Winter games entry thread

defra

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Winter games 2017

anyone can join !

This contest is all about improveing a tree or create something completely new and get the best results, share the progression on why and how where we all are able to learn from!
Another excuse to buy something
But most of all having fun!

this contest could be joined in any way you desire!

meaning that you are allowed to buy a new tree for this contest or to enter with something you already have in your garden somewere!

There will be no restrictions on species
The entering tree's are allowed to be in any stage from raw stock to tree's that are already at the refinement stage

The contestent must do all the work him/herself so its not allowed to take your piece to a workshop or club meeting to get help with the work.

Two entry's allowed per person.

Entry thread will be open:
From 01-11-2017 untill 01-12-2017

Contest duration: 6 months
Contest ends: 31-05-2018

Voteing wil be done by hitting the like button

When the contest ends i will open up a voting thread where we can post the results when that time comes i will post an example on how to post the results
Make sure you take some pics from your work allong the way.

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Please keep this thread clean
Entry's only
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For discusion or questions this topic can be used:

https://bonsainut.com/threads/fall-2017-contest-anyone.30124/

 
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This is a pink pixie boggle from a cutting. It was a guinea pig to see if wrapping with raffia works for thicker branches and trunks. Its been growing for about a year now, and i thought i would try to get it more on its way.
 
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I'm entering this Bolivian Chili pepper. Right now it is in a container with it's other brothers and sisters from the season, so the first step will obviously be to separate it into it's own pot. Right off the bat this one grow much quicker than the others. It developed a nice taper and movement on it's own. I haven't seen many pepper bonsai on this site, so I'll be the mad scientist and try it out!

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JoeH

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updated pic of the Ilex and a box store lorapetalum that I got on mark down due to a big split at the top. the side that died I peeled off, and still thinking about lopping the rest off below the split. It turned out to be potted a few inches too deep and had a nice bunch of flared roots below that might turn into something. DSCN6292.JPG DSCN6291.JPG
 
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I'll enter the bougie I picked up last weekend. Not sure what happened to the one branch. Maybe nursery tape choked it, fell off and then the branch swole? Also had reverse taper. I cut off the swollen branch and chopped where the reverse taper was on the trunk. Trimmed the branches back as well. Wiring will be done this weekend. 1104171603.jpg 1104172335a.jpg 1105172100b.jpg
 
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Here is mine. It was purchased last year for a possible entry into a contest but not used. It was left at my father's house to avoid any more complaints from the girlfriend at the time then nesissary. She is gone and it is back my complaint department is closed. IMG_20171105_095535500.jpg
 
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All the work was done as I was wrapping things up for winter... We'll see how that works out. IMG_20171105_102316630.jpg my thoughts are to let it fill out in the spring and then remove everything about the top wired branch and use that. IMG_20171105_112102085.jpg
 
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My first entry
Juniperus communis norwegian

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Hi @defra
Here are my two entries
-Metrosideros umbellata (NZ Southern Rata) - doesn’t like to keep its foliage :-(
-Tsuga hetrophylla ( exciting young tree)
 

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My entry #1 is an Ilex Glabra I picked up from my landscape friend for nothing in June of 2016. I took it out of the 5 gal can and stuffed into this shallow grow box that same summer. The following winter I played with deadwood and broke a branch wiring. Fixed with electrical tape. That's the only "work" ha ha that's been done to date.
I feel lots of room for improvement here...
I created this thread below for anyone interested in more detail and the hopeful progression of the tree. Follow along for a good chuckle:)
https://www.bonsainut.com/threads/underdogs-ilex-glabra-winter-games-entry.30383/

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Since I'll be working, pruning,wrapping and bending over the next 2 weeks I'd like to submit these
Picked these up this year. Been staring at them for a little while and have a general idea where I want to go....we'll see.
First a Procumbens,
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Next is a Parsonii,
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It's been about a month since I brought the Bolivian Pepper in doors for the winter. It's beginning to push new buds all over, so it's time to get this bad boy into it's own pot VERY soon! 15110289486771574443728.jpg
 

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