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Post  Nik Rozman on Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:31 pm

Hi, I would like to introduce to you my thuja smaragd. It took me 4 yrt to get to this point. The whole story is on my blog.

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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  Ed van der Reek on Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:13 pm

Hi Nik,I made a virtual with some little changes on the tree.
I hope you don't mind Embarassed
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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  dave grieve on Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:36 pm

I like it the way it is, Nik - very dramatic.

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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  Nik Rozman on Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:46 pm

I don't mind Ed. But I will keep it as it is - if you don't mint king

Dave, thanx for the compliment.

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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  gman on Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:07 pm

Hi Nik,
I like it as it reminds me of the Alaskan Cedars (Nootka Cypress = Callitropsis nootkatensis), we have around us....as shown below.
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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  bonsaistud on Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:20 am

G'day Nik...

To me, it looks like Ma'Nature had a Hand in the design...outstanding work my friend...

I gives me an idea (on a much smaller scale) of what to so with a Thuja I have in a one gallon nursery can...

Thank you Nik...

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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  fiona on Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:58 am

Hi Nik. I too like this tree at the height it is - mostly because it reminds me of trees similar to those in gman's post.

Who made the pot?

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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  Nik Rozman on Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:07 am

Thank you all for your compliments.

fiona wrote:Who made the pot?

I don't know actually. On the bottom of the pot there is a signiture written it Japaneese fonds, so I can't read it. I can take a photo of it and show it to you if anyone recognizes it.

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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  Fuzzy on Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:24 am

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I really like this. Excellent work! Smile

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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  Nik Rozman on Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:54 am

Here's the signiture under the pot. Anyone recognizes it?


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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  bonsaisr on Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:37 pm

For beginners unfamiliar with this cultivar, it is Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd,' northern white cedar or arborvitae. It is sold in this country in every garden center where it could possibly grow, as 'Emerald,' which is the English translation. Collected arborvitae are popular with bonsai artists in the Northeast, but this cultivar is a great improvement on the native form. The foliage is more dense, it is more compact growing, & doesn't turn color in the winter. It is sterile, & doesn't get cluttered up with cones or scatter seedlings around. I have a row of them in the back of my garden. At least around here, it has no pests or diseases. So all you city dwellers who are looking for material, take some inspiration from Nik.
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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  jrodriguez on Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:37 pm

Nik,

The pot you are asking about was made by the Yama-Aki kiln.

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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  Nik Rozman on Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:34 pm

Iris, thank you for the kind words.

jrodriguez wrote:The pot you are asking about was made by the Yama-Aki kiln.

Thank you for the info Jose.

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Post  anttal63 on Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:13 pm

Very nice indeed Nik ! cheers

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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  bonsainotwar on Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:13 pm

How did you make the holes on the trunk,and get then to look so natural?

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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  Nik Rozman on Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:18 am

bonsainotwar wrote:How did you make the holes on the trunk,and get then to look so natural?

With menny hours of grinding work. Smile

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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  Nik Rozman on Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:40 pm

Here is an update on my thuja. The wire is already biting into the branches. Shocked


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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  Nik Rozman on Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:28 pm

There. Wired for the second time and ready to be exhibited. Wink


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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  gman on Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:42 am

Looks great Nik, thanks for the update.

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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  Ian Young on Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:51 pm

Hi Nik,

I see a little foliage creeping around to the right side of the trunk. Are you planning to extend into this area. This might add further depth to the image.



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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  Nik Rozman on Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:44 pm

Ian Young wrote:Hi Nik,

I see a little foliage creeping around to the right side of the trunk. Are you planning to extend into this area. This might add further depth to the image.

Thanks for the update.

That's right Ian. As you can see in the previous pictures there is still no foilage on the right side of the trunk. So I left a branch at the back to grow. And it's still growing. I plan to grow it still a bit.

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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  Nik Rozman on Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:30 pm

Here is an update of the thuja. It has been exhibited at the Bonsaiautumn 7 this past weekend. king




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My Thuja 'Smaragd'

Post  bonsaisr on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:55 pm

Somebody mentioned "Callitropsis nootkatensis."
Xanthocyparis nootkatensis (D.Don) Farjon & D.K.Harder is the accepted name.
A new one on me, too.
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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  Nik Rozman on Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:24 pm

The thuja (the english name for it is eastern hemlock as I found out) was on two more exhibitions. It was exhibited at the last EBA in Germany.



And at a local Austrian exhibition, where it was declered for the best tree on the exhibition by all the visitors (by voting).


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Re: My thuja smaragd

Post  LSBonsai on Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:32 pm

Hi Nik,

Your Thuja occidentalis 'smaragd' is called "Eastern White Cedar" in english, or "Arborvitae".

Eastern hemlock is Tsuga canadensis, not Thuja. Not that it matters, but I thought you may like to know this.

Excellent work on the deadwood, and congratulations on the quick delelopment to exhibition.

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