My collection thus far(25 pics)

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My collection thus far(25 pics)

Post  giga on Fri May 02, 2014 2:30 am

This is only my second spring doing this so I'm still very new but am finding it very rewarding and fun. I have a lot to learn still and none of these are bonsai yet-more starter material but give me time and I'll get up there with some of you on here. There's a couple more I forgot in the grow out bed(very crowded atm) that I'll get a few picks tomorrow. I also started with one bench but am now building three more and should have my bonsai area finished very soon!

Future root over rock maple


Rose that got caterpillar attacked


Black pine(back of it sorry lol)


Literati juniper in the works


9 bark diablo-gonna need a trim soon already


tolleymore spruce


Japanese spindle tree


Very large bald cypress about 36 inches tall with a 12" base-hasn't put out new growth yet so here's to hoping



Not sure what to do with-freeman maple. Most likly gonna plant it in the ground and just leave it alone for a few years


Flowering almond that just got cut back for the first time and exploded with growth


A fantastic hemlock that I found this year up in the moutains. Have another shohin thats identical to this but forgot to picture it





mountain laurel-collected in the mountains with the hemlock


yellow birtch that was just sitting ontop of a rock in the mountains. Has great shape and all i did was just pick it up. Was the easiest collection ever.


pinus virginiana-that is older then it looks. I plan on have it as a exposed root literati shohin-this was on the side of a cliff that I just had to pick up-was a great find



Virginia creeper



button wood I started carving



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Post  Cockroach on Fri May 02, 2014 6:37 am

Thanks for sharing all those pics. A lot of potential in them there trees. I like the literati juniper.

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Post  fiona on Fri May 02, 2014 9:12 am

I agree with Cockroach - some decent stuff to work with in there.

I'm interested in how you develop your Diabolo as I am developing one from a cutting. FOur years on and it is starting to look good despite folk saying Physocarpus don't take well as cuttings.

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Post  giga on Fri May 02, 2014 4:34 pm

Cockroach wrote:Thanks for sharing all those pics. A lot of potential in them there trees. I like the literati juniper.

Yeah I still trying to figure how to control the growth and If I want to add bends to the top part before it bends down-but It'll be going in a pot next year so I'm pretty happy with it so far!

by fiona on Fri May 02, 2014 4:12 am I agree with Cockroach - some decent stuff to work with in there. I'm interested in how you develop your Diabolo as I am developing one from a cutting. FOur years on and it is starting to look good despite folk saying Physocarpus don't take well as cuttings. wrote:

It was a nursery plant that I actually walked into, as I wasn't paying attention. It was about 5 feet tall so I just cut it down to the trunk and then just keep it well trimmed. The base it about 8 inches across so it does have some good size to it. I have to trim it down almost monthly as it grows so dang fast for me. I get no flowers this way but it keeps it's shape.

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Post  ramblingwreck80 on Sat May 17, 2014 1:19 am

Thanks for the picture of the mountain laurel! I own a property with mountain laurel all over it, and have been wondering if anyone grows them as bonsai. They were in bloom here this week. I guess I will take a few and see what I can do with them.

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Post  giga on Sat May 17, 2014 4:00 am

ramblingwreck80 wrote:Thanks for the picture of the mountain laurel!  I own a property with mountain laurel all over it, and have been wondering if anyone grows them as bonsai.  They were in bloom here this week.  I guess I will take a few and see what I can do with them.

They are by the millions where I collected the hemlocks and pine so I figured I dig up a small one and see how it does. So far so good lol

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Post  JimLewis on Sat May 17, 2014 2:06 pm

Cute little face staring out of the trunk of that . . . hawthorn?

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Post  giga on Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:47 pm

9bark-buttonwood-juniper


maple


tollymore spruce


Azalea


JBP


Japanese spindle tree


Bald cypress exploded


Yew and flowering almond


Maple



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Post  giga on Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:50 pm

yellow birtch and mountain lural


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Post  Precarious on Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:07 am

Love the trunk and nebari on the spindle tree and hemlock. They look like they are up and crawling away.
One problem I see in your collection- not much variety. Laughing

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Post  giga on Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:56 pm

Precarious wrote:Love the trunk and nebari on the spindle tree and hemlock.  They look like they are up and crawling away.
One problem I see in your collection- not much variety. Laughing

I'm guessing that was sarcasm lol , I kinda have one of each, and this spring I plan on adding 10ish more tree's(2 benches too) and putting everything in pots-well what's ready anyway

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Post  Precarious on Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:43 am

I am the same way haha! Only a small number- two dozen trees- but from 11 different species.
David

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