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Post  LanceMac10 on Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:55 pm

Pictures suck, but hey, bro....we in da' lounge.....karaoke anyone? Burp

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Post  LanceMac10 on Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:04 pm

And what you would see if you were a bird and/or nine feet tall. Buy ya' a drink?

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:06 pm

How about one from a more appropriate viewing angle with a more or less plain background? Looks to me like it might be one of the better raintrees in NH -- if a bit overgrown.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:12 am

you bet your sweet ass you can buy me a drink... drunken

damn man... that looks like a killer tree totally worth the effort of a killer pic or 2...

and then stick it our blog... Twisted Evil
(which is exactly where i will NOT be sticking a picture of mine)

so real quick,
how you been growing him over this past winter ?

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:55 am

Very very gorgeous, but Jim is right we need a photo at eye level with a clean background....

I look forward in seeing it!

Love and Light
ps I think you posted it in the wrong place, maybe ask Fiona to move it, there are not tant many people hanging around in the Lounge..

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:08 am

Andre Beaurain wrote:ps I think you posted it in the wrong place, maybe ask Fiona to move it, there are not tant many people hanging around in the Lounge..

just wait until the band starts playing...
this place really gets hopping then !!!


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Post  LanceMac10 on Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:23 am

Feelin' a wee bit under the weather today. Long day in the office being sick.....lame. Try to get my act together at some point. Lingered too long in my own lounge trying to imbibe a cold away. Didn't work. The tree is showing about a month of growth. Mind you, it sat for like eight weeks with no leaves, just fat green buds. Started feeding around mid-December, even with no leaves. Water reduced a tad, not too much. Due for a repot once the nighttime temperatures get into the 60's. Oh yeah, don't tell Jim, but I use a little Superthrive when I apply my liquid fert!!

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:30 pm

one night of imbibation aint enough to kick anything man...
give it several nights and dont give up until the taint says "uncle"

one month of growth after being leafless is encouraging for me...
mine has a little foliage, but lots of buds... (wish i could say the same for tedd's  No )
mine is in a protruding, south facing, large garden window, so it should be assploding with growth soon

(and yeah - ssshh... ixnay on the upersay-ivthray around imjay)

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Post  LanceMac10 on Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:36 pm

Mine is sited in a southern facing window as well. I run a hot humidifier from 5:30 am until about 8 pm. No supplemental lighting, though I do have some T-5s over some figs and a little two-trunk raintree. I'm gonna make me a Wigert homage!!

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:21 pm

Oh yeah, don't tell Jim, but I use a little Superthrive when I apply my liquid fert!!

Rest assured it wasn't the Stuporthrive.

Still waiting for the picture . . . .

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Post  LanceMac10 on Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:02 pm

HeHe.....picture could take awhile. Feelin' a bit puckish today. I have to pick up my young 'un when I get out of work and then cook dinner when mommy gets home. And, I clean the house concurrently. A bit of a Mr. Mom, if you will. Thanks for the compliment, Jim. Better by default though, I would imagine. It is a bit over grown as I have been trying to get some girth on the lower trunk. Raintrees have an issue with reverse taper. Plus, I wanted to see if I could get it to flower, (it did last year). I'll be cutting back hard when it's moved back out on the bench in a month or so......please, please, please start warming up!!!!!!!! And I hope all is well with you Jim, have a great day. Hmmm, Stuporthive...is that a new formula? (wink)

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Post  LanceMac10 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:23 pm

Whoooaaa....after stumbling rather clumsily thru some other sub-forums, I found my way back to the Lounge!! I'll keep it short now. Hope to reduce the rootball this summer and see if I can get it into a shallower pot.

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Post  LanceMac10 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:25 pm







Now that I've made a spectacle of myself, howwza' 'bout a virtual ride home, sugar.... drunken scratch

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:16 pm

just so long as "sugar" doesnt drive you home in reverse...

like the taper on your tree !!!
Razz Razz Razz

ya better start laughing now folks, because these are the jokes... Rolling Eyes

just joshing lance... couldn't help myself...

you mentioned the reverse taper and i see what you mean...
mine is getting some of the same thing but i think the unpredictability of the muscling on these things is part of the deal...

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:04 am

beer city snake wrote:just so long as "sugar" doesnt drive you home in reverse...

like the taper on your tree !!!
Razz Razz Razz

ya better start laughing now folks, because these are the jokes... Rolling Eyes

just joshing lance... couldn't help myself...

you mentioned the reverse taper and i see what you mean...
mine is getting some of the same thing but i think the unpredictability of the muscling on these things is part of the deal...


Ahahahhahah I get the joke Smile

I agree with the fluting and muscling. Erik's Raintree is probably the most notorious for evident taper issues but honestly if you see it in person and go around it really doesn't. Some parts look skinny while others don't. It's just par for the course and my favorite thing about BRT's.

Sometimes I let my tree run for 2-3 feet before I cut it back and it's increased in girth noticeably. Even my wife who doesn't care about bonsai notices this one.

I'm going to bring mine to a workshop with Boon and hopefully he's willing to work on it. It should be healthy enough although my soil structure blows Sad

Got some Boon mix to put in and I can barely wait to see what the difference will be. I really need it to slow down into a more mature, slower growing tree.

I like yours Lance. How is the buttress (nebari)?

Have a great weekend boys!
Sammi Samm Sam :-)

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:41 am

Guys,

just wondering, have any of you tried this?

This is the other ironwood. If you need to see the tree in nature just ask, okay.
Extension branch technique.
Laters.
Khaimraj



a year ago



An idea of the trunk size, perhaps 3 years ago.


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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:39 pm

hey khai !
hope all is well...

is that a campeche bloodwood ?

it sure does look like one...

i scored one from wigerts this past winter and it displays some of the same characteristics as the BRT

Sam Ogranaja wrote:
Sometimes I let my tree run for 2-3 feet before I cut it back and it's increased in girth noticeably. Even my wife who doesn't care about bonsai notices this one.
Sammi Samm Sam :-)

funny, but seriously, i have heard the same thing from many guys that their wives dig the BRT
must be all the muscley twisty girth...

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Post  LanceMac10 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:47 pm

Hey Sam, when I removed it from it's nursery container, it had a lot of long, thick circling roots. I was aware of it's peculiar die-back issues at the time so I went pretty easy on the rootball. There is a lot of fine surface roots close to the trunk. More like a real heavy mat, actually. Hopefully I can remove most of it to expose the area you referenced. I think there could be a better view, (I hope). Repotting this summer, perhaps into this pot. Maybe too small, it's about half as deep as the one it's currently in. Perhaps it just goes back in the original. Not sure of the chop, any clue? Back to the corned beef simmering....it's Rueben Night!!!

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Post  LanceMac10 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:50 pm

They did have some very similar to this from Paul Olsen whom is down Massachusetts, USA.

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