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tiny Lonicera nitida
« on: June 21, 2009, 08:12 AM »
Hi Some of you know me allready from BT, for the ones who don't just a little discription:
My name is Wessel Eijkman, 44 years old, living in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands, practicing bonsai since 2004.

I just wanted to show a very nice picture of my tiny lonicera nitida, it stands 6 cm high in a Tokoname pot of 4 cm in diameter. The picture was made yesterday in a professional photo setting. Hope you all like it.
If anyone is interested in the whole story of this tree since 2004, feel free to ask and I can show pictures of its development.

Hope to have as much fun here as I had on BT,

Wessel
 

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Re: tiny Lonicera nitida
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 08:42 AM »
Welcome to the Bonsai Study Group, Wessel!  Please do share more about this tree.
 

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Re: tiny Lonicera nitida
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009, 05:09 PM »
I got it from Jeremy Norbury back in 2004 at our first trip of larch seedlings collection in the forests near my house. After that it has come a long way. Since I can't wire any of the branches (they're just too tiny for my hands) I use bolts with a piece of hooked wire attached to them, which I hang on the branches, somewhat like balls in a x-mass tree.
In the pictures you see photo's of every year since 2005.

Hope you like the progress sofar, only thing I would like to change is the pot, maybe a, half-3/4 height, oval one.

Wessel
 

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Re: tiny Lonicera nitida
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009, 05:14 PM »
and some photo's off 2009
 

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Re: tiny Lonicera nitida
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 08:04 AM »
Great job Wessel, nice tree and You have kept it for many years. I see that You have changed the pot many times, Do You think that will be the finial pot?
It seems that it hard to find the right pot and every time You put a tree in a different pot it changes the whole look of a tree.
That is a big part of Bonsai to me, it is  always changing in so many ways.
Ken
 

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Re: tiny Lonicera nitida
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 08:22 AM »
Wessel,

cool little lonicera! Doesn't it get horribly rootbound every 2 weeks in such a small pot? Mine fills its oversized culture pot every year, it actually broke a nursery pot last year. I might start moving it towards a smaller pot next spring.


Michael
 

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Re: tiny Lonicera nitida
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 09:10 AM »
@Ken   Sometimes I think I found the right pot, but as often, when I bring it home it's not suited at all :-\ Mostly I should have bought the other one. Think you know what I mean......

@Michael   I've potchanged this tree almost every year as you can see, since I didn't find the right pot. Offcourse roots grow, like it grows "massive" above ground, have to prune every 2 weeks in the growing season to keep it more or less in shape. It will probably stay in this Tokoname one for now, maybe I find an even better one sometime.

Both, thanks for yr kind words.

Wessel
 

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Re: tiny Lonicera nitida
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009, 03:35 PM »
If I'd known it was going to turn out this nice I'd never have given it to you!

Still - I gave another one to Chris Guise and he did this to it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11475646@N03/sets/72157614010446640/
 

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Re: tiny Lonicera nitida
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 04:36 AM »
Since the lonicera is going to be shown at the BonsaiFachforum show in Germany later this year, I had to make an arrangement, so found myself a stone from the Gobi dessert in China and made a dai for it, got a tiny pot for an accentplant and made a slab from a piece of stoneplate gotten from a bonsaifriend.

This is the composition as it looks now......... what do you think??

with kind regards Wessel
 

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Re: tiny Lonicera nitida
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2010, 09:01 AM »
Do you have access to an accent plant that spills/flows over the edges of the pot?  Position the spill (to the front &?) towards the tree.  The arrangement/composition seems too disparate as it is. 
 

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Re: tiny Lonicera nitida
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2010, 11:29 AM »
The arrangement/composition seems too disparate as it is. 

Hi Wayne, why is there something wrong with the arrangement? Too much, too different........

What would you change?

Thanks, Wessel
 

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Re: tiny Lonicera nitida
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2010, 01:05 PM »
Well, as mentioned, I'd replace the accent.  I'm not sure the rock harmonizes well w/ the rest of the display ...but can't think of a better place for it (...which might mean it'd be best w/o it).