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Herman

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Re: Ficus Burtt-Davyi - Aerial Roots and styling?
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2014, 12:09 AM »
Figs can be Repotted anytime during the growing season here by us...it will be fine dont worry. Pitty about the pot though

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Re: Ficus Burtt-Davyi - Aerial Roots and styling?
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2014, 01:01 AM »
Sorce I like you

Always happy.

I can tell you I was everything but happy yesterday.  Needless to say loads of very choice words were spoken, then some tears, some more choice words and some more tears.  Well I think you get what I went through.

So, you are right, it will add character.  I will put it next to another one of mine that seems to be the toughest little bugger of all (my firethorn).  Maybe the 2 can communicate and support each other.


Plus, you get a looks at the roots.

I didn't have a long look, only a quick glance but I have just thought of something.  There are many good roots. Maybe I should find a suitable rock and make it a root over rock.  But by putting the trunk at an angle, the canopy that I have left will look more natural and I can maybe work it that way - Your thoughts?

Herman, the pot was very nice but then luckily not anything that cannot be replaced. 

Oh yes, here is my tough as nails Fire Thorn.  This bugger has died and come back more times then I can remember.

First pic is 2008 after it had died back and the plan was to "jin" the branches.  But this bugger just kept on dying on me and coming back so I planted it at an angle and let the only branch become the new tree.
 

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Re: Ficus Burtt-Davyi - Aerial Roots and styling?
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2014, 08:17 AM »
I really wish someone else would chime in here too...I don't have any experience with Burtt.


But....the revealed base is nice. My first thought was a Keppler- like ground layer. https://bonsaial.wordpress.com/?s=ground+layer&submit=Search

I believe you could also let some little guys grow along side it too for an eventual fusion of new roots around the Nebari.

And even  put it on a rock if it works....problem with that is, with roots already so large you have to have the perfect rock or it may look contrived..as they say.

Have a look at bonsaihunk.com also for fusions and healing wounds with grafts.

I am pulling for this Burtt.!

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Re: Ficus Burtt-Davyi - Aerial Roots and styling?
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2014, 11:49 AM »
Thanks so much for the links.

I will definitely keep this thread going as this one progresses.
 

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Re: Ficus Burtt-Davyi - Aerial Roots and styling?
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2015, 06:16 AM »
Just a quick update on this Ficus.

It has been growing very nicely but by looking at the trunk, I do not think that it will ever amount to being a good bonsai.

Where the branches broke off and I had to cut them, the areas have created bulges on the trunk.  It is because of this that I do not think it will look nice as a bonsai.

My thoughts on going forward with this bonsai though is to maybe use the tree as a "Cuttings Tree."  That way I could use the cuttings and grow those into bonsai going forward. 

Has anyone done something like this or have a tree that is used solely for cuttings?