newly repotted desmodium sp. material

View previous topic View next topic Go down

newly repotted desmodium sp. material

Post  dexworks on Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:26 am

Hi guys,

I just wanna share my newly repotted bonsai material. comments will be appreciated.

Regards,

Derick

Newly collected (november, 2010)



Newly repotted(april28, 2011)

front



right



left



rear



trunk detail



trunk detail



Regards,

Derick

dexworks
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: newly repotted desmodium sp. material

Post  Guest on Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:02 pm

Hi derick.

Pre, A bigger container would be more beneficial at this stage and you could bury the trunk deeper in the soil to encourage more roots in the upper portion,. then you could decide later on the future design.

regards,
jun Smile

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: newly repotted desmodium sp. material

Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:58 pm

Hi Derick,
Great start on your tree. Jun is right. A bigger pot to develop faster. Imagine what the exposed roots could look like after growing under the soil for a few years. Then you can display it in this pot. Or you can send the pot to the states in my backyard! Very Happy
Best, Todd

Todd Ellis
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: newly repotted desmodium sp. material

Post  Rob Kempinski on Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:21 pm

It seems the shape of the exposed roots are fine in the current state, there is significant variety in diameter and shape,, very wild shape I might add. I like them. (Exposed root is a favorite style of mine). It will be interesting to see how the branches develop. Foliage looks very unique.

Rob Kempinski
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: newly repotted desmodium sp. material

Post  Ka Pabling on Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:37 pm

Nice looking bluebell Derick and looks healthy too, its one of my favorite bonsai material, you will get a lot of branches to chose from and they grow fast.
regards,
ka pabling

Ka Pabling
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: newly repotted desmodium sp. material

Post  dexworks on Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:32 pm

Thanks for your reply and advise:

Jun: Thanks for the advise bro, I think I'll just cut a 10cmHigh G.I sheet and put it on top of the existing pot so that I could add more soil coz I don't want to disturb the roots any more, what is your opinion on this?

Todd: I'm afraid the cost for the shipping will be much more expensive than the pot. This is just a painted concrete pot worth USD 9.00! Looks good at first glance though! Smile

Rob: I'm glad you appreciate the wild "appeal" of this tree, that's exactly what drew me to this material...

Ka Pabling: Bluebell is also becoming one of my favorite species for bonsai, however the thorns are quite irritating! The flowers and fruit are quite nice though, so I'm willing to overlook It's thorns... Very Happy

P.S. the reason for repotting was that I noticed that the growth of this particular desmodium somehow slowed down. ( the growth on most of the desmodiums that I got only last January were much stronger, in fact, one of them already has flowers, even though it was just a bare-rooted stump three months ago... I found out that the previous soil was too wet, hence some of the roots were dying... good decision - I hope! Smile

Regards,

Derick

dexworks
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: newly repotted desmodium sp. material

Post  Ka Pabling on Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:04 pm

Hi Derick

I notice you are using mixed gravel as medium perhaps it would be better if you screen it and remove the gravel,
Till now I cannot accept that the scientific name of bluebell is desmodium sp,for desmodium sp the tip of the leaves are oblong and the flowers are pink while bluebell,the tip of the leaves are flat with corrogation and the flowers are blue , Maybe Bonsaisr can help us, she is the authority here when it comes to identifying scientific names

regards
Pabling


Last edited by Ka Pabling on Sun May 01, 2011 9:21 am; edited 1 time in total

Ka Pabling
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: newly repotted desmodium sp. material

Post  dexworks on Sun May 01, 2011 7:25 am

Ka Pabling,

Thanks for noticing... I am actually using riversand with grain sizes approx 2mm-8mm, the stones on top of the pot are actually just barriers that I've put in place to control the erosion of the soil that's covering the roots... it is quite difficult to research Desmodium sp. on the internet... I hope someone will be able to give us some details on this species...

Regards,

Derick

dexworks
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: newly repotted desmodium sp. material

Post  Ka Pabling on Sun May 01, 2011 9:31 am

to cover the roots use spagnum moss instead,
you probably need a little deeper and wider pot, bluebell is a fast grower, I wont be surprised if it will be rootbound in less than a year. can you post your other bluebells?

Ka Pabling
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: newly repotted desmodium sp. material

Post  dexworks on Sun May 01, 2011 12:28 pm

Ka Pabling,

Thanks for the advice, I'll take some pics of the other bluebells tomorrow...

Regards,

Derick

dexworks
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: newly repotted desmodium sp. material

Post  Sponsored content Today at 1:42 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum