Ulmus Selfie Contest!

Discussion in 'Elms' started by sorce, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. sorce

    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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    I'm holding an Ulmus contest, for myself, and you should too!

    Rules-
    1. Ulmus
    2. Win! (Create a dope tree and if you need to know you won, count likes or enter it in a show)

    I hope to enter at least 7 this year, maybe even 9-12!

    First up, a lil # I dug from under a park bench fall of 2013.

    Last year 4/8/14
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    5/4/14
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    No leaves till May last year!


    And current 3/7/15
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    These 2 high roots are coming off, if there are good roots at the bottom of the flare.

    Or will get pinned down to a better position.
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    I expect this flare and surface rootage to get better in its new screen pot!
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    This is in a 4inch pot! I'm trying to keep this right tiny.
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    Only the central leader will be kept, and not higher than the nub, the others are currently lambs for the sacrifice.

    Don't like it?
    Run tell your Mame!

    Sorce
     
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  3. M. Frary

    M. Frary Bonsai Godzilla

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    Ah Sorce. You're quite a guy! Bit wait! Selfie? Where the hell is your mug. It should be you and a tree for this contest.
    I'll show mine if you show yours! Face that is. Once the snow melts I'm in. I have an elm to enter.
     
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  4. brewmeister83

    brewmeister83 Shohin

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    Anybody else wonder what those knit turtlenecks his pots are wearing are?
     
  5. edprocoat

    edprocoat Masterpiece

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    Looks like a cut off sock.

    ed
     
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  6. No, i was wondering when one of those where going to fall down (or maybe they will jump off theirselves).
     
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  7. sorce

    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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    Bottom up.

    Cypress.
    That's why I'm making these!
    5 more today!
    And one more slab!
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    I'm gonna tie them off!
    No more falling! The tree here took the plunge 2-3 times last year!
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    Good call Ed!

    Brew, I call them Ghetto Swamp coolers!

    Mike Mike Mike!
    I figured the girls would look if it said selfie! Lol.
    But....... IMG_20150308_163650.jpg

    Now they won't!

    Sorce
     
  8. M. Frary

    M. Frary Bonsai Godzilla

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    Haaaaaaaa!
    Man, now I need to pry one of mine off of the ground and take a picture.
     
  9. sorce

    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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    Hey there's no start dates!

    Enter the clump!

    Sorce
     
  10. edprocoat

    edprocoat Masterpiece

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    I was just informed by my wife that a selfie is a picture one takes of themself ? lol I thought Ulmus selfie meant the thing on the pot was called a selfie and it was being used on an Elm.

    ed
     
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  11. sorce

    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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    So I noticed buds green and about to push leaves yesterday.

    A little early but I had to do it.

    This is the first repot of this since collected. It too, grew these roots in rocks and dirt.

    Not many or interesting photos, the lines show the individual roots that got cut, and the general bottom mass that was removed, 90%!

    Keeping the surface roots a bit deep still. IMG_20150317_040132.jpg
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    Pot prepped.
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    I chopped off a couple big roots growing down from the center.
    Has a nice spread. Lot of good feeders, a good start for its new pot!
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    Sorce
     
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  12. M. Frary

    M. Frary Bonsai Godzilla

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    How long was it in the pot since collection Sorce? 1year? 2 years? Lots of roots!
     
  13. JudyB

    JudyB Imperial Masterpiece

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    What is the tree in the background on the table? Nice looking base on that one...
     
  14. sorce

    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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    It was collected around Sept. 2013, been there since!

    Sorce
     
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    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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  16. M. Frary

    M. Frary Bonsai Godzilla

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    Uh oh!
     

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  17. sorce

    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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    Oh hell no!

    You dug it already?

    Who else is in?

    Ahhh.

    Sorce
     
  18. M. Frary

    M. Frary Bonsai Godzilla

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    He'd to. My sisters boyfriend is in guess? Construction!
    She called yesterday saying that him and his guys were coming to work on the garage. Getting resided. If I want that dam tree I might want to get it. So here it is. Kind of sucks. Going to be doing the bonsai 2 step with this. Everything is frozen still.
    I was going to do a little tease and start with small ones working my way up. I guess we start large and work our way down.
    Number 1.
     
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  19. ColinFraser

    ColinFraser Masterpiece

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    You asked for it!
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    Is an Ulmus selfie an sELMfie?
     
  20. sorce

    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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    Hell Selmfie yeah!

    Sorce
     
  21. ColinFraser

    ColinFraser Masterpiece

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    Based on the pictures thus far, I'd say we're definitely putting the nut in bonsai nut!
     
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