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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:29 pm


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Post  Vlad on Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:16 am

RESPECT

Thank you, Kevin


Where do we stand as a bonsai community?

Imported trees    v.  native ones
Imported substrates  v.  local sourcing
100% Anorganic substrate  v.  Live substrates ( with organic components)
Aggressive watering  v. Sustainable/reasonable water management
Aggressive feeding  v.  Balanced feeding
Anorganic fert       v.  Organic ones
Bonsai tools: me too/nice to have v. essential
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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:22 pm

Vlad wrote:RESPECT

Thank you, Kevin


Where do we stand as a bonsai community?

Imported trees    v.  native ones
Imported substrates  v.  local sourcing
100% Anorganic substrate  v.  Live substrates ( with organic components)
Aggressive watering  v. Sustainable/reasonable water management
Aggressive feeding  v.  Balanced feeding
Anorganic fert       v.  Organic ones
Bonsai tools: me too/nice to have v. essential
...
THAT ThumbsUp is where I stand
and i did something about where i stand Wink : http://wiscobonsai.blogspot.com/

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Post  Vlad on Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:02 pm

Kevin, you are my hero. Great idea. The putty, substrates and muck are my favourites.
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Post  M. Frary on Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:51 pm

Vlad wrote:RESPECT

Thank you, Kevin


Where do we stand as a bonsai community?

Imported trees    v.  native ones
Imported substrates  v.  local sourcing
100% Anorganic substrate  v.  Live substrates ( with organic components)
Aggressive watering  v. Sustainable/reasonable water management
Aggressive feeding  v.  Balanced feeding
Anorganic fert       v.  Organic ones
Bonsai tools: me too/nice to have v. essential
...

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Post  M. Frary on Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:00 pm

M. Frary wrote:
Vlad wrote:RESPECT

Thank you, Kevin


Where do we stand as a bonsai community?

Imported trees    v.  native ones
Imported substrates  v.  local sourcing
100% Anorganic substrate  v.  Live substrates ( with organic components)
Aggressive watering  v. Sustainable/reasonable water management
Aggressive feeding  v.  Balanced feeding
Anorganic fert       v.  Organic ones
Bonsai tools: me too/nice to have v. essential
...
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I use trees from wherever. Natives,imports,collected and regular nursery trees.
I don't use imported substrates. Akadama to be specific.
100% inorganic substrates.
I do aggressive watering because I use those substrates.
I do aggressive fertilizing with inorganic fertilizers. More aggressive than anyone I have heard from. I mix my miracle grow at 5 times the prescribed rate on the box. Twice a week for a couple elms to see what happens.
I use bonsai specific tools.
I also use chemical insecticides.
Malathion,Sevin and Bayer 3 in 1 systemic.

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Post  Vlad on Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:45 pm

Thank you Mike for bringing the chemicals for the pest treatment. As I do not use them so often I have clean forgotten about this point.

Maybe something more about your cultivation technique and the results? I am always very keen to learn something new... Cool
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Post  AlainK on Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:09 pm

Some plants are welcome here and can integrate in a very friendly way (Ginkgo, Japanese maples, etc.)

There are many of them now all around, and it's nice, it's good.

They are not "invasive" plants, they're just a plus to our landscapes.

Just balances, just weights Cool

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Post  Vlad on Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:31 pm

Alain, the labels " good v. bad, useful v. harmful" are based on criteria formulated by us. But our history is full of examples of changes from one category into the other one.

Frankly, I know I am not very friendly and for sure I have a difficulty to integrate into the mainstream. If that is true in a life why I should differ on bonsai? Maybe just for that I will try to stay on the right side of my questionnaire.








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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:00 pm

Vlad wrote:Kevin, you are my hero.   Great idea.   The putty, substrates and muck are my favourites.  

cheers Vlad !

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Post  M. Frary on Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:34 pm

Vlad wrote: Thank you Mike for bringing the chemicals for the pest treatment.  As I do not use them so often I have clean forgotten about this point.  

Maybe something more about your cultivation technique and the results?  I am always very keen to learn something new... Cool

I'll get some pictures together.
I totally use the Walter Pall method for watering and fertilizing. With a tweak or two.
I mostly collect my trees here.
With a few exceptions like junipers or when I get around Vance Wood. I've gotten a few really nice pines from him.
You can say he's my teacher/bonsai mentor.
My trees are all in development at the moment. I lost almost everything to voles a couple winters ago. Over 100 trees to be exact. And of course my best ones.
I didn't even think of quitting. And I'll guarantee that rodent babies have nightmares about me now.
Up here I only grow trees I can leave out in minus zero weather for extended lengths of time. It's cold here in winter. Siberia cold.
Every tree I own gets a colander for a period of time before it goes into a pot. I totally believe in colanders for getting the proper roots for bonsai culture. Not just pines. The results are amazing.
I don't propagate very much. A few elm root cuttings. Some shimpaku cuttings. That's about it. I hate waiting.
I only go to one bonsai show/ club meeting once per year. It's a 3 hr. drive. I live in the sticks. Literally. There are only like 2500 people in the whole county.
I'm was totally self taught for years. I didn't even know if other people in the U.S. did bonsai until I got internet 5 years ago. I was very surprised.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:16 pm

right on Mike !

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Post  Vlad on Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:09 pm

M. Frary wrote:
I'll get some pictures together....

Mike, I know some of your trees you have shared here or on another forum. Happy to see more if you are OK with that.

Otherwise, thank you for your comments. I have learned quite a lot. Nevertheless I would still have a question about your problem with rodents - have you published any post how do you protect your trees now?



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Post  M. Frary on Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:14 am

Vlad wrote:
M. Frary wrote:
I'll get some pictures together....

Mike, I know some of your trees you have shared here or on another forum.  Happy to see more if you are OK with that.  

Otherwise, thank you for your comments. I have learned quite a lot.  Nevertheless I would still have a question about  your problem with rodents - have you published any post how do you protect your trees now?



I built an enclosure out of steel roofing sheets. I have them buried adult a foot deep so nothing can tunnel under and sealed off at the corners so they can't squeeze in.
I also hit the surrounding area and inside of my enclosure with a product called mole max. It deters moles and voles.
I also put a bowl of peanut butter with concrete mixed together. The V.C. eat it,drink water and it turns to stone. Sounds mean but these devils really did a number on me so I return the favor.
After doing all of that I didn't have a single tooth mark on a single tree last spring.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:58 pm

"the V.C." Razz

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Post  M. Frary on Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:35 pm

kevin stoeveken wrote:"the V.C." Razz
Dang old varmint cong!

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Post  Vlad on Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:45 pm

M. Frary wrote: a product called mole max. It deters moles and voles.

That sounds interesting.  I will try to spray the winter shelter with the castor oil.

Thank you, Mike.
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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:01 pm

M. Frary wrote: I also put a bowl of peanut butter with concrete mixed together. The V.C. eat it,drink water and it turns to stone. Sounds mean but these devils really did a number on me so I return the favor.

MIKE !!!
so, do you have a bunch of concrete taxidermisized rodents ???
if so, i will trade you something cool for one of them !!! Twisted Evil Razz


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