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Judy

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Re: WInter Silhouettes
« Reply #90 on: January 03, 2014, 04:51 PM »
Neat BC.  I kinda like the back better... Like the pot choice too.
 

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Re: WInter Silhouettes
« Reply #91 on: January 03, 2014, 09:12 PM »
Neat BC.  I kinda like the back better... Like the pot choice too.

I like the interest presented by the back, but I suspect the reason its the back is how the apex is leaning.
 

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Re: WInter Silhouettes
« Reply #92 on: January 05, 2014, 10:47 AM »
Thanks for the kind comments Judy and bwaynef!

Bwaynef,

You are absolutely correct in your assessment on the leaning apex.  The back of the tree is interesting because of the bark finally healing over the dead wood that was the result of the original top chop from 7 years ago.  Eventually, in another 3-4 years it will look very much like the front of the tree.  Eventually the center deadwood of the tree will rot out and one could make it more interesting by hollowing it out which happens to BC in nature quite often.
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: WInter Silhouettes
« Reply #93 on: January 06, 2014, 03:42 PM »
American Bald Cypress in its new hand made pot

Front and back

Beautiful!
 

Don Blackmond

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« Reply #94 on: January 06, 2014, 03:50 PM »
Chinese cork bark Elm.  From air layer seven years in training.

I love this tree.  Really nice.
 

Judy

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« Reply #95 on: January 07, 2014, 11:24 AM »
After cleanup and wiring my cork elm. Still have quite a bit of work to do up top...growing wise that is...
 

Don Blackmond

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« Reply #96 on: January 07, 2014, 11:56 AM »
After cleanup and wiring my cork elm. Still have quite a bit of work to do up top...growing wise that is...

Great tree Judy
 

Judy

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« Reply #97 on: January 07, 2014, 12:30 PM »
Thanks Don, maybe you could post some naked trees, I know you have some great ones!
 

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« Reply #98 on: January 07, 2014, 12:46 PM »
Judy,
   Another excellent specimen. It prompts me to wonder so many things about how you have gotten to this point. This point of having so many trees that seem to speak directly to me, exactly how they should.

   If you could please elaborate on these events that seem to have created a person so pivotal in solving a lot of these artist-owner, American Bonsai progression, bad advice-good advice arguments that we have in some other threads.

   Basically, your trees speak so loud. I think everyone would benefit from knowing how you discipline yourself to not be one who has to impart their ego in a tree.....

Another thread of course.

Humbly,

Sorce

 

Chrisl

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Re: WInter Silhouettes
« Reply #99 on: January 08, 2014, 10:13 AM »
I haven't seen this tree before Judy.  What great taper and bark!  Wonderful tree! 

Chris
 

Judy

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« Reply #100 on: January 08, 2014, 10:23 AM »
Thanks Chris, it was one of my first "real" trees.... here is the earliest pic I can find of it.
 

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« Reply #101 on: January 08, 2014, 06:28 PM »
Nice progression so far Judy!  You really have upped your game ;)
 

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Re: WInter Silhouettes
« Reply #102 on: January 10, 2014, 12:50 AM »
Judy I would deal with your first branch on the left. It already looks big . I think in order to keep it. In proportion you should prune it back. I think it looks too large.
 

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Re: WInter Silhouettes
« Reply #103 on: January 10, 2014, 09:11 AM »
I usually only post pictures if fairly well developed trees, but I spend most of my time developing stock, I just don't take ad many pictures as some do.....
 

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« Reply #104 on: January 10, 2014, 09:11 AM »
I will give that a look Gaffer.  I wonder if the hose bumper I put there to cushion the guy wire is not helping that image out in that respect. I know that I'll have to selectively continually cut these back to keep this from outgrowing in that way.  
Thanks!