did the blatant triple trunk.20170709_071652.jpg
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That's the same size...with an equally impressive nebari.


These others are from Michigan.
From the Mame thread.20170709_071413.jpg
Contraptionized.

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Pruned and set to proper nexts.

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Need to ditch a trunk there.

Mas.

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This one had more height.
A basketball decided it better shorter.


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Needs a bit of work too....
Repotting this as soon as I sift some 8822.

@GrimLore these leaves are starting to curl....
I water these all the same....yet this one was way lighter...
So I think it's shedding water.
This will be the only other repotted this year....maybe!

The top one I did repot...
Hacked back about a week or 2 ago...and when I started to dig down for a look....
It had crazy new roots growing right around the base.
So I decided to go for it.

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You can use it too!
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Sorce

LMFAO!!! I wonder if that even does anything!??!! I know very little about hvac lol

Nice trees!!! Basketball damn.........my little girl took out a nice branch on a hibiscus with her jeep power wheels last week......

Had to teach her the "leave no trail" lesson early in life LOLOL
 

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Some @c54fun inspired box work.
Yes! Clip and grow!

This is the one that was...
Pruned and set to proper nexts
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Pruned and set to more proper nexts.
Only to an active bud.20170730_104944.jpg

Little more.20170730_105105.jpg

I cleaned the trunk of all extra buds...and removed everything that would cause reverse taper.
No opposing buds left.
Everything VERY directional.

And.....
To evenly reduce the top and bottom!20170730_105548.jpg
Found that knife in a craftsman toolbox in the alley!
Way better than a saw!
(Thanks Ryan Neil! Beech forest!)

I had this pot on my dresser, I think I was looking at it with these before....
It was just getting full of stems....

So I did this to see if it could be done.

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You like the color of my D.E.? ;)

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Not mounded in an Iker!

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This is rotated CCW a little...it shows the trunks movement and separation better.

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The front is to the left here...
It leans away initially, but comes back forward, and I hope to grow out the apex a bit further forward.

Something about the swelled ass base on these things makes me feel good about this living.
The one I put in the basket started throwing new surface roots the same week, I'm counting on that.

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I have what I think is a boxwood. First thing I ever started cutting up in the hopes of starting a bonsai. It was a little aggressive and probably to much considering the top I left is slowly dying. I just got carried away...
 

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I have what I think is a boxwood. First thing I ever started cutting up in the hopes of starting a bonsai. It was a little aggressive and probably to much considering the top I left is slowly dying. I just got carried away...
That top blows anyway!

You're gonna have a nice tree there!

Welcome to Crazy!

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That top blows anyway!

You're gonna have a nice tree there!

Welcome to Crazy!

Sorce
Yeah my wife didn't want the hedges anymore and I wanted to see what was there.. so I hacked everything. If it had leaves, it kept a couple. If it didn't have leaves it was gone. Left it in the ground for the rest of the year. I'll transplant it in the spring next year. The other 3 just like it will get the same treatment all at the same time next spring
 

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I pulled out a crap load of boxwoods from my yard 6 years ago. Didn't know anything about bonsai at the time (don't know much more now) but looking at this post makes me sad as perhaps there was something there.
 

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I just bought my house a year ago and the guy who previously owned it just let it go for what we think was 6-7 years. (Didn't even own a vacuum) but there are some plants I want to try and bonsai or airlayer for bonsai. I've got a giant jm,a giant lilac (probably 1 foot diameter trunk), an azalea, two dogwoods that bloom at slightly diff times and 4 boxwood hedges. Problem is I missed the right season to even try anything when I bought the house and this year I missed it cause my son was born...
But next spring, next spring will be crazy!
 
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