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A quick procumbens nana

Post  M. Frary on Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:23 am

Trying to post pics.
Looks like it worked.
I did this tree up for a contest. A couple hours work and this is what I ended up with.

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Re: A quick procumbens nana

Post  M. Frary on Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:27 am

Pictures are in wrong order but at least the thing doesn't look like a cascade.
The tree is almost 7 inches tall.
I styled it for an online contest on another forum.
I plan on tightening it up and it needs fine wiring.
It was September when I did the deed.
I didn't want to push it too far this late because it's a pretty cool little tree.

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Post  yamasuri on Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:05 am

Have question: Did you repot it at the same time [September] because lately I have much better result with repoting Junipers late summer till September if they are winterize at cold frame or deep frost protected.

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Post  Vlad on Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:57 am

A nice start up plant with a great shohin prospect, Mike. Frankly, I wish it's mine Very Happy

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Procumbens...

Post  Bolero on Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:00 pm

I love it...you have given it a really creative Pruning job compared to the picture of what it looked like B4 pruning.
It still shows a lot of Potential for Refinement...It would make a great Penjing or Saikei the way it reaches out both Left & Right from Center, leaving plenty of room under the branching for the imagination...Please keep us posted re. further work on this Bonsai Procumbins.

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Re: A quick procumbens nana

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:27 pm

Looks good Mike,

my only suggestion, maybe less horizontal on the branches.

Glad to see up image upright -------- I can take a rest. Very Happy
Thanks for posting.
May we see it as it continues to grow ?
Until.
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Post  Bolero on Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:39 pm


my only suggestion, maybe less horizontal on the branches
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I would say just the opposite, More Horizontal (a function of Growth) and a touch less Verticle (a function of Pruning)...

The Typical Procumbins Growth tends to be Horizontal and  Mikes typical Procumbins with its short trunk and Spreading Branching is a really good example of that and Mike has done a Marvelous job of Pruning to bring that out in an Artistic way...Plenty of Potential still there.

Here are a few pictures I lifted from the Internet to show examples of Horizontal styling...






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Re: A quick procumbens nana

Post  M. Frary on Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:33 pm

If it lives I plan on shortening the branches. They do need more movement and I was going to go all out on it at one time for the contest. Including putting it in a bonsai pot. It was late in the year and once I started working on it I started to think it would be nice to keep it alive. So I stopped where I did. September is a little late for this kind of work where I live. I have a special spot for it where I'm going to keep my out of zone trees.
Thanks for all of the comments.
Khaimraj. I will keep posting updates. And thank you for all the help before.
Vladi. Ifor you like this I have a procumbens down at Vance Woods that will make your eyes bulge.
It was slated to be a workshop tree at the Nationals. My friend Adair had a truckload of them 30 years old for the event. He let Vance take the first 2 picks out of like 30. We both got spectacular trees that we are going to work on together for demonstrations at our club show next year.
Yamasuri. I did very little root work. Basically a slip pot into the colander. I would have waited until late spring to early summer but it was looking a little yellow when I got it. Hence the colander or tree turbocharger as I like to refer to colanders. In the colander with a mix of Diatomaceous Earth,lava and a little decomposed pine bark I can water every day and pump the fertilizer to it. 5 times the amount prescribed on the miracle grow box every Saturday and twice the amount every Wednesday. My trees don't lack for fertilizer. I've found that junipers can be repotted anytime during the growing season.

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Re: A quick procumbens nana

Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:27 pm

HOLY SHIZENSCHITT !!!
i knew you hit em hard with the ferts, but i didnt realize it was that hard ! affraid

but no arguing with results...

nice job on a quick "turn & burn" on this one !

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Post  M. Frary on Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:03 pm

kevin stoeveken wrote:HOLY SHIZENSCHITT !!!
i knew you hit em hard with the ferts, but i didnt realize it was that hard ! affraid

but no arguing with results...

nice job on a quick "turn & burn" on this one !
The colander allows me to do these things. Also some may say a colander is a pine technique but they work great for every tree.
Junipers are one of the few trees that you can do everything in one sitting and make a decent tree.
Jim Lewis used to get on me for using too much fertilizer. Saying it promotes long internodes and large leaves. That would be true if my trees were in partial shade. Where I live the sun isn't as direct as where he lived. I can leave mine out in it all day long. The sun nullifies the long internodes because the plant isn't reaching for it.

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Post  LanceMac10 on Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:48 pm

Nice work and I like the idea of bringing your branching in a bit.
Any idea of it's final height relative to your plans for the tree?
Could easily accommodate several more inches in the crown.
Or maybe create some deadwood and then compact it?

Ummm.....is it hot in here......?pig

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Post  M. Frary on Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:12 pm

LanceMac10 wrote:Nice work and I like the idea of bringing your branching in a bit.
Any idea of it's final height relative to your plans for the tree?
Could easily accommodate several more inches in the crown.
Or maybe create some deadwood and then compact it?

Ummm.....is it hot in here......?pig  
I would like to keep it the same height. It's actually my smallest tree.
It does need some shari and as I bring the foliage in closer there will be more jins.

You're probably getting hot from thinking about deadwood and compacting.
Did I just say that here?

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Re: A quick procumbens nana

Post  LanceMac10 on Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:21 pm

As long as it's in context!


Seriously, I like the idea of bringing some areas closer to the trunk and using some more deadwood features.
An exciting future, this one has..... drunken lol! Confused

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Re: A quick procumbens nana

Post  twyama3388 on Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:46 am

This plant of mine, which grows very slowly and not tall.
I always just prune the root surface.




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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:51 pm

you guys are killing me here with your "context" Razz

i agree about the colander... i have several trees in them to get a good root mass going where there previously wasnt one...

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Re: A quick procumbens nana

Post  M. Frary on Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:44 pm

twyama3388 wrote:This plant of mine, which grows very slowly and not tall.
I always just prune the root surface.



Nice! Fat trunk on this one.

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