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Bonsai Shopping Trip

Well, back from the city, came home with...3 black pine seedlings (At least 5 yrs before they'll be ready for anything, another trident maple, a pieris (Again), and a red Jap maple, I wasn't going to get the Japanese maple, however the sales asistant pointed out to me that they were hard to find, and would all probably go by the end of the weekend, so I got talked into it (Not too hard a task :lol: ) Oh and another ceder, I don't know why, I just liked the look of it! :oops:


Oh and a couple of bags of comercial bonsai potting mix, One from the top end of the market, and one mid range, I'll take photos tomorrow when I pot out my new trees.

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Re: shopping trip

paddles wrote: I'll take photos tomorrow when I pot out my new trees.
Can't wait for the pics! 8)

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woohoo! shopping spree :D pictures pictures! i love to see more pictures :D

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on a related note, ill be doing some stock shopping tomorrow, ill post pics of what i find. (hopefully something).

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I went with Paddles and she helped me understand about more about bonsai, this is what we got up too

[img]https://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a322/Cheryl1960/Bonsai/Bomsaimakeover001.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a322/Cheryl1960/Bonsai/Bomsaimakeover004.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a322/Cheryl1960/Bonsai/Bomsaimakeover005.jpg[/img]

plus a treat

[img]https://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a322/Cheryl1960/newOrchid.jpg[/img]

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8) 8)

Cool!
Lets see what we have here...

Maple whips & A Juniper to play with, A maple group, A barbie full-o-bonsai, And a beaut of a phalenopsis!

Strewth! You ladies have some shopping stories to tell I'd say!

Looks like you had a bit of fun! 8)

EDIT I must admit that Diet Coke in the first picture really ruins it for me, Vile & evil stuff that is. :P :wink:

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yeah you two have a lot to work with. please post pics of progress.

p.s i have to agre with ynot, diet coke is horrible.

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[img]https://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/Thepaddlepoplioness/newblackpineseedlings.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/Thepaddlepoplioness/newspruce.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/Thepaddlepoplioness/redjapmaple.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/Thepaddlepoplioness/pieris.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/Thepaddlepoplioness/NewTridentmaple.jpg[/img]

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us girls have to look out for our figures, did you see the vodka and pasionfuit mixer, or did I hide that LOL.

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lol i think you hid that

i just want to say i especially like the cascading juniper in your earlier post. it has a lot of potential. was that purchased, or have you had that one?

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Flowerpot purchased that one when I was there, I think she was worried that I was going to cut those branches off :lol: She was very nervouse after I'd had at some of her other trees! :twisted:

She wouldn't even let me repot it! Just because I'm pruning happy? :twisted: :lol: :shock:

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Flowerpots wrote:us girls have to look out for our figures, did you see the vodka and pasionfuit mixer, or did I hide that LOL.
Now your talking! :wink:
Flowerpot purchased that one when I was there, I think she was worried that I was going to cut those branches off Laughing She was very nervouse after I'd had at some of her other trees!
LOL- Pruning is a part of the journey. 8) You don't get anywhere in bonsai without it. :lol:
She wouldn't even let me repot it! Just because I'm pruning happy?
[I suffer happily from 'prunitis' also! 8) ]It is in a monster of a pot!
I am betting you had the right idea, That guy needs some wire for some movement, A couple of seasons of pinching and I would lose completely that left hand side branch unless an apex could be fashioned from it.[The whole 'T' concept does nothing at all for the tree IMO.]
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That plant has 3 long branches ?? letting Paddles give me lessons :oops: :oops: very good at growing rochids and roses, know zippo about bonsai, but will to be told :cry: :cry:

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i was also going to suggest removing the left side, maybe you could make a jinned apex (if that makes sense?possibly...although it doesnt look like that could work..just a thought, putting it out there), or loose it completely. and wiring would also help.

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Hey Joe, got a pic of what you reacon it would look good like ?? thanks

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FP,
Show us a good pic of the cascade please, Straight on level, Plain background, Maybe a few extra of the top bits to get an idea of what's happening there...
A new thread if you want.. [Or whatever...I'm easy :lol: ]
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something along the lines of this:

https://www.bonsaiforum.com/Gallery/Gallerypix/JuniperCascade.jpeg

that kind of idea with the jin at the top like that.

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We really could use a better picture, A virt may be possible

It's hard to tell Joe but I don't thing there is sufficient trunk mass for anything like that. [Besides the fact that Colin Lewis is a tough act to follow.]
Why not give her something to go on from what is there?

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well obviously she doesnt have the mass, but the position of the jin is really what i wanted her to see.

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JoeLewko wrote:something along the lines of this:

https://www.bonsaiforum.com/Gallery/Gallerypix/JuniperCascade.jpeg

that kind of idea with the jin at the top like that.
WOO that is so COOL, will take more pics when I get home from work and post tomorrow, will start a new thread.

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Flowerpots,
You might also enjoy some of these trees as well:
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3343

Let me know what you think... 8)
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The only with the lady my fav. Im just gob smacked, fantastic. :shock:

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Flowerpots wrote:The only with the lady my fav. Im just gob smacked, fantastic. :shock:
Nick Lenz is a mad genius
Peek at some of his other work...
https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=nick%20lenz&fr=yfp-t-500&toggle=1&ei=UTF-8&fr2=tab-web

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I took these photos two years ago. They're of a bonsai exhibit by the San Francisco Bonsai Society.

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/bonsai/03/gallery2.html

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/bonsai/03/gallery.html

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Thanks for posting those WM! 8)

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