Post em' Up! Non-Coniferous Yamadori in the Americas

Anthony

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Here you go Stacy,

a true yamadori.

Found holding on for life, by one or two long roots, and being pulled into the water, by the high tide.

Oh, I should mention quite a few of these images are older shots from 2 or 3 or 5 years ago.

Presently, this tree is in the growing trough, to see about healing some damaged areas.
Seagrape, age ?
Usually has about 80 leaves.
Testing new technique to see about getting 160 to 240 leaves. Higher leaf density and more of how we see the Seagrape as a tree.
Good Day
Anthony

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*in my worst crocodile Dundee accent - "that's not a collected bougie, THIS is a collected bougie" ;)
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@sawgrass - it probably goes without saying, but you know I'm just teasing you.
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Careful there Buddy!
Sorry, the only Stella Artois I had on hand was a Cider!

This does however show how the flowers, or Brachs grow up as I was mentioning before to Coh. Will be removing them later this week, after we have the holidays... Have people coming over and thought I would leave them for now to show some color.
 

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Hi Vin

are you asking about the cascade trunk? its a purple bougainvillea.

best wishes, sam
 
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Dan W.

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Conifers are certainly not all that matters. Beautiful bonsai is what matters.

Someone asked about Russian Olive as bonsai earlier in this thread; I haven't had this one very long, but I think they are very promising bonsai candidates.

This is a Russian Olive (Elaeagnus Angustifolia), that I dug this spring. The first picture is just over two months after collection. The second picture is less than one month after that!





This one is a Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides), chewed on by beavers over multiple years.



 
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A long bonsaied honey suckle. I have a few more HS plus a bunch of ratty and small currents and potentillas.
Thanks for sharing!
This tree has some really cool movement!
Has it flowered for you? If so, any pics?
 
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*in my worst crocodile Dundee accent - "that's not a collected bougie, THIS is a collected bougie" ;)
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@sawgrass - it probably goes without saying, but you know I'm just teasing you.
I know, thanks for sharing!
What are your plans for this tree? Do you plan on using the other trunks/existing branching? Or removing them?

Reason why I ask, is that often with bougies, I remove everything existing and start from scratch, they grow fast and this helps shoot out new growth up and down the trunk.
 
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A few more of my Yamadori. Monster Japanese maple, Kiyohime, Hedge Maple, Ume, and Privet that Owen dug up.
Thanks for sharing!
Some very nice material you have there!
Really like the first pic of the winged elm!
 
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And a tree that I have just acquired that Don Blackmond dug a couple years ago, this is an enormous crabapple. Going to be a long term fun project. The left trunk is actually root connected. I'll probably keep and use all the trunks. Sergio made me a great sketch for development idea, I'd only planned on keeping the main and right, but I like his idea for keeping all 3.
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Thanks for sharing!
I like the three trunks as well and would keep and use them! I think it will end up creating and adding to the overall design!
 
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I must add, Sawgrass, that your photography on the bald cypress and the bouggies is simply great. Kudos!
Thanks for the compliment!
The funny thing is that I work often at night on my trees, because it is quite... and I work underneath two of those $5 dollar clamp on lights that you just screw the bulbs into... when done I just take a picture! The black background is just my yard.
 

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Thanks for sharing!
This tree has some really cool movement!
Has it flowered for you? If so, any pics?
It flowers (pinkish white) and fruits every year well--my pictures are a mess and I don't know if I have pics of it in flower. This specific HS is of stable genetics and seems to persist in a pot pretty fine and I have had it for a long time.
 
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Here you go Stacy,

a true yamadori.

Found holding on for life, by one or two long roots, and being pulled into the water, by the high tide.

Oh, I should mention quite a few of these images are older shots from 2 or 3 or 5 years ago.

Presently, this tree is in the growing trough, to see about healing some damaged areas.
Seagrape, age ?
Usually has about 80 leaves.
Testing new technique to see about getting 160 to 240 leaves. Higher leaf density and more of how we see the Seagrape as a tree.
Good Day
Anthony

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Thanks for sharing!
A lot of people don't realize how cool seagrape can be as bonsai. Their leaves will reduce down, but often showing them after defoliating, before the leaves have fully grown is nice as well, seeing you will end up with all kinds of different colored leaves.
 
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Conifers are certainly not all that matters. Beautiful bonsai is what matters.

Someone asked about Russian Olive as bonsai earlier in this thread; I haven't had this one very long, but I think they are very promising bonsai candidates.

This is a Russian Olive (Elaeagnus Angustifolia), that I dug this spring. The first picture is just over two months after collection. The second picture is less than one month after that!





This one is a Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides), chewed on by beavers over multiple years.



Thanks for sharing!
Very cool material. I would love to see a closer image of the Aspen! And the damage done by beavers
 

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I will not be posting. Though I have numerous collected non-coniferous trees, I have yet to uncover true "Yamadori".
I would be interested in your thoughts as to what a true Yamadori actually is? I would also be interested in why you would throw down a sort of challenge or submit a critique but refuse to post your own evidence as to what is or is not true Yamadori?
 

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Here's a cool progression thread I came accross searching on google.... These are often dug up and tossed quite frequently I've noticed. I've obtained a few over the past couple of years. This is one Im working on from a local landscape .I potted It and let it grow , did the first chop aND then let it grow all last year, alot of roots and new shoots. Recently got its final chop similar to the photo shown. They back bud great and are aggressive growers as well as beautiful summer and fall colors.
http://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATBerberisProgressionSeries.htm
 

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