As Oscar so nicely hinted that we are not supposed to discuss our collections in his thread on shop reviews I have opened one in which everyone can share their collection. With the rain pooring down, I am not going to do a tally of the your trees in my treebed. But as a general indication:
2 Ficus Elastica, 6yrs old [Cuttings taken last spring], Training pots
1 Ficus Benjamina, Trunc-merge test, setup few months ago R.I.P. after a fungus gnat infection got them
1 Solanum Pseudocapsium, Cuttings taken from drowned tree, 2 months? ago
4 Ficus abutilifolia, Root-over rock plantings, seedlings 3-4 yrs old, training pot
4 Acer Palmatum [3 3yr old, 1 10 yr old], 1 root-over-rocht training, 2 full ground. 10yr old conversion into fukinagashi style, since 2 months.
1 Laceleaf Acer, ? 8 cm trunk, in need of styling (currently old toss-away garden plant)
5 Acer Pseudoplatanus,3-8yr olds, full ground
1 *large* taxus Baccata, 70l container. Pre-styling.
1 small Taxus Baccata (fukinagashi style), bonsai pot
5 fine-leaved conifers, not sure of the name, yellow-ish, full-ground, 1 pre-shaped
1 Juniperus (3 yr old, cascade), training pot
1 plum, root-sprout sept. 2011, full ground
3 ginco Biloba from seed, 2 yrs old, full ground
2 large Fagus Sylvatica, From hedge planting, 3 inch nebari (Dug out 2 weeks ago), full ground for winter. Needs severe work (currently 1.5m tall)
1 Carpinus Betulus, 3 yrs, full ground
Bunch of hardwoord [winter] cuttings
1 Magnolia Spp branch prepared for air-layering in Spring (3 inch base)
1 tray of Juniperus Chinensis seeds - Sown in Oktober
8-15 Larch, 2-5 yrs, full ground
25-35 Linden, 1-4 yrs old, full ground. First 3 ready to move to bonsai pot as Shohin or mame in 2012
In 2 years time I will reduce this collection to the specimens that show potential. My fylosophy: If you have the space to place plants in full ground: start with a wide range of young plants, let them grow for a bit and decide which trees are good, and which to get rid of. Of all species where I have more than 2 plants, I intend to get rid of all but two or three. Time investment: Maybe 3 hours a week on average.
This is a list of my trees.
1 Eastern red bud
1 White pine
1 Norway spruce
1 manatoba maple
1 common lilac
1 limelight hydrangea
1 stag horn sumac
2 hydrangea cuttings
7 weeping willow cuttings.
1 tree that I have yet to identify.
I know I'm forgetting a few. It's cold here and I'm in my pajamas and don't want to go out right now and see what I've forgotten.
The only styled bonsai I own are my white pine and schefflera. The others are works on progress.
I also will be getting rid of a few trees this spring to make room for trees with more potential.
Hi all - everything I have is from wild collection...
3 Trident Maples (@ 1 yr old)
10+ Junipers (different varieties and styling)
5 or 6 Eastern Red Cedar (between 2-5+ yrs old)
8 Loquat (Japanese Medlar) seedlings (bonsai experiment - never heard of any discussion on these)
Sugar Maple (2 yrs old)
lots and lots of Corkscrew Willow (awesome plants - I sell them as well - will post pics soon)
Mystery Conifer (seriously, it has the bark and trunk of a maple, the juvenile foliage of a juniper, and sprouts lime green and turns a beautiful golden color - no idea what it is)
2 Jade Trees
indoor1 large ficus retusa
3 well rooted retusa starters
5 retusa beginer rooters
1 ficus natalensis outdoor
1 ROR sugar maple
many many ground seedlings of s.maple
1 coral bark j.maple
1 large unknown srub 3 inch trunk
1 japanese mountain (satsuki) azalea
1 japanese black pine +/- 3 years
1 arborvitae (cedar) mame size
1 seiju elm
1 mountain white cedar
1 mugo pine
1 shimpaku juniper
1 hinoki cypress in spring
dabbling with rooting willow braches
1 large golden plum airlayer
3 to 5 golden plum sprouts i found and trimmed with the lawnmower
1 large pear airlayer
3 to 5 boxwood, stunted growers i found under my headges
maybe if i can find a good branch a korean dwarf lilac
Just found this thread again. Interesting to see that pretty much none of the earlier trees is still in my colleection. One f these days I will make a tally of the ~100 trees on my benches here. Meanwhile.. How about you all? What d you havestanding around?