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Thread: "A year in the life" of my CP's - part 2.

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    What bonsais do you have? I like the forest groups with the smaller leaves. I think they are so cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    What bonsais do you have? I like the forest groups with the smaller leaves. I think they are so cool!
    My Bonsai collection has unfortunately shrunk quite a bit lately..
    victims of my apartment dwelling over the last 10 years or so.
    Some winters I didnt have good storage areas for my trees, (I couldnt always bury them in the ground..because some winters I didnt have any ground!)
    So there have been winter losses.

    Right now I have one Beech forest, a Dawn Redwood, and my original Korean Hornbeam..thats it.

    now that we have the house, and a yard, I hope to build up the collection again.
    I have some nice Japanese Maples in the side yard right now, that I have been growing from seed for 8 years now..they were growing in my parents yard. I have been training them in the ground, and I plan to "pot-up" three of them next spring.

    The middle Bonsai pot in this photo:



    the forest planting with the skinny bare trunks, was a failure..
    it was made with Silver Maple seedlings..the leaves are too big.
    I split up that pot and planted the trees out in the ground, they will now be allowed to grow up as "normal" trees.

    Scot

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    Very nice your bonsai are cool
    My Grow List: Working on building it back up!

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    Great Pictures on this Thread. Thank you to everyone!


    Giovanni

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    I have a tree about 14 inches tall. It was under my porch for a few years now (I think 4 or 5) and was growing in rocky soil. I had wanted to make a bonsai back then but got bored with the seedling in a month. I put it in the ground there knowing it was rocky and shady thinking it would grow there and stay small with all the rocks but forgot it was there. I found it today still pretty small with about 8 or 9 leaf buds. Will that work as a bonsai tree?

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    July 4, 2008

    FOUR MONTH update!

    Wow..the growing season is half over already!
    4 months down (Mar-April-May-June)
    4 to go (July-Aug-Sept-Oct)

    Happy 4th of July!


    I already trimmed away nearly all of the "weak floppy spring growth", the pitchers that grew indoors in February and March..the pitchers from "the burn", as seen in earlier posts.

    Now we are deep into the middle of the summer season, and all the Sarr pitchers and VFT leaves are fresh, non-burned leaves.




    First up, (above) a new addition to my collection!
    a nice big S. minor clump from --------- (I cant say the nursery name here..I will put the name in the webpage version of this documentary.)









    A look at all three mini-bogs.





    the "Judith Hindle Bog"..
    containing mostly..yes, you guessed it, S. 'judith hindle'..
    these all came from a big PFT sale a few years back..
    there are also two S. leucophylla hiding in the back, and VFTs around the front.





    An overview of the whole collection..
    Judith Hindle bog on the left.
    Middle bog contains a big Leah Wilkerson, plus my three beloved S. excellens,
    VFTs in the front again, and a few other random sarrs.
    Right bog is a mish-mash of Sarracenia, Leucophyllas mostly, random hybrids,
    and my S. rubra ssp. alabamensis AL-02 from the ICPS.





    speaking of the rubra.





    a bugs-eye-view.



    and thats the Mid-Summer update!
    not a heck of a lot to report on..except "the plants are happy and eating bugs like crazy!"

    more updates to follow as the season continues..

    Scot

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    I like those bogs!
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

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    July 15th.

    Here is my largest VFT so far this season, and one of my largest ever:



    37mm
    one and 7/16 inches.
    just a shade under 1.5"

    1.5 to 2 inches is considered the realm of the large VFT..
    I still have never seen one documented over 2"..
    (reports of 3" VFTs are just wishful thinking.)

    (this was posted in the "whats your biggest VFT" thread:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=99220 )

    Scot

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