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Post  boon Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:39 pm

everything is waking up in my backyard. how about yours?
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green atlas cedar
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Pleony orchids
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Shishigashira japanese maple is blooming
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Sawara cypress is not quite awake yet
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Post  harry dovey Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:47 pm

here is my azalea coming into flower in its pale blue john pit potspring time 2010_032
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Post  toggsie Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:16 pm

Superb - love your orchids
Wonderful time of year
Keep up the good work
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Post  PaulH Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:53 pm

Beautiful, Boon!
This is truly my favorite time of the bonsai year. My wife thinks I'm crazy for just walking around the yard gazing at all the new little buds opening.
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Post  pootsie Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:20 pm

PaulH wrote:Beautiful, Boon!
This is truly my favorite time of the bonsai year. My wife thinks I'm crazy for just walking around the yard gazing at all the new little buds opening.
Paul

I work downtown and have at times encountered curious gazes as I pull down the branch of an urban tree to look at the new buds.

Boon, I wish I had as nice a place to wake up! But yes, buds are moving in central Ohio, USA right now. Repotting mania!
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Post  Joao Santos Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:06 pm

Hi Boon,

Could you show your a picture of all your green atlas cedar, please?

I have some cuttings and don't know yet...

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Post  xuan le Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:51 am

I love your cypress, how about some more pictures, including one showing the whole yard.

Xuan

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Post  boon Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:33 pm

Xuan, here is my back yard

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Post  boon Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:34 pm

Joao Santos wrote:Hi Boon,

Could you show your a picture of all your green atlas cedar, please?

I have some cuttings and don't know yet...

Joao Santos

i will post some pictures in a few days.
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Post  boon Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:35 pm

PaulH wrote:Beautiful, Boon!
This is truly my favorite time of the bonsai year. My wife thinks I'm crazy for just walking around the yard gazing at all the new little buds opening.
Paul

that is not crazy. it is what we do when we are at peace and joy. we all share the same feelings.
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Post  boon Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:38 pm

I work downtown and have at times encountered curious gazes as I pull down the branch of an urban tree to look at the new buds.

Boon, I wish I had as nice a place to wake up! But yes, buds are moving in central Ohio, USA right now. Repotting mania![/quote]

soon, spring will come to your neighborhood. we are just furthur south. Repotting is almost over here. Repotting season lasted quite a long time for me.-December to April. that includes my students and clients. I need a massage.
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Post  Smithy Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:51 pm

Wow . Nice garden Boon. Cool Very Happy
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Post  Hawaiian77 Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:06 pm

Awesome Cuz, ThumbsUp When I come up and visit family in Cal. I would love to come and see your place and walk among your trees. Very Happy

Aloha,

-Tim Cool
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Post  Cees Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:09 pm

Wonderful garden Mr Boon.
You don't need any help?? Smile

Greetings,
Cees.
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Post  boon Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:38 am

Joao Santos wrote:Hi Boon,

Could you show your a picture of all your green atlas cedar, please?

I have some cuttings and don't know yet...

Joao Santos
here is one of them. it is my student's tree this picture is a few year old. it is raining here. the trunk is wet and pictures do not look good.
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Post  boon Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:51 am

Smithy wrote:Wow . Nice garden Boon. Cool Very Happy
Smithy,
Thanks,
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Post  boon Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:52 am

Hawaiian77 wrote:Awesome Cuz, ThumbsUp When I come up and visit family in Cal. I would love to come and see your place and walk among your trees. Very Happy

Aloha,

-Tim Cool

yes, pls let me know.
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Post  boon Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:55 am

Cees wrote:Wonderful garden Mr Boon.
You don't need any help?? Smile

Greetings,
Cees.

Yes, i have some help from my students. I also use my trees as examples when i teach bonsai classes.
Thanks,
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Post  Pavel Slovák Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:52 am

Hi boon.
Really nice piece of work. Thanks for the pictures. ThumbsUp ThumbsUp

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Post  kauaibonsai Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:19 pm

hi boon. years ago I had occasion to walk through your garden while attending a GSBF in Oakland. I came away from the visit believing you to be in the top tier of bonsai stylists in america. this is still my opinion today. thanks for sharing your work and your knowledge.

sincerely, sam lee

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Post  Kev Bailey Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:29 pm

Lovely spring pics, thanks Boon.

Joao Santos said pf the Cedar
I have some cuttings and don't know yet...

Cuttings of Cedars are a problem because they are plageotropic. That means that branch cuttings will always grow as branches. Only apex cuttings will grow with a natural habit. I grew several for many years and they always grew horizontally.

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Post  Joao Santos Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:52 pm

Hi Kev,

Those are my first cuttings from this tree. Last winter, a strong wind got down a big branch and as I passed by, grabed the branch and got some "cuttings".

Got them in a pot and so far so good. New buds are coming nicely but it's too soon to be sure.
Here's the cuttings when I got them in the pot
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Post  Joe Hatfield Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:33 am

Wow Boon, Fantastic garden.
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Post  boon Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:21 pm

Pavel Slovák wrote:Hi boon.
Really nice piece of work. Thanks for the pictures. ThumbsUp ThumbsUp

Pavel
Thank you,
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Post  boon Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:25 pm

kauaibonsai wrote:hi boon. years ago I had occasion to walk through your garden while attending a GSBF in Oakland. I came away from the visit believing you to be in the top tier of bonsai stylists in america. this is still my opinion today. thanks for sharing your work and your knowledge.

sincerely, sam lee

Sam, Thank you for your kind words, the yard has changed quite a bit since you were here. pls let me know when you come back again. Very Happy
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