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Some trees

Postby imonetwo » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:08 pm

Sorry about the photography. A small selection of the huge mess occupying my balcony :)
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Re: Some trees

Postby Mister Wisteria » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:51 pm

Nice trees, nice photo's, well done. :D
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Re: Some trees

Postby taffyman » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:53 am

Great photos Eric. The Corokia and 12 year old Juniper are magnificent.
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Re: Some trees

Postby lmrk » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:12 am

Wow - Eric, those trees are fantastic!!!!!!!! Particuarly love the fig and the 6 yr old ash, and how did you get the corokia to grow like that? I had one for 5 years, never made it passed twig stag, and finally croaked it this year :shock: You're balcony is a billion times better than mine. Which direction do you face? You've given me hope that I can get some 1/2 decent trees in a shorter time than I thought!!! Are you a member of any bonsai clubs?
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Re: Some trees

Postby imonetwo » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:34 pm

Thank you,after all those compliments I had better tell you a little about myself, I started growing bonsai in the late 70s after I kept killing all my houseplants. I spent several years hanging around Ted & Shirley Poynton at Williams Nursery,Lindsay & Marietta Farr at Bonsai Farm, worked for a while at Bonsai Art when it was in Noble Park and wholesale with Trevor McComb,worked for the owners of Collectors Corner at GardenWorld in Springvale for a short while before selling them the vast majority of my trees in 1987. Got to do demonstrations at several Spring Garden shows in Melbourne for several different bonsai nurseries,and over the years have met many wonderful and creative people involved in bonsai. I have never been a member of any clubs, I looked in to them many years ago but found too much politics and egos, so I went my own way.I am a huge believer in the fact that noone can teach you better than the tree itself.
My balcony faces north so I get full sun all day, and how do I get the little ones so thick ? repot and root prune three times a year.
Although I dont mix with clubs, I do however like showing off my little babies, so anytime anyone in Melbourne would like to come over feel free to contact me.
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Re: Some trees

Postby guzzigirl » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:08 pm

imonetwo wrote: I do however like showing off my little babies, so anytime anyone in Melbourne would like to come over feel free to contact me.
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Might just take you up on that offer, seeing as I am in the next suburb :mrgreen:

I am only just starting my hand in bonsai with some on-line coaching from taffyman, so you might find me picking you brains on occasion...

BTW - do you leave them on the balcony rail? I would be worried about them falling off if bumped or in windy weather!!! :shock:
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Re: Some trees

Postby imonetwo » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:42 pm

Any time Guzzigirl, no I dont leave them on the railing :) But I do have to put them up there everyday otherwise I cant get on to the balcony to water.
And, like I said, I welcome anyone that seeks me out whether it be for information or just to share ideas,and I think I did say to someone that even if the questions you have seem silly,it doesnt matter as its all a part of the learning process.

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Re: Some trees

Postby taffyman » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:29 pm

imonetwo wrote:I think I did say to someone that even if the questions you have seem silly,it doesnt matter as its all a part of the learning process.
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Spot on Eric. There's no such thing as a stupid question - just a stupid answer.
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Re: Some trees

Postby lmrk » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:41 am

Goody - a group trip to Eric's place to see his most excellent bonsai!!! :D
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Re: Some trees

Postby imonetwo » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:02 am

Sounds like a plan :)
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Re: Some trees

Postby Pam » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:04 pm

And a good one at that! You have some gorgeous trees there, Eric.
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Re: Some trees

Postby imonetwo » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:34 pm

It is a good plan Pam,I have already started working out which trees I will probably give away :)
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Re: Some trees

Postby Sam » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:36 am

You'll have a queue at your door tomorrow!
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Re: Some trees

Postby lmrk » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:29 am

imonetwo wrote:It is a good plan Pam,I have already started working out which trees I will probably give away :)


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Re: Some trees

Postby imonetwo » Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:35 pm

this may seem strange,( and I was just discussing this with Lindsay Farr today ), its the creating I love not the possessing, which is why I have always given away trees.
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Re: Some trees

Postby Kieran F » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:08 pm

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj98/imonetwo/Bonsai/P3030188.jpg- looks like they are just waiting to be bumped in too O,o
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Re: Some trees

Postby imonetwo » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:15 pm

Dont panic Kieran, they only sit on the balcony during the day so I can actually get on to the balcony to water and maintain :) And Im still waiting for members to drop by so I can palm off some of my trees in training, I need the room!!!

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