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03-22-2014 06:50 AM
plantbrain HC + Seiryu Stone

Bald Cypress are leafing out nicely, Black pines have been trimmed(4-5x a year where I live), Elms are all full blown.




Emergent Belem hairgrass+ Serpentine Stone:
Not quite filled in, the grass will get shorter and denser in the next 2 months or so. It over winters really well here. HC dies if it gets below freezing, so I have to take that in or replant each season.

11-04-2013 02:49 PM
shambhalove.
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Bald Cypress certainly does make good material for bonsai...I prefer it to Dawn redwood for the smaller foliage size and easy availability for me. Here are a couple larger specimens from my garden

Beautiful trees!!
11-04-2013 12:59 AM
mr.bigglesworth Just bought a weeping elm. The juniper looks show quality, I'm waiting til spring to repot it into a nicer unglazed zisha.

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10-24-2013 11:37 PM
mr.bigglesworth Wow.. it's been a while. Well a few weeks ago I met up with some bonsai folks, a sensei and apprentice. We chatted about the hobby, had some lemonade. Worked on the juniper, at the end the sensei handed me a big potted maple and asked to come back in 3 weeks to show him what I was able to accomplish with the given characteristics of the tree. That this weekend. I guess I'm an apprentice in training now.. Oh and btw since i last posted I've now also got an illex holly weeping elm two cherry brush a jade inside oh and a big formal cypress. I've learned some interesting terminology, some of it overlaps with aquascaping. Most of them had never worked with aquatic plants I think they seemed pretty interested.

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10-05-2013 12:31 AM
jgeanangel
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How did you manage to collect such large cypresses? I live in area with lots of swamps and have access to collect cypress, but I can only manage to pull up the smaller ones. Do you use a backhoe and a chainsaw?????
Typically I use a hand saw with a 20" blade and/or a battery powered reciprocating with a 12" pruning blade. It is surprisingly easy and most come out in less than 10 minutes with two people...don't use a shovel...you just severely damage the roots.
10-04-2013 01:34 PM
blue1delta
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Originally Posted by jgeanangel View Post
Bald Cypress certainly does make good material for bonsai...I prefer it to Dawn redwood for the smaller foliage size and easy availability for me. Here are a couple larger specimens from my garden

How did you manage to collect such large cypresses? I live in area with lots of swamps and have access to collect cypress, but I can only manage to pull up the smaller ones. Do you use a backhoe and a chainsaw?????
10-04-2013 10:48 AM
jgeanangel
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To all the bonsai experts here:

Do bald cypresses (taxodium distichum) or dawn redwood (metasequoia glyptostroboides) lend themselves as good Bonsais? Also, where would I go for more information about Bonsais?
Bald Cypress certainly does make good material for bonsai...I prefer it to Dawn redwood for the smaller foliage size and easy availability for me. Here are a couple larger specimens from my garden

10-04-2013 05:01 AM
plantbrain
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To all the bonsai experts here:

Do bald cypresses (taxodium distichum) or dawn redwood (metasequoia glyptostroboides) lend themselves as good Bonsais? Also, where would I go for more information about Bonsais?
Yes, they are about to lose their leaves.
I trim and wire then. when spring comes around, they put out nice new fresh green leaves.

I water these two species heavily, even more with the BC, I use clay soil and use a very deep moisture tray, trivet so the bottom of the pot is always wet/submersed. Groups or single specimens. DR need trimmed a lot during the growing season.

Finding good BC is not easy though.
Well, unless you live in the SEA US and want to go out looking in a boat etc.
Then you can find awesome stuff.
10-04-2013 01:53 AM
Hobbes1911 To all the bonsai experts here:

Do bald cypresses (taxodium distichum) or dawn redwood (metasequoia glyptostroboides) lend themselves as good Bonsais? Also, where would I go for more information about Bonsais?
09-29-2013 06:04 AM
bassistjon112 Here is one of mine. I have a few others but no pictures. I only have a picture of this one because it was used in this article, Link. Ill probably repot in a shallow white oval pot and really show case all the new aerial roots it has pot out over the summer.
09-29-2013 05:37 AM
mr.bigglesworth Ohh I almost forgot. I'll see if I can post some pictures tomorrow of the juniper, ficus, and others.

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09-27-2013 09:59 AM
Jonnywhoop I never knew there was a bonsai thread

This is my first two bonsais.... I picked three of them up for $25 and kept two while giving one to my other friend.






Do you guys know a good bonsai forum for me to lurk on?
09-27-2013 02:59 AM
mr.bigglesworth
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What's it called?any pics of ficus?
I don't want to divulge the name. No pics of ficus atm and I'm super ultra mega busy maybe this weekend tho. Dslr pics take hours to display, crappy phone pix tho I could do.

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09-27-2013 02:36 AM
Discusdude7
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Ficus looks georgous. I've had it maybe a week now. Today I got my flowering crown of thorns houseplant in the mail. I got my Swiss Cheese Vine in the mail on Tuesday, biggest leaves are may be 20", it's a young plant so hopefully in a year or two they'll have doubled. I have an extra special plant coming in soon, this one is quite possibly the mandarin dragonet of the houseplant world. It's flowers scream look at me and it laughs in the face of roses, gardenia, hydrangea, passionflower, lilies, and all others who come before. It's not a bonsai. It's extremely rare and extinct in the wild, I had to fork over 150$ for this particular specimen.

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What's it called?any pics of ficus?
09-27-2013 02:27 AM
mr.bigglesworth Ficus looks georgous. I've had it maybe a week now. Today I got my flowering crown of thorns houseplant in the mail. I got my Swiss Cheese Vine in the mail on Tuesday, biggest leaves are maybe 20", it's a young plant so hopefully in a year or two they'll have doubled. I have an extra special plant coming in soon, this one is quite possibly the mandarin dragonet of the houseplant world. It's flowers scream look at me and it laughs in the face of roses, gardenia, hydrangea, passionflower, lilies, and all others who come before. It's not a bonsai. It's extremely rare and extinct in the wild, I had to fork over 150$ for this particular specimen.

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