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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: october on June 06, 2011, 06:51 PM

Title: Slant/informal procumbens
Post by: october on June 06, 2011, 06:51 PM
Hello all. This is a tree I have been training for about 2 1/2 years. It is about 12 inches tall. About 1 1/2 months ago, I repotted it into it's final bonsai pot. I cleaned it up a bit over the last weekend. In the future, I plan to just keep it's shape by pinching and maybe adding more shari. Also, while keeping the foliage in check and the trunk thickening a bit over the next few years or so, will make the proportions even better.

Rob
Title: Re: Slant/informal procumbens
Post by: nathanbs on June 07, 2011, 12:15 AM
very nice movement and branch placement. Work on making the shari look natural
Title: Re: Slant/informal procumbens
Post by: bwaynef on June 07, 2011, 08:34 AM
Since nathan mentioned the shari, what are your plans for it?  Straight up the front of the trunk or will it wrap around?
Title: Re: Slant/informal procumbens
Post by: gtuthill on June 07, 2011, 02:33 PM
I really like this, the movement etc.  Great job for just 2  1/2 years.   Will look better as the bark weathers aswell.  Plenty of time to consider the options for the shari too.
Title: Re: Slant/informal procumbens
Post by: october on June 07, 2011, 04:36 PM
Thank you everyone.. I am not sure about the shari, I might have it wrap around or come up the front. I might bring it to a workshop to get my teachers opinion first. ;D
Title: Re: Slant/informal procumbens
Post by: MatsuBonsai on June 08, 2011, 01:42 PM
While keeping the foliage in check, do you pinch, prune, both?  What's been the process thus far, and will it change in the near future? 

Also, what's your location?  I can't remember at the moment.
Title: Re: Slant/informal procumbens
Post by: october on June 08, 2011, 03:09 PM
Hello Matsu... mostly future pinching since the tree is  well ramified for a procumbens and it's size. Over the last 2 1/2 years it has been mostly scissor pruning though.. Something I have worked closely on with this tree. However, if things get too out of hand, I will take the scissors to it.. Also, I am located in the Northeast.. MA
Title: Re: Slant/informal procumbens
Post by: bwaynef on June 09, 2011, 08:27 AM
Also, I am located in the Northeast.. MA

Put that in your profile so everyone doesn't have to bookmark this post to remember where you are! :)