Author Topic: Lilac  (Read 2563 times)


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« on: March 14, 2011, 03:59 AM »
Another one also also posted on another forum, tell me if it's a sucky thing to do and I'll stop.  I picked this guy up at a going out of business nursery a few years ago and chopped off the boring straight section above what you see now.  Seems like it's probably a "Miss Kim" but I haven't let it bloom yet so I'm not sure.  Repotted it last year out of the nursery can into this colander.  First pic is as I pulled it out of the shed, second after a bit of wire and trimming, third after repositioning a back branch.  I'm pretty sure that with some heavy wire I could soften the transition from the main trunk to the first chop but I'm not sure that'd be a good thing.  Plese forgive the sloppy wiring and stupid little deadwood stub, I didn't plan on wiring as much as I ended up doing and the deadwood was my first ridiculous attempt at carving.

Think it's heading in the right direction?


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Re: Lilac
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 10:32 AM »
I like where you're going with this.  I think the transition will likely (mostly) take care of itself, though you could certainly bring it up more if you want.  I would like to see the tree leaned up more to the left and the outline and branch structure brought in quite a bit.