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Bought an Ulmus bonsai! 10 months 5 days ago #43583

leatherback wrote: Will place a real update in the first week of September, and ask all participating in the www.bonsaiempire.com/forum/general/11609...mus-bonsai-challenge to also update.

Can we make it last week of September?
Mine is still asleep!
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Bought an Ulmus bonsai! 10 months 5 days ago #43588

sure!
Asleep is not dead is it?
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Bought an Ulmus bonsai! 10 months 5 days ago #43590

leatherback wrote: sure!
Asleep is not dead is it?


No, it's not.
Just not growing at all, suddenly we have 8-10C every night, so I guess winter turned around and is back.
As soon as it awakes, I'll let the forum know.
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Bought an Ulmus bonsai! 9 months 2 weeks ago #44202

Was taking some pitures yesterday. And although it is still not full swing growing season in Brazil, i would like to share a little update of my tree as it is now. (I think the updates should be at least once a year but could be more frequent. It is nice if we do a coordinated update round too. This year maybe in a month or so?)

The route I took was...To rotate to the extreme and create a raft-style bonsai out of my tree. I put it flat in the container, with all branches on one side removed, and all branches on the other side, selected, and wired up.

After the initial work late june


Prune once in August, removed the wires and letting the leladers now shoor for the rest of the year. I suspect it will go dormant in a few weeks anyway.

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Bought an Ulmus bonsai! 9 months 2 weeks ago #44208

Pretty radical!
It looks good, I am curious about the results.
Thank you for showing your progress.
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Bought an Ulmus bonsai! 9 months 2 weeks ago #44209

leatherback wrote: The route I took was...


Clever idea. I'm still looking at mine with its 90 degree straight curve and wonder what on earth I'm going to do with it (except the obvious - trunk chop it).
Can't steal this idea anymore. Pity.
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Bought an Ulmus bonsai! 9 months 2 weeks ago #44235

Cool idea leatherback can´t wait to see this raft as a finished tree :)
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Bought an Ulmus bonsai! 8 months 1 week ago #44948

Fall still has not arrived and the ulmus just continous growing..

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Bought an Ulmus bonsai! 5 months 1 week ago #46364

Are there any updates on this as am looking to do something similar
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Bought an Ulmus bonsai! 5 months 1 week ago #46365

Nope. Winter here and 3c. Nothing is growing except for some roots on my junipers
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