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Post  Jed Franco on Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:23 pm

Hi IBC friends,

Happy New Year to all...and many more bonsai to come.... bounce
Just want to post one of my collection (Pemphis)...


...this is how my pemphis looks like when i bought it, a year ago...weak and with almost yellow foliage....

... a different angle...on it's side...

...after feeding and caring for it for a month...its leaves now had green color...it became happy... Very Happy

...did a little workshop...

...left it for three months and went wild and even became stronger...

..finally wired it...and almost 70-80% of its foliage aside from its unwanted branches were removed...

....one month after wiring...

...2 months after wiring....

.....3 months after wiring...

...5 months...


...and now this is how it looks today...it may take more time for it to mature and to thicken its foliage and branches...but I'm happy with what I have.... Very Happy

Hope you like it...

Regardz,

Jed Franco Wink


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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:01 pm

Very nice and good job of recovery.

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Post  AlainK on Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:42 pm

Wow, great tree, great job you've done.

We can't work trees that way in "temperate" parts of the world, but it's a real pleasure to see what you people can do in countries that must be infected with mosquitoes the size of our eagles. Twisted Evil

OK, no need to reply: that was a form of humour Embarassed

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:51 pm

AlainK wrote: but it's a real pleasure to see what you people can do in countries that must be infected with mosquitoes the size of our eagles.

Here we have Mosquito Lagoon. The legend is that a fisherman is attacked by two mosquitoes, one mosquito says to the other, Should we drain his blood here or carry him home. The first mosquito replies, we better drain him here, if we take him home the bigger mosquitoes will take him away from us.

Second story, this one true, took a Yankee fishing in the lagoon, he showed up in a T shirt, shorts and sandals, I was dressed in a long sleeved shirt, long pants and real shoes. He spent the day in the water to get away from the mosquitoes, I spent the day fishing.

Although I have seen some mean mosquitoes in Alaska and even Southern California.

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Post  Jed Franco on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:43 am

Hey Guys,

Good day..Thanks for your comments....Yeah, you are right, we have a lot of mosquitoes here, but not the size of an eagle, hehehe... Razz
We have some mosquito lotion repellents and some weird stuffs, we call it locally as "katol", to drive away mosquitoes...
Thank you very much.. Very Happy

Regards,
Jed Franco


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Post  reg-i on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:54 am

Is this species collected where your at

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Post  Jed Franco on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:16 am

@Reg-i

I'm from the tropics (Philippines) my friend, these trees are collected along the coastlines and rugged terrains, it used to be abundant until some
unresponsible greedy hunters have trimmed them down until it became nearly extinct, and that forced local officials to totally ban
the hunting of Phemphis around the country...If they(hunters) only got what they need, this specie would have been abundant as before. Crying or Very sad
This specie is one of the best material in making bonsai...

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Post  reg-i on Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:30 am

Would there be any way to get seed from you or anywhere I have a lot to trade

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Post  Jed Franco on Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:22 am

My friend, these tree is approximately 80-100 years in the wild, it could be possible that we can grow them in seedling but you cant grow them on your desired size...how i wish i can send them to you...and besides I think that it can't thrive in your country... Smile

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Post  reg-i on Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:23 am

Im in south Florida zone 10, its pretty tropical here.

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Post  Jed Franco on Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:29 am

@reg-i

my friend, I understand your passion in owning one of these trees but I think it's hard for it to grow from seed.. Rolling Eyes .and I dont recommend you wasting your time in growing its seed..all that we do is hunt them and turn them into bonsai and growing from seed is a no-no.. Smile
read this one...http://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATPemphis.htm

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:40 am

reg-i wrote:Would there be any way to get seed from you or anywhere I have a lot to trade

Phemphis is being grown in Florida from cuttings, but it will take a while to establish a stock for sale.

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virtual tree

Post  abcd on Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:54 am

With only one trunk, the tree is more lisible.
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Post  Jed Franco on Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:15 am

Thanks Billy.... Smile

Reg-i, you better check it out on what Billy had said...instead of growing it from seed....

abcd, thanks for the virtual, I would consider that an option, thanks, buddy... Very Happy

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Post  carlos on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:37 pm

Reg-i,

Pemphis will not live in Florida. This is a totally tropical species. Leaf loss during the winter months (even wi protection) is a recurrent problem. When the tree finally recovers, another winter sets in, weakening it further.

Another thing, they need a constant flow of wind.

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Carlos

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:02 pm

carlos wrote:Reg-i,Pemphis will not live in Florida. This is a totally tropical species. Leaf loss during the winter months (even wi protection) is a recurrent problem. When the tree finally recovers, another winter sets in, weakening it further. Another thing, they need a constant flow of wind. Regards,Carlos

I don't have one, but know two people who do. We shall see.

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Post  reg-i on Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:05 pm

carlos wrote:Reg-i,

Pemphis will not live in Florida. This is a totally tropical species. Leaf loss during the winter months (even wi protection) is a recurrent problem. When the tree finally recovers, another winter sets in, weakening it further.

Another thing, they need a constant flow of wind.

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Carlos
Is this your expierence there may have been other factors

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Post  carlos on Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:17 pm

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:
carlos wrote:Reg-i,Pemphis will not live in Florida. This is a totally tropical species. Leaf loss during the winter months (even wi protection) is a recurrent problem. When the tree finally recovers, another winter sets in, weakening it further. Another thing, they need a constant flow of wind. Regards,Carlos

I don't have one, but know two people who do. We shall see.

Well, i imagine they will be three hundred years ol before they grow believable stock . Let's just say this, they live in Florida, but they don't thrive. There's a big difference. My specimen trees live now in Puerto Rico where they are happy Smile

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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:21 am

Nice work Jed ThumbsUp

regards,
jun Smile




Carlos,
You are right. Phempis acidula cannot be treated just like any other tropical trees, they need special care and cares suited only or exclusively for Phempis acidula. Even some seasoned bonsai growers here in Asia find it difficult to maintain and keep this species healthy.
If Phempis lost its leaves totally....It's dead.
But the outcome of the challenge is very rewarding if ones managed to tame this wonderful species.

regards,
jun Smile


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Post  Jed Franco on Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:26 pm

Thanks, pareng Jun,
appreciate it much... Wink
more power,
Jed Franco

Thanks, Carlos..
I'm glad you also have a Pemphis... Very Happy

Thanks Jim...
God Bless...

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