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andy graham

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Ficus "Tigerbark" literati?
« on: July 03, 2009, 11:07 AM »
Approximately 12" tall.

Suggestions?..critiques?

Andy
 

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Re: Ficus "Tigerbark" literati?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 03:41 PM »
Andy,
I also would like a larger pic of this tree. Is it rooted over a tall rock? I think I'd like to see the  foliage canopy much more compact, perhaps even rebuilt from the lowest branch.

Chris
 

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Re: Ficus "Tigerbark" literati?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 03:47 PM »
Not a rock Chris...that's deadwood.

Andy
 

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Re: Ficus "Tigerbark" literati?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 04:33 PM »
Andy,
I like it.
Maybe another pot?
Jerry
 

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Re: Ficus "Tigerbark" literati?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009, 05:13 PM »
I don't like it, I think ficus and deadwood dont match, ficus and holes, holed out trunk can work, also about literati and ficus......... I'm just confused. What I can see is a very nice trunk, with a canopy that has to fill out more, branches which need rammification.

Just my controversal thoughts, Wessel
 

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Re: Ficus "Tigerbark" literati?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009, 07:39 PM »
Hi Andy. I agree with Jerry about a wider and more shallow pot, just don't care for the red pot. The pot it's in makes it look prone to falling over, where a wider pot makes it look more stable. OR,  how about a slab with a smaller tree on the left side to fill in the void, and while you're at it, maybe a few more trees, with this one the main tree. Any chance of getting it to grow some aerial roots on the left side to give more points of interest? Larry
 

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Re: Ficus "Tigerbark" literati?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2009, 11:13 AM »
I also agree about a wider, shallower pot, so keep us informed on this one, Andy! I want to see it develop.

Chris
 

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Re: Ficus "Tigerbark" literati?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009, 07:59 AM »
A few changes made.
 

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Re: Ficus "Tigerbark" literati?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009, 08:23 AM »
Very, very nice. I like it even more!
Just for kicks how about one or two thin aerials hanging down from the primary branches?
It might look really interesting.
Jerry
 

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Re: Ficus "Tigerbark" literati?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2009, 09:24 AM »
A few changes made.

Nice wiring.

Andy, this is one of the most tree-like (as in, trees that I'm familiar with) bonsai I've seen you make.  Living in SC, I'm not familiar with the banyan style as I know you're so keen on.  That's one of the reasons I have such a hard time giving any feedback on your trees.  They look nice, but I don't REALLY know what they're supposed to look like.  I haven't seen the "models" you're using as a guide in your design.

I agree w/ Jerry (I'm really stepping out on a limb there, huh?) that it would certainly add interest to this tree to have a few thin aerial roots hanging from those lower branches.  I think that would play to draw a little more on the banyan/tropical style while maintaining the appearance of a more upright style.  I think the key being that the aerials remain thin (if that's even possible).

Excellent work, and nice choice of pot.
 

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Re: Ficus "Tigerbark" literati?
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2009, 10:17 AM »
"NICE WIRING"

Couldn't resist,eh ;D

I should have wired before I put it in this pot. Unfortunately, it's not tied in very well(or at all) and so any fancy wiring with my fat fingers would be difficult.

I was actually loathe to turn this to a new front and loose most of the deadwood, but I did because the base looked better.

The pot is absolutely an improvement....thanks,Jerry and Chris.

Andy
 

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Re: Ficus "Tigerbark" literati?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2009, 10:27 AM »
Much better Andy, pot and wiring.  I like it.  Larry