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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

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

Chris

andy graham:
A few changes made.

bonsaihunk:
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

bwaynef:

--- 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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