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Sorce

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Smallus Ulmus Clumpus
« on: May 06, 2014, 06:36 AM »
A few shots of a previously posted Elm.

To be layered when new growth hardens.

It may be due to the lovely winter, but I never realized how absolutely beautiful these emerging leaves are.

I read "baby bending" and put some standard toy tie-down wire (budget bonsai!) on this late winter, having put on some growth, I decided to give it a look.

I will let this grow out while maintaining individual thicknesses and not allowing reverse taper. At 4-6" I hope to end up at about 6-8" in about 10 years.

Does anyone remember the Canary yellow Background from a White pine post? Hint. Giant Monkey.   I brought it back. Lol
 

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Re: Smallus Ulmus Clumpus
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 06:41 AM »
More..

The last being a way to early to call favorite front.
 

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Re: layered Smallus Ulmus Clumpus
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 06:05 AM »
 :D In January, I recommended someone do this in Growing through a tile.

    John, I tried the experiment myself! Well almost.

It started as pouring cement around a tree to layer it. Ended up casting a whole pot around it. A little haphazardly, I' ll admit. And its a little loose fitting, but I have concluded, there is no reason this wouldn't work to put a instant pinch on some trunks, to get a flare. And a-l.

I tried to document this well. With Rockite hydraulic cement, plumbers putty, some tape, and two buckets, ( you have to eat a bucket of ice cream and a bucket of cookies to do this :D) . I wanted to food color it, but forgot so I dropped some in after. It took on a blue color, this seems fun!

The tree has done well.
The layer spot. See the zip tie marks! Some growth!
The bottom bucket on.
 

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Re: Smallus Ulmus Clumpus
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 06:15 AM »
With the bottom layer of the cast in. I placed "marshmallow s" of putty in for drain holes, making sure to have some drip in the old pot. And some to bbrace the side leaving more drainage holes. If carefully done, one could put any design on the outside of the pot too. Or a chop! And dye would be nice. But green food coloring! You can see the putty around the base of the trunk..?

I cut the top in half to not damage the tree. Taped it, puttied it.

Shim! Shimmed it!
 

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Re: Smallus Ulmus Clumpus
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 06:17 AM »
Poured it. With a little drippy. And a little pushed out the top.
 

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Re: Smallus Ulmus Clumpus
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 06:26 AM »
Except for the initial purpose, to have instant contact with the base, to not have to wait till it reachex the tile, washer, etc. I'd call this semisuccessful.

The off level top bugs me but....its functional.

The green faded blue, and to yellow. It is very pretty.  Cannt wait to try again!

The whole pots  was placed in another bucket, with a little dirt and fert for the old roots to escape and grow strong.

Since it likely wont taKe this year ( no cut ), ill keep you posted.

Thanks. For viewing . off to water and work!

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Re: Smallus Ulmus Clumpus
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 06:28 AM »
Oh. It IS the cows! ;D
 

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Re: Smallus Ulmus Clumpus
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2014, 07:40 AM »
very innovative Sorce! I like the idea very much :D

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