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post #226 of 338
will have to post pics of the two pre-bonsai i got for Christmas. A really exciting juniper is the highlight.
post #227 of 338
Nice!

I wound up choosing a 12 year old cork oak pre-bonsai, planted from an acorn collected in the area by the bonsai nurseryman. I hope it was a good call, but I couldn't resist that story.
post #228 of 338
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Nice!
I wound up choosing a 12 year old cork oak pre-bonsai, planted from an acorn collected in the area by the bonsai nurseryman. I hope it was a good call, but I couldn't resist that story.

sure. that's always cool stuff. its actually more or less why i will buy a bonsai if it has a neat story or is rare.

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Absolutely stunning pot too. I love these fruiting trees where it'll have like two apples... Saw one in a book that was totally BAMF. Was just six cherries perfectly arranged in two rows.
post #229 of 338
Random questions...

Does anyone know whether there's good solutions for being away from the plant for say a few days & up to a week if you have to leave on business?

{I'll preface that question by stating that I currently do not live with anyone else.}

Also, can a bonsai tree be shuttled in a car with "normal" driving conditions and properly for up to a few hours with no real ill effect?
post #230 of 338
Thread Starter 

A week shouldn't be a big deal if the tree kept out of the sun and the wind. You can also set up a simple drip system.

 

No issue with normal driving conditions. What would "normal" driving conditions involve?

 

lefty

post #231 of 338
Do you by chance have any drip system recommendations or links? (I'll still be googling these on my own).

I guess by "Normal" driving conditions I simply meant flat highway with some street/city driving, no hills.

Where I live it's near flat in one direction, but very hilly in the other.
post #232 of 338
Thread Starter 

You should be able to find a simple gravity feed. The trees are tougher than you think. 

Driving is fine - hilly or otherwise.

 

lefty

post #233 of 338
post #234 of 338
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263

That one is awesome.
post #235 of 338
Wow.

http://www.bonsaiempire.com/great-bonsai
post #236 of 338
Great show this weekend. Got a 20-year old elm shohin and a nice accent plant. Satsuki won best in show. Not as many as last year (IIRC) but some good stuff. No pics will link when gallery is available.

Saw something I had been dying to get, a GIANT bald cypress, about 3 ft tall, just awesome nebari and taper, good opportunity for hollowing out trunk, in two years could be a best in show competitor, seriously.

However, I just couldn't justify spending $200 on it (so instead I spent half that on the two above which doesn't really make any sense I suppose) and I passed. Still kicking myself for not pulling the trigger. Would've been $350ish normally and dude was knocking $50 off for me so he wouldn't have to haul it back. Ugh. Pot would have been minimum $100 too so really it all adds up.
post #237 of 338
Thread Starter 

Really, you passed? Here's a few for sale for 1K+. Look like these?

 

http://www.bonsainorthshore.com/www.bonsainorthshore.com/BALD_CYPRESS_BONSAI.html

 

lefty

post #238 of 338
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Really, you passed? Here's a few for sale for 1K+. Look like these?

http://www.bonsainorthshore.com/www.bonsainorthshore.com/BALD_CYPRESS_BONSAI.html

lefty

Yep.

It hadn't been styled yet but essentially it looked like those with the potential for as much work as a few of those. I'll have another chance in the fall to kop it, although this time for ~350 *and* I'd have to haul it back from NC. Oh well. It was a matter of dollars and sense and I made the right call.... unfortunately.

So this is my azalea still in training at peak bloom a few weeks ago. I think I may re-pot it this year, dunno yet.

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post #239 of 338
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Yep.

It hadn't been styled yet but essentially it looked like those with the potential for as much work as a few of those. I'll have another chance in the fall to kop it, although this time for ~350 *and* I'd have to haul it back from NC. Oh well. It was a matter of dollars and sense and I made the right call.... unfortunately.

This was sold before I could get it. FYI.

Here are some bonsai I recently styled or acquired. All are works in progress (beyond the philosophical belief that all bonsai are a work in progress).

Elm in the front is closest to being "finished". Needs some detail wiring on a couple branches and the left branch needs growth this season. The tree in the white pot is getting repotted next week. I'm actually really pissed about the elm. Bought the pot in January, put the elm in it and I saw yesterday there's a huge crack running down the side of the pot. And it is perfect for the tree. My only guess is that I watered it before a frost and it couldn't handle the pressure...which is not a mark of confidence for the potter (she's a new local one).



My favorite:



If it survives the summer I'll style it and put it in our show next year.
post #240 of 338
Thread Starter 

You have some nice trees in there.

 

lefty

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