Author Topic: Collected Buttonwood  (Read 2560 times)

RyanFrye

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Collected Buttonwood
« on: July 15, 2009, 03:25 PM »
This is a Buttonwood of mine. I purchased it as rough stock. It is just now beginning the styling phase. Let me know what you think and your thoughts on a front.
 

RyanFrye

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Re: Collected Buttonwood
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 03:27 PM »
More angles.
 

ken duncan

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Re: Collected Buttonwood
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 04:38 PM »
Ryan,
I like your buttonwood, there are a lot of good fronts but I like 2961 the best.
Ken
 

BarbaraM

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Re: Collected Buttonwood
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 07:07 PM »
Ryan,
I agree with Ken that there are a number of good views.  It is very nice rough stock.  I really like the character of the trunk.  Good purchase.
Barbara
 

clrosner

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Re: Collected Buttonwood
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009, 08:47 PM »
What a terrific beginning stock with which you have such wonderful options.  When I obtained my first Buttonwood, I kept it alive for a year and just let it grow wild.  I then drew my concept on paper, and picked two branches (which were still green) and removed all the other growth.  When I saw that the one branch I felt would be the new trunk I wired that trunk and kept the other one as a fallback branch/trunk.  After several years, I finally started to develop the shape of the tree.  You are way ahead with this tree, but let the tree thrive before doing anything to it, until, as I said you have the tree planted (excuse the pun) in your head or on paper.



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clrosner

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Re: Collected Buttonwood
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2009, 08:49 PM »
Sorry! I duplicated one picture!

Carl
 

RyanFrye

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Re: Collected Buttonwood
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009, 06:22 PM »
Thanks for the replies everyone! I'll have to post an update pick. It's grown out some since these pics were taken.
 

clrosner

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Re: Collected Buttonwood
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009, 09:42 PM »
I look forward to updated pictures
Warmest regards, a fellow Buttonwood lover!