Show me your grow out beds!

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  1. sparklemotion

    sparklemotion Yamadori

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    The long night is upon us. I retire to my keep to plan landscaping modifications to support my future ground growing plans...

    Luckily, Mr. Motion doesn't really care how the yard looks. Sadly, I do...I'm looking to be inspired/educated by seeing how folks with gardens of various sizes integrate pre-bonsai with other temporary/permanent/hardscaping features.

    I know that gardens may not be looking their best right now, but show me what you've got.
     
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  3. Anthony

    Anthony Masterpiece

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    Sparkle,

    these are Dry Season shots - Dec 25th to June.
    Part of the yard for growing.

    And the grow trough = ground growing

    Good Day
    Anthony

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    The upper section - the tree on the left - the pomegranate has since died of old age -28 years

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    This dirty concrete shape is a trough system surrounding the house. It is about 12 x 12 deep x 10 feet long.
    House is about 80 x 65 feet.
    That]s also part of the exterior patio, floored in terrazzo.

    Grows trees to 3 inches diameter trunks in a year.
    If the wood is soft it can go faster to 3 inches.
    Soil is a modified loam, called top soil on our side. Basically clay, sand and organic material plus
    1/2 inch gravel. Gets full sun.

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  4. defra

    defra Omono

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    This is my garden its a mess realy need to clean it up lol

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    defra Omono

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    And this at the front of the house
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  6. sparklemotion

    sparklemotion Yamadori

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    Thanks for sharing!

    I'm wondering now if I have been too worried about keeping the understory of my beds totally clear. Maybe I can still work in some attractive ground covers as long as they are reasonably shade tolerant and won't shade out the young trees.
     
  7. defra

    defra Omono

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    I try to keep it clean tough some ground creeper plants grow in between now cus i havnt had time to clean it up recently if i let the ground cover grow to much it will shade out the lower buds/twigs also keeping the ground free so there is no interference from other roots taking up fertelizer wich is ment for the tree's !

    I will look if i got pics of how its suposed to look like
     
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    defra Omono

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  9. M. Frary

    M. Frary Bonsai Godzilla

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    I can't help myself sometimes.
    Maybe a little motion lotion would help things along.
    Put a little giddy in his up.
     
  10. These will give a rough idea of my set-up. my grow out beds are primarily in the second picture, just after completion, they are now full of 3 yr old japanese black pine. Set in colanders with roots extending through to the raised beds. Soil is primarily pumice. there is a drainage layer of coarse black lava in the bottom of each grow bed. The japanese Black pine will shift to individual grow boxes this coming spring. IMG_8300.JPG IMG_8299.JPG IMG_8303.JPG
     

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