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johng

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Elm Forest - 360 degrees
« on: June 26, 2009, 09:05 PM »
Ok...as requested here is the full look:)
elmforest360

I am also attaching a pic from winter 2007 as it was when I purchased it.

I'm interested in your comments...
Thanks,
John
 

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Re: Elm Forest - 360 degrees
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 08:27 PM »
John,

This is just a stunning piece all the way around.  Thanks for taking the time to post the full 360.  And, while it looks good from all sides, it's nice to see the clear front with the lean towards the viewer, etc.

I'll agree with the statement someone had in the other thread, I too would like to see this in a straight sided pot and perhaps a little darker and without feet.  However, it looks better (to me, anyway) in this post than the previous post.  Must be the light or the full view that gives a different feel.  I think it's new pot is a definite improvement, and the placement is much better too.

What are your thoughts for this forest?  You had mentioned before (I think) that you were still working on the roots/nebari.  Anything else still in development with this one?
 

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Re: Elm Forest - 360 degrees
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 09:25 PM »
John,

This is just a stunning piece all the way around.  Thanks for taking the time to post the full 360.  And, while it looks good from all sides, it's nice to see the clear front with the lean towards the viewer, etc.

I'll agree with the statement someone had in the other thread, I too would like to see this in a straight sided pot and perhaps a little darker and without feet.  However, it looks better (to me, anyway) in this post than the previous post.  Must be the light or the full view that gives a different feel.  I think it's new pot is a definite improvement, and the placement is much better too.

What are your thoughts for this forest?  You had mentioned before (I think) that you were still working on the roots/nebari.  Anything else still in development with this one?

Thanks John, 

I am not sure about the straight-sided container...in person, this planting is very informal...many gentle curves and roots which lack the traditional radial structure.  I find a straight-sided container to be a little formal for the feeling I am trying to ceate.  I think a similar container with more length might improve the overall image of this composition.  Although I think the unglazed pot works with the characteristics of this planting I might consider a muted glazed container...perhaps not a single color but a blend of greens and grays or something similar.

As to the future of this group, I would like to continue to develop the fine ramification and further encourage clouds of foliage as opposed to flat pads...hopefully achieving a more natural appearance.  I am also still developing a couple branches in which changes were necessary to accommodate the new front.  Every so often I spend a little time trying to expose more roots...its very difficult to see from the video but these trees, which may have once been a forest, are certainly now much more of a connected group.  There is just one mass of roots...many of which are very dark in color from years of moss growing on them.  I use a chopstick and brush to expose a little at a time...as that begins to hard off and show bark, I expose a little more.  I am sure I could go faster but I am enjoying the journey:)

John
 

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Re: Elm Forest - 360 degrees
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 09:50 PM »
John, in the original thread where you posted a 220 degree video more or less...was that you playing the guitar and singing in the background? It kinda sounded like a home recording.

Sorry this isn't about bonsai.

Love the planting by the way. Did Mr. V say how long it had been in training?
 

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Re: Elm Forest - 360 degrees
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 10:14 PM »
sorry...it wasn't me...probably pandora
 

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Re: Elm Forest - 360 degrees
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 01:42 AM »
What a beautiful sense of depth this planting enjoys. It looks good from all angles.
 

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Re: Elm Forest - 360 degrees
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009, 06:34 AM »
What a beautiful sense of depth this planting enjoys. It looks good from all angles.

Thanks Jeff,

John
 

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Re: Elm Forest - 360 degrees
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2014, 06:49 AM »
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