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andy graham

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2013, 06:04 PM »
Thank you Dorothy and others. I'm pretty happy with the progress this tree has made this year.

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2013, 12:21 PM »
I was just scrolling down thru this post, and after the February 2013 picture post, was just thinking, wow, I bet this tree would look amazing without leaves....and boy was I right. This is a stunning tree, I really love hornbeams and this is a superior one! Have you ever shown it?
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2014, 08:44 AM »
In need of a trim.
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2014, 08:49 AM »
It has plenty of little "figs" at the moment.
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2014, 09:04 AM »
So....I started...and then my attention drifted to another tree. ADD maybe?

http://bonsaistudygroup.com/tropical-bonsai-discussion/ficus-%27golden-gate%27/
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2014, 11:16 AM »
getting there
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2014, 10:52 AM »
Considered putting this into any of the national shows?
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2014, 10:58 AM »
I've never been to a show. Never displayed my trees except on the internet. But, thanks, that's a nice compliment.

Andy
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2014, 10:12 AM »
One month after trimming... I did not defoliate this tree a month ago, but merely trimmed the tips of  every(with a few exceptions)twig. Over the last month the older leaves have fallen. It sometimes looked as if it was dying as all the older leaves turned yellow and gradually fell. They're almost all gone and the new growth is a light bright green.
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2014, 06:30 AM »
Looking purty A.G.
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2014, 09:41 AM »
Hi Andy,

how frequently do you repot this beast? it looks so lush and healthy!

kind regards
Herman
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2014, 10:24 AM »
Thanks Sorce.

Herman,

I repot once every year or two. I think I last repotted this one last year. It hs a lot of small roots crawling across the top of the soil right now and is in need of a cleanup. I'll probably root prune and repot when this new growth hardens off.

Andy
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2015, 11:30 AM »
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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2015, 12:55 AM »
Love this tree Andy!
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2015, 11:38 AM »
That is a stunning tree Andy.

Well done.