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Spring Has Sprung

Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:02 am

Elms are leafing out so it is spring down here in Florida. Here's a couple of photos to help break some of the mid--winter blues.

Chinese Elm natural broom from nursery stock 10 yeara ago. Pot by Nick Lenz, Massachusetts, USA


A shohin Chinese Elm also from nursery stock in a pot by Rob Addonozio of Florida, USA.



A shohin weeping Chinese ELm from nursery stock in a pot by Horst Heinzreilter, Austria



Even the Florida Elms are getting into the spirit. This one, called styled by Wilma, is the first to bud out this year. Pot by Tom Dimig, USA. This tree will be displayed at the Walt Disney Word EPCOT bonsai display.

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:50 am

Nice trees Rob... Good to see that Spring has sprung Very Happy same here in Bangalore India...

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Post  Tom Benda on Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:40 am

Teasing too much for bonsaist of the nothern areas. My browser should filter these "hot news" away :-D
Like them all, I like all pots too.

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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:46 am

Very nice Rob. Especially your top posted Chinese Elm is beautiful, well balanced. Could be standing on a field here were I live.
I envy your spring already arrived.

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Morten

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Post  bontailo on Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:09 am

Hi Rob,
Your spring seems early than in Taiwan. My Celtis still sleep.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:55 am

Rob,

that first elm, I liked it from the first time I saw it. Was it Knowledge of .. or Art of .. ?

Now I just like 'em' all.chuckle.
Thank you for showing.
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Post  Pavel Slovák on Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:05 am

Hi Rob

Very nice trees. ThumbsUp First Elm ? Simply amazing and a real tree. ThumbsUp
I envy those of early spring. Very Happy

Pavel

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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:22 am

Hi Rob

Very nice trees....
We have had a couple of weeks with degrees ower zero...now they promise us frost again...in one week we will have frost again, for at least 10 days, it will be dayfrost, and nights to about minus 10 degrees.
I am happy my trees still are sleeping, and did not wake up early......seeing your pictures make me want spring, almost more than anything else.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:57 am

Very nice elms Rob.
glad to see more trees waking up.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:21 am

ROB You are a lucky man!! I love the first tree and also the weeping style one..did you make the one weep or is that the type it is???very nice and good work...i love elms!! take care john

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:26 pm

Rob, your elms are beautiful. I particularly like the weeping shohin and pot; lovely.
I have noticed significant bud movement in the indegienous and landscape trees. The wild Sycamores seem to have a glow in their upper branches. I would swear that the beech buds have elongagted a bit. My bonsai are still sleeping. I'm praying for a "real" early Spring this year. Puxatauney Phil did not see his shadow on 2/2/11 so Spring should be right around the corner. Very Happy
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Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:32 pm

moyogijohn wrote:ROB You are a lucky man!! I love the first tree and also the weeping style one..did you make the one weep or is that the type it is???very nice and good work...i love elms!! take care john

Some one noticed this cultivar had a tendency to weep but it still requires lots of wire to maintain its shape. Otherwise it just grows very erratically.

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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:34 pm

Hi Rob

I have this small tamarisk shohin....sorry for the poor picture from 3 years ago.
I must take a better one in the spring, showing the improvements.
This tree grows upside dawn, hanging from a tree. It gives no problems at all.

I also use this tecnik for other shohin...started up last summer.
It gives strong lower branches, if the tree is being turned the right way in time, it will really benefit.

Kind regards Yvonne Smile

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:48 pm

Very nice trees..... Mahalo for sharing. Very Happy

A Hui Hou,
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Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:49 pm

Yvonne Graubaek wrote:Hi Rob

I have this small tamarisk shohin....sorry for the poor picture from 3 years ago.
I must take a better one in the spring, showing the improvements.
This tree grows upside dawn, hanging from a tree. It gives no problems at all.

I also use this tecnik for other shohin...started up last summer.
It gives strong lower branches, if the tree is being turned the right way in time, it will really benefit.

Kind regards Yvonne Smile

Yvonne, do you have a photo of it in its growing state? If I understand, you hang the tree upside down and let the branches grow to the sky. Sounds interesting. How to you get water to the roots?

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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:52 pm

Hi Rob

I take the tree dawn from its hook, and water, after that I hang it up again...the roots is not showing the tips, on the surface.
I will take a photo tomorrow...the tree is small, and is dying back to the trunk every winter, last year,midt summer, I placed the tree in a big pot on the shelf, to grow it fatter, and to try to keep some of the branches fat enough, to keep them alive. With good result.
I repottet it a few days ago, and I am not at all sure, I like it as it is. I guess it is OK. but I will want it, to be much better, So I will have to figure something out.
I think I will put it back in a big pot for a year or two, and then take new branches from a lower part.

Kind regards Yvonne .

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Post  Mike Jones on Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:36 pm

Number one shot would be own personal favourite. Lovely.

Hanging trees upside down, now I know what I have been missing all these years.

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:34 am

Talking if upside down trees, I have a friend who is trying to get a cascade of a Bougie by placing it upside down all the time. He waters the tree through the drain holes (which are large enough) using a funnel. So far so good...

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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:15 am

Hi Ravi

If a tree is grown upside dawn all the time, it will look very unnatural.

The tree must grow the right way, and only being flipped, after the leaves and the twigs .
has hardnet, this can make the lovest part strong.

A cascade can also just lie dawn, this makes all the branches
equal strong...but the tree must be very much monitored, and again the twigs you want to use in the design must have hardnet off, before. .

Only weeping trees benefit from growing upside dawn, all the time.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:50 am

Hi Yvonne,

Thanks for the suggestion Very Happy I understand what you are saying. Shall pass them on to my friend.

I personally find the upside down approach very challenging (for weeping or cascade styles) and hence have not tried and do not plan to try the same in future. I do have a weeping tree though... and the the new growth turning up is a major challenge and the tree needs regular wiring to keep the new growth down. It is rather big and hence the upside down approach might not work...

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:18 am

Aha, Yvonne, a twist on the tomato technique.
Interesting enough to try on weeping willows.
Later.
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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:44 am

Hi Ravi and Khaimraj

If you want to use the tecknik, is it important you have a lot of soil in the pot, as nothing must be able to move arround when the tree is being turned for viuv or watering.
firts you place a fine net ( I use a curtain) over the soil, and secure very firm.
After that you must secure, what ever it takes, to make the pot hang safe from a hook in the tree.
It should be possible to do it with big trees too ( I have not tried).
I am sure a weeping tree wil benefit from this treatment, as the lower branches will grow faster, than the top.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:53 am

Thanks Yvonne,

http://www.bestofasseenontv.com/topsy_turvy/Topsy_Turvy.html

Just in case you never saw.
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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:39 am

Hi Khaimraj Smile Smile

Rob you wanted a photo....
The tree is standing 16 cm. tall...It is a yamadori from Cote D'asur in France.
The tree need to have the trunk fatened, and afterwards the top restyled. In a few years will it be super for a couple of years again.

Kind regards Yvonne

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weak strong

Post  Guest on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:42 am

This photo shows a tree, with a weak growth. as the "top struggle to feed the lowest part.

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