sunnuntai 22. syyskuuta 2013

Quercus nebari

I repotted this oak last spring to this training pot. It has not grown as much as previous years. Of cource I did cut away ay least 90% of the roots, but still. Not much development.


Nebari looks promising though. There was 3 tiny roots in the front, and those seem to be doing fine. They are of course very fragile. Next spring I will split that straight root on the left.



There was too thick root growing too high, that I rather bluntly cut away year ago, shown here. Looks like it will work ok. Next spring I could carve away all wood at soil level, splitting the root at the same time. Hopefully it will look like the tree has a small dead part at the base, and there is two roots growing both sides.


Siellä on sieniä.


12 kommenttia:

  1. Kirjoittaja on poistanut tämän kommentin.

    VastaaPoista
  2. Hi Jani. Is there any bonsai association or club in Helsinki area still active? I would be interested to visit/join. Thanks! Guillermo

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Sure there is! http://www.kitabi.fi/. Please let me know if you need any help.

      Poista
    2. Thanks! I am trying to get into Bonsai here in Finland, but I am not so sure where to start from :-) So any help would be welcome? Any shops, meetings, recommended trees (indoor? outdoor?) etc. Thanks!

      Poista
  3. All the people I know from Kitabi are very nice! You are welcome to visit me too, if you want.

    Viherpaja in Vantaa is propably the best source for imported trees in Finland. Recommended trees for indoors are pretty much the same everywhere, but there is a difference up here: you must have additional lighting.

    Native Finnish trees for outside, or trees from north at least. Many garden center imported European trees are winter hardy if growing on the ground, but not so much in the pots.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thanks for the info! I have to visit Viherpaja. And it would be nice to get some advice on outdoor trees and how do they handle the cold winter here (tips, advices, etc.) I want to learn more about techniques and so on. Thanks!

      Poista
    2. Blogin hallinnoija on poistanut tämän kommentin.

      Poista
    3. Sent email. It is time to put my trees in winter shelter, come and join me. One of these weekends. Daytime, to see something.

      Poista
    4. Thanks! Let's keep in touch through email. It would be great.

      Poista
  4. I am sure You are right about the ulmus parvifolia! But I must have missed it, for I would not have forgotten it if I had seen it!
    This is a nice oak tree! I guess You have to start preparing your trees for the winter now too.

    VastaaPoista
  5. Yes this is my favourite tree. No thick trunk or much trunk at all, but it has some kind of oakiness in it, don't you think.

    About Ulmus, there was something I can not remember. Perhaps it was with a slightly different name or something like that. I did have a conversation with someone from Visby garden later that year, with the sole purpose of getting a cutting from that Ulmus, but no go! I thought It could have been possible to grow it here. Perhaps that is not interesting after all. One may end up growing a tree for 15 years and then losing it for a normal tough winter.

    Night time temperatures are below zero every now and then. It is about time to put my trees to shelter, but I don't cover them just yet, I wait for snow.

    VastaaPoista
  6. This looks nice! Thank you for sharing.

    VastaaPoista

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