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Ficus "Tigerbark" literati?

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Larry Gockley:
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

I also agree about a wider, shallower pot, so keep us informed on this one, Andy! I want to see it develop.


andy graham:
A few changes made.

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.


--- Quote from: andy graham on July 24, 2009, 07:59 AM ---A few changes made.

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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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