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Pear tree sans partridge

Post  PaulH on Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:57 pm

Got myself a Christmas present. A pear tree. Its off to a good start but has lots of room for improvement.
Anyone know where I can get a partridge?
Paul
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Post  JimLewis on Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:39 pm

I used to have a pair of ceramic partridges. They were about an inch in diameter and I'd put them under my pear tree at Christmas (and at other times of the year). Dunno what happened to them.

You have a nice tree there. Lovely base and trunk. I'm close to suggesting that you cut all of the branches away and start over there, but maybe you could do some selective choosing. The lower (and bigger) branches are really too low for the trunk (IMO) so they'll need to go. That doesn't leave you with much. A couple of those upper branches are big enough to keep, but are in an awkward placement.

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Post  Bob Pressler on Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:11 pm

You're right it is off to a good start. Like to see it in a couple of years.

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Post  drgonzo on Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:03 am

Excellent choice! I would have gone for that tree as well If I had seen it. I've been trying for a few years to get a Layer off a wild pear up in the woods behind me but I haven't had luck yet, it flowers nicely and makes 1/3 sized Bartlett like fruits

Here is your source for Partridge, though raising game birds is a whole OTHER crazy hobby, not unlike Bonsai! Very Happy
http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/bantam_partridge_rock_bantam.html

-Jay

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Post  Russell Coker on Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:24 am

I really like it and I think you can do well with the branches that are there. First thing I'd do is get it into an appropriately sized growing pot...

Man, I gotta find me a pear!

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Post  coh on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:03 pm

Can't help with the partridge, but I will say that's a beautiful piece of material! Great potential there. I wouldn't mind seeing a couple of other views to see what the branching structure looks like.

Image looked pretty dark on my computers so I brightened it up a bit to see that great bark. Very nice!

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Post  drgonzo on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:45 pm

That trunk flair is just excellent, that will be one of your best trees once its finished I guarantee!

Man, I gotta find me a Pear!

Tell us a bit about how it came to be in your care.....wink wink. nudge nudge...
-Jay

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Post  PaulH on Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:37 am

I bought the pear from Scott at Lotus Bonsai nursery www.lotusbonsai.com. He has more and would probably ship you one....

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Post  PaulH on Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:40 am

Nice job fixing the photo, Chris!
I'll try to take some more shots.

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Post  drgonzo on Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:04 am

PaulH wrote:I bought the pear from Scott at Lotus Bonsai nursery www.lotusbonsai.com. He has more and would probably ship you one....

I'm on it.
-Jay

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Post  coh on Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:54 am

Jay, you'll have to let us know how much it would cost to ship that across country!

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Post  PaulH on Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:32 pm

A quick photo with my phone this morning of the blooms starting.

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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:45 pm

PAUL,, You have found yourself a winner !!!! I really love the trunk and the trunk base.. please keep us posted ..good find take care john

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Post  coh on Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:49 am

Nice flowers! Where's the partridge?

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