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andy graham

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Tiger Bark Cascade in progress
« on: July 04, 2010, 12:21 PM »
I'm looking for suggestions concerning the apex.

thanks,

Andy
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: Tiger Bark Cascade in progress
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 06:26 PM »
Hi Andy.  First of all, welcome back. I wondered if you still had that cascade ficus. I held a small piece of paper over the three upward growing branchlets of that first branch, and liked it better. I read it as a cascade that all the branches are now formed by a prevailing wind, and those three upward growing branches don't fit in to that scenario. Better to see it in 3-d, but that would be a less radical change than removing the whole first branch. Larry    BTW, how did you fare with the hurricane?
 

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Re: Tiger Bark Cascade in progress
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 07:30 PM »
What if you bend that first branch to the left and forward, then take the left branch (of that branch) and bring that further, crossing the trunk. Start developing a pointy apex that so many folks try to get away from.  (Round it out later if you like.  I'm less concerned with its pointy-ness than I am the positioning of the apex, which I don't think needs to be so far to the right.)

Not bad for a fake tree.  :)

 

andy graham

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Re: Tiger Bark Cascade in progress
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 07:25 AM »
Two completely different suggestions! That is my quandary. I've considered both and can't(or haven't) made up my mind.

Andy
 

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Re: Tiger Bark Cascade in progress
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 09:26 AM »
This was the original intention, but, it looks too much like a crab claw to me.

The second picture is a possibility.

What do y'all think?

Andy
« Last Edit: July 05, 2010, 09:30 AM by andy graham »
 

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Re: Tiger Bark Cascade in progress
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 05:28 PM »
Hey Andy. I have seen some of your trees(Arboricol and microcarpa banyon ) on this site and some others on Bonsai Nut. Very nice trees. You seem to have many figs. An additional possibility is to join our monthly study group run by Jerry Meislik on Bonsai Vault. Lot of fun with multiple input. It may say it is closed but it is not at moment. Could contact Meislik directly on his site. They do screen people.  Dustin Mann
 

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Re: Tiger Bark Cascade in progress
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2010, 10:30 AM »
Andy,
Just two virtuals.
Jerry
 

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Re: Tiger Bark Cascade in progress
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2010, 12:32 PM »
I like Jerry's second virt. I think if you can't decide on a good crown, it would look just fine without one.
 

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Re: Tiger Bark Cascade in progress
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2011, 11:33 PM »
i like it without the top branches as well. The last pic
 

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Re: Tiger Bark Cascade in progress
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2011, 08:31 AM »
Another "Like" for Jerry's second virt.
 

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Re: Tiger Bark Cascade in progress
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2011, 05:05 PM »
This was the original intention, but, it looks too much like a crab claw to me.

The second picture is a possibility.

What do y'all think?

Andy

I like YOUR second virt. The crown balances the cascade nicely. Just my 2 cents.
 

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Re: Tiger Bark Cascade in progress
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2011, 12:33 PM »
My first thought was to use the left upper branch for depth down and behind the crown.
 

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Re: Tiger Bark Cascade in progress
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2013, 07:02 AM »
Hello Andy,

  I like your second virt too.

What has come of this?

Thanks

Sorce