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I wholeheartedly agree, there's tons of really beautiful trees in here!

Fraxinus excelsior, uppotted this year to allow for a bit faster growth and nebari thickening, maybe ready for a nice pot next year :)

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As of last autumn:
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Big leaf from a garden ash, the small one from the tree above. Without too much leaf reduction techniques :)
I wonder if the amount of petals increases more with leaf size and especially tree vigour.
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I wholeheartedly agree, there's tons of really beautiful trees in here!

Fraxinus excelsior, uppotted this year to allow for a bit faster growth and nebari thickening, maybe ready for a nice pot next year :)

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As of last autumn:
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Big leaf from a garden ash, the small one from the tree above. Without too much leaf reduction techniques :)
I wonder if the amount of petals increases more with leaf size and especially tree vigour.
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Seems a bit "symmetrical". Have you considered growing one or the other out reinforce movement?
 

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Since I commented, I guess I have to play....

One of my Ficus Religiosa. A rather frustrating variety to work with but it has that provenance of religious significance so I tend to work with it and am constantly propagating it.

Roots like crazy but tough to ramify, rather offended by wiring. Early in the season seems to work to prevent dieback. They seem to respond when airlayering- budding back profusely so I am thinking I might slash above bud sites to see if that will induce them to break. They airlayered readily in 6 weeks in TX winter if that indicates their root-a-blilty.

This one was developed from a pencil thick cutting over the last 15 + years by escape-pot method...

I really think I'm going to carve out that gap as they don't seem to readily heal over.
 

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1of 3 englemann spruce. Collected in northern NM spring 2018. Lots of spring growth and new buds setting well for next spring. Hoping to give this tree its first styling next year. Twin trunk.
Nice find, good work on the collection and recovery. Here is my second sub-alpine fir. This one is a triple trunk, collected spring of 2018, lots of new growth this year and lots of back buds every where. Set for initial style this fall, placed in a maintenance pot early this spring. Never misssed a beat.IMG_1345.JPG
 

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Continuing with the native North American conifer theme of this page…
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Yamadori Engelmann Spruce from Mt. Hood. It’s doing well this season and might be ready for a repot in 2020. Today I removed some wire that was cutting in, trimmed extended shoots for bud selection, and squished some brown aphids.

I’m going to let it get a bit bushy and strong.

Here’s a nursery-sourced Engelmann I use for practice to learn care and styling of the species. I recently applied its first wire.
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Wife and kids away again? Because your place looks immaculate.
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I wish. I am a true Vietnamese... We have a phrase says something like only show the best and hide the ugly. Xau che, Tot khoe.
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Willow leaf Ficus air layer of a tree I bought at JRN about as long as I start this hobby - 12 or 13 years.
 

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Kegon Satsuki azalea, picked up at a David Kreutz workshop in 2018.
first shot, the tree & David Kreutz in the background.
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the style is between windswept and octopus, with a flair that to me is very Chinese. I'm going with it. It is an exaggerated style for the tree.
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a few weeks later beginning to bloom, flowers later removed.
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Visited @sorce on my way home from the farm one day, and talked him into selling me this pot he had just made. I love the exaggerated wide rim. Wait, I got an exaggerated one sided octopus tree? I decided to put them together.

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I know my ''photo studio'' leaves much to be desired, but I was on the farm and it was too wet in the field so I took advantage of a quick break between rain showers.

I could have put this tree in a conventional round, I had a very nice Randy Davis pot with a blue & white & other colors salt glaze that would be perfect, and perfectly conventional but Sorce's pot was calling to me to use it under something. And a dramatic pot, with a wonderful exaggerated shape, I thought would go well with this exaggerated squid shaped azalea. For Squid, I'll have to get it up to 10 branches, octopus only 8, weird windswept the 5 or so will have to do.
 

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