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    Daihonmei dick benbow's Avatar
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    bonsai and koi naturally go together

    here is a picture of my bonsai garden that's immediately aside of the pond in the japanese garden. The bonsai tree is lebanese cedar like one reads about in the olde testament.....
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    It all looks much more lush than it did a year or so ago. What are the clump of red and yellow flowers in the center? Iris? Nice tree too.

    -s te

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    y'know I honestly don't know what they're called. A friend gave me a start and they "took off". Here's one of my muhgo's......
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    Hey Dick,

    I have a Catalpa tree that I started from seed in a standard sized ceramic gallon pot. It's 4 years old now and about 3' tall. Of course, I know zip about bonsai. Any suggestions what to do with it?

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    I'd guess the flowers are Crocosmia... an Iris relative.

    I like the look of bonsai on the benches. Orderly and natural at the same time.

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    Catalpa speciosa

    Nice tree named after the 'Catapult' machine because it will lay siege on your house and family.
    Site Requirements: Requires moist, well drained soil like next to your septic tank. Only plant in ground when house is adjacent to golf course or large public park.
    Ht: 60 - 80 feet
    Width: 40 - 50 feet
    Caution comments: Do not picnic under the catapult tree..brittle wood. Do not allow tree to grow-out of pot.
    Plus comments: Considered by many to be a 'weedy' tree.

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    in addition to what has been offered about the tree, the leaves are pretty big and never quite develop that "believeable" scale that helps make a bonsai. I think a juniper would be a good start if you wanted to try learning from a subject.

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    In the southeastern US, GOB's plant catalpa trees because they will always have plenty of catalpa worms (a caterpillar) on them. The worms are prized fishing bait for bream. Koi would probably like them too.

    -s t e veh

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