Don't know if I'm game

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Don't know if I'm game

Postby Pam » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:28 am

I got this variegated star jasmine dirt cheap at a local nursery last week. I actually bought it for the enormous terracotta pot that it is in, and was originally going to tell them to keep the plant. :shock:

We do need plants for holding slopes together, so I'm unsure whether that will win out over bonsai ......is there such a word as bonsaiing?, but it definitely has great 'bones' if I do decide to go that way.

To give you an idea of the size, our trailer is 7 X 5
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The lovely variegated foliage they have during the warmer weather
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Its trunk is about 3 or so inches thick.
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Postby The Estate » Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:11 am

gunna need a bl :shock: dy big pot for that one :P
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Postby Luzy » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:25 am

Go on, Pam - have a go! I'd love to see the transformation. 8)
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Postby Pam » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:27 am

Luzy wrote:Go on, Pam - have a go! I'd love to see the transformation. 8)


:roll: Easy for you to say! :lol:
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Postby Luzy » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:46 am

That's right!

(you know that I'm too scared to 'shape' plants even when they really need it! :lol: )
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Postby Pam » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:47 am

:roll: :-? Do you reckon I should, Luzy? :)
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Postby Luzy » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:49 am

Absolutely - if you show me I might not be as scared...
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Postby Pam » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:50 am

I have a fig that Taffy started for me - easy peasy! Would those pics help?
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Postby Luzy » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:51 am

Pam wrote: Would those pics help?


What, get the star jasmine into shape? :?
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Postby Pam » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:53 am

Luzy, you have a star jasmine?

If so, is it your intention to bonsai it or simply give it a haircut? If it's the second one, hack away - you couldn't kill it if youu tried.
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Postby Luzy » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:01 am

No, no Pam - your star jasmine...

For now, I'll stick with my little bay tree and tea tree projects (if I ever get around to those, even :lol: )
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Postby guzzigirl » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:04 am

if you were only going to give it back, what have you got to lose?
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It doesn’t always look like this! Sometimes it’s even worse!”
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Postby Pam » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:05 am

Luzy wrote:No, no Pam - your star jasmine...

For now, I'll stick with my little bay tree and tea tree projects (if I ever get around to those, even :lol: )


:lol: :lol: You just want to seem me hack my plant! :lol:

(yn) :mrgreen: What the heck! Just let me find a sharp pruning saw. :lol:

After all, I can't actually kill it! :D
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Postby Pam » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:13 am

If I wreck it and get in trouble from Taffy I'll tell him, "Luzy made me do it!" :lol:
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Postby abwal » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:14 am

Pam if you have not already 'hacked' it hold off until your next visit and you can borrow some good books on bonsai.
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Postby Luzy » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:28 am

Pam wrote: "Luzy made me do it!" :lol:


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Postby Pam » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:49 am

Thanks Abwal. I do have some books (in storage mind you).


Oh, and I haven't wrecked it, Luzy, so you're safe! :lol:

I will pm you a pic - will post one here after I have cut off the knobbly bits.
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Postby The Estate » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:51 am

L :shock: ks that big you might need a mini chainsaw :shock:
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Postby Pam » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:57 am

:roll: Maybe I had better post a 'during' shot here? Knobbly bits and all! :lol:
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Postby Pam » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:59 am

The Estate wrote:L :shock: ks that big you might need a mini chainsaw :shock:


I'm sure if you ever came accross one I could put it to good use! :wink: :D
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