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Post  Tentakelaertje on Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:44 pm

Please all show off your mame trees here Smile  bounce

Here's my almost-mame acer campestre (it's slightly bigger than 8 centimeters):

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And my Euphorbia Pulcherrima:

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Sadly, the left and biggest one died of trunk rot Sad

Please don't hesistate to show yours here, they can't be much worse than mine!

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Post  Richard S on Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:21 pm

Maarten, how are you defining "Mame"?

Obviously I know they're smaller than Shohin but I've never really figured out the division between these classifications.

I have a couple of fairly small Chinese Elms but having just nipped out into the garden to measure them I find that they're actually close to 6".

Too big I guess??

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:48 am

Richard, that's a good question! Actually I don't know. I guess smaller than shohin is good enuff Smile
If you regard them good and small enough to show 'em, that works fine for me.

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Post  HenrikSkov on Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:17 am

A quick search indicates that mame is less than 10cm/4" but I dont know if these are "official" numbers.

Anyway here is my little Lonicera Nitida which I guess qualifies as mame. Hight is about 8cm. Unfortunately I dont have a picture more recent than april 2015 but it has grown a nicer crown by now.




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Post  kcpoole on Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:24 am

Size of Bonsai is not really specified anywhere that I can find, but have pieced together all the information I can find and added them to the Ausbonsai Wiki here so that they can be readiliy referenced ( and edited if need be).
http://www.ausbonsai.com.au/wiki/index.php?title=Bonsai_sizes
There some crossover in sizing, but that stems to difficulty in 'Pinning down" some hard information

Ken

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:53 am

Really good idea Maarten,
[ will this do Kevin ? ]

Enloy, comment, yay or nay.
I have a few more if you want.
Laters.
Khaimraj

JBpine, I will try to get a today shot later. Age about 8 to 9 years maybe more ? from seed.
Pot is sand bonded with glaze, hand -made.



Defoliated Gmelinas - not much has changed since. Ages - somewhere around 10 to 15 years. From cuttings.



Gmelina in leaf -



Seagrape about 14 years or so.



With a normal seagrape leaf, earlier days.



Kevin, what a seagrape tree looks like


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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:36 pm

YES !!!

nice stuff...
the gmelinas are INCREDBLE
and i have always wondered if sea grape would work after seeing them in florida...
yours is dyno-MITE !!!

that lonicera is really nice too... along with yours maarten !

cool thread.

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:28 pm


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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:38 pm

jim - while all in that link are outstanding, this lil privet of yours really knocks me out...


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Post  JimLewis on Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:06 pm

tnx

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:45 pm

JimLewis wrote:tnx

now you cant make fun of me for not capitalizing because you use "teen-age text talk"

just razzing ya Razz

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:33 pm

Looks great lads, thanks for showing! Now a question: How do you guys ramificate juniper mame to a point of wowing factor 10/10?

Thanks in advance,

Maarten

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:30 am

Kevin,

I have been working on a technique to increase the leaves on the seagrape - last year I had 40 leaves at around 1" [ 2.5 cm ] or less on the shown plant. This year the grasshoppers got me, presently no leaves [ crying emoticon ]

I have an idea for thickly trunked, and dense of leaf seagrapes, started with airlayers. I grew a tree on the front lawn to take test subjects from.

Jim always has really cool work!

Maarten.

You are around the same age I was when I started bonsai, try to avoid clay in Mame' soil, but I suggest simply - growing at least 20 plants and tests.
Can you not make compost in the backyard, it is just leaves, weeds, fine branchlets and grass, plus as the inorganic crushed builder's gravel at 2 to 3 mm ?
Keep the soil mix simple.

You should find the pots, very enjoyable, indulge in colour and shapes and perhaps make them.

As usual in the words of Wu yee Sun [ man lung potted plants - do a google ] - School / Education first please.
At your age I was at P.A.F.A [ Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later Studio Cecil - Graves - Now Studio Cecil and the Florence Academy - you can google them.] studying and learning about Bonsai.

Seek out the work of Count Matsudaira
http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/days/DaysSepb.html

Time is your best friend.
Until
Khaimraj

* Maples should work well, Zeko Nakamura [ google ] has some in his book I believe.


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Post  Tentakelaertje on Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:28 pm

Khaimraj,

Thanks for your reply, educational as always Smile
This spring, I'll make some tests, just went on collecting seedlings yesterday Smile
Education is always first! I'm still in Dutch high school right now. We got three main levels here, and last year I upgraded from the havo (middle level) to the vwo (highest level), so it's busy times.
Sometimes it's hard to separate education and bonsai though.

Thanks for your kind words!

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