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How does watering work with mame trees? I'd imagine that they would dry out at a stupid fast rate.
You can set the pots in larger pots and let the roots escape through the drainage holes. It works well to get the trees through summer. I'm sure this technique has been around forever but I learned of it through @jeremy_norbury.


 

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You can set the pots in larger pots and let the roots escape through the drainage holes. It works well to get the trees through summer. I'm sure this technique has been around forever but I learned of it through @jeremy_norbury.


As addition to this you could also place spaghmum moss on the small pot that helps a bunch too
 

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Nice tree's you got, you are setting the bar high !

Also thnx allot for adding the extra progression pics it realy shows why mame trees are such fun with such small material where the comment would be grow a thick trunk first with these little tree's building of primary branching starts rather quick and shows fast results with normaly uninteresting small cheap stock
 

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Nice tree's you got, you are setting the bar high !

Also thnx allot for adding the extra progression pics it realy shows why mame trees are such fun with such small material where the comment would be grow a thick trunk first with these little tree's building of primary branching starts rather quick and shows fast results with normaly uninteresting small cheap stock
Thanks! I'm definitely enjoying them. Looking forward to seeing everyone else's progression.
 

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Wow! The bar is set high...impressive the material used and how quickly it's came about. Enjoyed the photos shared on the next phase.
 

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I just found out about this. This is so cool. Of course I'm not going to even try to enter so I'll just follow along for fun.
I got a cutting of bald cypress that I'm going to attempt to put into a mame sized pot this spring. It wont' be much of a bonsai but it will be a lot of fun!
 

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Got this guy into an appropriate size pot which has much more volume than the 5 inch trainer. Not sure he is happy about it but...
I'll get pics of all three posted in the update thread soon.IMG_20181009_111059750.jpg
 

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Tucked into my unheated crawl space for a stretch of low twenty degree temps for a few day only to be attacked my a mouse I suspect. Little bastards started a war! LOL
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@pweifan Heres the discussion thread to talk about the contest also if you have time anytime soon i reccomend to add another pic of your mame tree were the pot is measured.
I have to post new photos, too. Are we going to post them in this thread?
You wrote that thread for Part #2 of the contest is now closed, so are we going to post in the new thread for Part #3?
Thank you.
 

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OK. I will post after Thanksgiving. I will be returning home Saturday evening (possibly Sunday but not likely). Have a great holiday everyone who celebrates!
 

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Tucked into my unheated crawl space for a stretch of low twenty degree temps for a few day only to be attacked my a mouse I suspect. Little bastards started a war! LOL
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Your not using straw as an insulator for cold are you? I've been reading it can actually draw critters to bed and munch.
 

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That's a shame,mot not know what drew the critters in. I recall Mike F. Lost his whole entire collection one winter to voles. Even a nice tree Will/Grouper gave him. Glad you caught it early...toss some traps and poison down around the trees I reckon.
 

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I assume this early winter. It's been averaging 15 degrees below normal since Oct 11 according to Columbus weatherman.
4 traps set. No poison. I want their hide, not their odor when they craw off and die somewhere.
 

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