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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: boon on September 28, 2010, 03:16 AM

Title: old olive
Post by: boon on September 28, 2010, 03:16 AM
this is the oldest olive i've ever worked on.
i spent 5 hours working on this tree - pruning thining and wiring.

now we are looking for a new pot
Title: Re: old olive
Post by: bwaynef on September 28, 2010, 08:29 AM
What is this olive planted in?  Is that kanuma?
Title: Re: old olive
Post by: Mike Pollock on September 28, 2010, 11:20 AM
I kind of like this Walsall pot
Title: Re: old olive
Post by: boon on September 28, 2010, 11:58 AM
What is this olive planted in?  Is that kanuma?

the owner planted it in 100% akadama large size granule.  it grows really well as you see.

Title: Re: old olive
Post by: boon on September 28, 2010, 11:59 AM
I kind of like this Walsall pot

Mike,
that is nice, thanks,
Title: Re: old olive
Post by: Mike Pollock on September 28, 2010, 01:05 PM
Boon,

Because of the large deadwood and nebari to the left, it is hard to plant the tree far enough to the left (visually). Should that limitation be accepted? I don't think it would look good and a longer, shallower pot...
Title: Re: old olive
Post by: bonsaikc on September 30, 2010, 11:01 AM
Boon, What's the history on this tree? How old is it and how long has it been in the pot? I find it hard to believe that this one is the oldest one you've ever worked on!

Chris
Title: Re: old olive
Post by: boon on October 01, 2010, 01:51 AM
Boon,

Because of the large deadwood and nebari to the left, it is hard to plant the tree far enough to the left (visually). Should that limitation be accepted? I don't think it would look good and a longer, shallower pot...

i cannot tell until we repot it..  we probably will put it in a smaller pot and not quite as shallow.
we'll see how it looks next year.
thanks,
Title: Re: old olive
Post by: boon on October 01, 2010, 01:57 AM
Boon, What's the history on this tree? How old is it and how long has it been in the pot? I find it hard to believe that this one is the oldest one you've ever worked on!

Chris

Chris,

The owner bought it last year.   The owner said it is probably 3-400 years old.  it has been in the pot almost a year. 

I used to have one that is about 120 yo.
Boon