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but I thought folks that like junipers would like to see them anyway, I never tire of looking at nice material and trees.

keep it green,
Harry
 

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Nice trees. I like #1 though the foliage can be thinned out. I wonder what the reason is for tying the tree down - bottom heavy?
 

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One can assume you passed on #1 based on price Harry...thats a nice piece of material. #2 is interesting but would require a good bit of work. #3 I would have passed on as well...doesn't spark my imagination.

Care to expound on why you passed on these?
 

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One can assume you passed on #1 based on price Harry...thats a nice piece of material. #2 is interesting but would require a good bit of work. #3 I would have passed on as well...doesn't spark my imagination.

Care to expound on why you passed on these?
Hard to put into words Tom, I guess the best that two dirty old men can relate, is women, some appeal to you and some appeal to me, same as It is with the ladies, some of us make good husbands, some of us don't. Men can sit a stare at something beautiful, like a bonsai and women never get it. It has nothing to do with feelings, it's just a beautiful object that we love to look at. My wife couldn't tell you within 5 trees how many I have, that's why I can sneak one in and she nevers knows. These were not trees that I would want to sit on the patio with a beverage and stare at for a couple of hours, does that make any sense, or do you want me to try again.

keep it green,
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Nice trees. I like #1 though the foliage can be thinned out. I wonder what the reason is for tying the tree down - bottom heavy?
I suspect it would fall off of the stand with all that heavy foliage if it weren't tied down.

keep it green,
Harry
 

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Those are nice trees Harry. Number 2, it looks like the dead wood has arms and legs, and is crawling across the pot. Pretty cool looking. andy
 

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My wife couldn't tell you within 5 trees how many I have, that's why I can sneak one in and she nevers knows. These were not trees that I would want to sit on the patio with a beverage and stare at for a couple of hours, does that make any sense, or do you want me to try again.
keep it green,
Harry
I suppose you believe in Santa to :D

I get it!
 

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One can assume you passed on #1 based on price Harry...thats a nice piece of material. #2 is interesting but would require a good bit of work. #3 I would have passed on as well...doesn't spark my imagination.

Care to expound on why you passed on these?
No kidding, I really like #1. It's at least a one kidney tree:D
 

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Harry do mind elaborating on exactly where you passed on these trees from?

Its hard to tell from most growers what they really have since most have terrible or NO website at all. And if they do its out of date or cluttered with "Sold" trees (you know who you are) .... I often feel bad asking people to take the time to photograph and send me pics when I may not find a single thing worth buying or the grower is known for having inflated pricing.

when i say growers in this case i mean growers/dealers.
 

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Sorry Ang, but I would rather play my cards close to my chest. One of the dealers is out of business now, Sean Kelly at Riverbend Bonsai folded his tent. The others are hand me downs from a high roller that must remain anonymous. Don Blackmond is the best source here in the US that I know of for this quality of junipers and JBPs. Jim Gremel is another source for quality grafted California and field grown junipers.

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Its hard to tell from most growers what they really have since most have terrible or NO website at all. And if they do its out of date or cluttered with "Sold" trees (you know who you are) .... I often feel bad asking people to take the time to photograph and send me pics when I may not find a single thing worth buying or the grower is known for having inflated pricing.
You haven't looked lately have you...lol
 

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Yeah, I'm putting Don's son through college when he's old enough.......:)

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Harry
 
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You already know about this one Harry.
http://www.gregorybeachbonsai.com/3.html
Thanks for the link. It's very interesting to look at what is on sale these days.

I have to say though, that the choice of species is rather limited. I wonder why? Is it because black pines, junipers, chinese elms, trident maples and korean hornbeams ar all that people grow in this country? How about the other 50+ species good for bonsai?
 

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Thanks for the link. It's very interesting to look at what is on sale these days.

I have to say though, that the choice of species is rather limited. I wonder why? Is it because black pines, junipers, chinese elms, trident maples and korean hornbeams ar all that people grow in this country? How about the other 50+ species good for bonsai?
Not everything Don has is on his website, he has a LOT of trees. If there's something you want and don't see, email him what your looking for. Those are the species that do the best here in the midwest. We are limited to what will thrive here. The guys in the northwest can go collecting beautiful trees that wouldn't make it through the summer here.

keep it green,
Harry
 
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