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JerseyBonsai
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WOOHOO! Chinese Elm improving.

Hey everyone!

Thought i would do an update. My elm is doing much better now with the CFL. The older darker green leaves have turned yellow and died, but the new leaves are doing fine. It's amazing how different in color and texture then new leaves are compared to the old leaves that received sunlight. My guess is, it's normal for the old leaves to die off?
It was like christmas in my house yesterday, my soil from Northstar came. Excellent quality, definitely the best option if you don't have too many plants. Also got my soil screens! AND! my seeds for redwood and boxwoods came. It was a very exciting day. Can't wait to start germinating the seeds and get that going while I wait a bit more to repot.

-Drew
Can't wait till SPRING!!!
You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain; I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care. As the peach blossom which flows downstream and is gone into the unknown, I have a world apart that is not among men." -- Li Po

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What, no pics .. !! :(
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djlen
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Happy to hear that things are looking up JB.
Keep up the good work! :clap:
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Len

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Marsman
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Glad to hear it's alive and kicking.

Let's see it!

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JerseyBonsai
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:D

I'll post pics as soon as i get home! :o

-Drew
You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain; I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care. As the peach blossom which flows downstream and is gone into the unknown, I have a world apart that is not among men." -- Li Po

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Congrats on the progress with your elm and with the arrival of all those goodies! 8)
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JerseyBonsai
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hey everyone,

Sorry for the delay on the pics, so here is a pic taken around the time I acquired the Elm.

[img]https://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac86/aestrell/Bonsai%201%2010/Frontficus.jpg[/img]

AND HERE IS A RECENT PIC! (drumroll please...) lol, im so excited to see it doing well, forgive me.

[img]https://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac86/aestrell/Bonsai%201%2010/img_0314.jpg[/img]

This is after I've given it supplemental lighting, re-repotted, and superthrive. I believe this young padawan is ready to begin training. :lol:
You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain; I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care. As the peach blossom which flows downstream and is gone into the unknown, I have a world apart that is not among men." -- Li Po

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JerseyBonsai,

Glad your having success with your tree. Don't be too anxious to begin styling/pruning it. Considering the recent re-potting and being indoors it is still in a vulnerable position. There will be plenty of time later this year to get started. BTW, although you did not mention wiring, Chinese Elms can generally be managed without wire via the clip & grow method.

Norm

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