Bonsai from my Teacher
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Author:  Andy Rutledge [ Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Bonsai from my Teacher

I recently visited my teacher, Nick Lenz, and took home a few bonsai and "potensai." The trees (below) are all between 24" and 30" tall. These are all Nick's work; I have done nothing but remove some of the downward-pointing foliage from the moyogi shimpaku.

I hope you enjoy the photos. I am certainly enjoying the trees.

Kind regards,

File comment: This is a shimpaku that Nick grew from a cutting in 1970 from Wm. Valavanis' yatsubusa stock. 30 years in the ground. Potted up about 2000.

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File comment: This A. burgerianum was obtained from Jerry Stowell 13 years ago. It has been in a pot for 3 years.

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File comment: This P. sylvestris was from Musser Forests in 1973. It was removed from the ground in 2000.

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File comment: This honeysuckle was collected from one of Nick's friend's yards a few years ago. It is but half of the whole that was removed from the yard. The trunk is 8" and the surface roots 14".

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File comment: The trunk on this material is J. virginiana collected from the Sunderland cliffs 15 years ago. The foliage is grafted shimpaku from Wm. Valavanis yatsubusa stock. A single live vein runs up the left side of the fin shari.

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File comment: This J. virginiana was collected on the Sunderland cliffs 15 years ago. It is still in development, but growing vigorously.

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Author:  Howard Smith [ Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bonsai from my Teacher

Hi Andy,

Very nice! Really nice diversity for your collection. I look forward to seeing them in person.


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