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andy graham

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Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« on: July 24, 2009, 08:03 AM »
I thought I'd share this one this morning.
It's come a ways this summer but still has some filling out to do and then detail work.
Any comments are welcomed.

Andy
 

bonsaihunk

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 08:29 AM »
Andy,
Rotate the tree about 2-3 degrees down on the right side. Then lift the right side branch up slightly.
Just seems to look better to my eye.
Your tree is wonderful.
Jerry
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 10:28 AM »
Looking great as usual, Andy.  Thanks. Larry
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 11:03 AM »
Andy,

Another nice ficus, I like the pot too.

Tom
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009, 10:11 AM »
I made a few small adjustments as per Jerry's suggestion. I think it looks better now. The triangle silhouette of the apex will be more rounded as the tree matures.

The second picture is of the tree as it looked in March. Notice the large root above the ground on the right side.  I have removed it at ground level and the large aerial part is now putting out new rootlets. The green pot is to shade these roots and keep humidity up until they reach the soil.


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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009, 10:49 AM »
Another pot,another front. Still trying.

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009, 11:53 AM »
I like the new pot.  Shallow and wide really sets off the massive trunk.  The foliage pads appear to be developing nicely as well.  It must be a back breaker to move though!

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2009, 05:24 PM »
Andy,
Wow!
Good look in the new pot.
Keep up the great work!
Jerry
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2009, 09:41 PM »
Very nice Banyon style tree. New pot fits well Color gives feeling of water and cool ocean breezes. I would suggest continue to work for low back-branching and some small subranching on front going down for 3 dimension look.My one banyon looks flat and1-2 dimension like a photo from a distance. Just a thought
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2010, 08:21 AM »
Congrats Andy, it really is a great looking tree.
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2010, 12:36 PM »
I think with this new orientation the tree would look really good with a sectioned crown rather than a completely full, rounded crown. If you know what I mean.
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2011, 10:56 AM »
....considering changing the front(again)....any preferences?


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Larry Gockley

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2011, 08:04 PM »
Hi Andy, good to hear from you. It took me a while to determine the exact difference, the first pic is turned cc a few degrees, right? I like the second pic, straight on, but it may not be a fair comparison, as the height of the camera and the shade / light on the trunk is different. I do however like the new pot. Great tree. Larry
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2011, 04:14 PM »
From your two most recent pics, I think the first presents the more interesting image. (Sorry, Larry.) The eye seems to be drawn in more, tho that could be the lighting I suppose.
 

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Re: Banyan style Ficus "Golden Gate"
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2011, 11:23 PM »
which pot do you guys like the most? I am looking to repot a ficus very similiar to this and i cant decide between a brown, blue or cream pot