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General Category => Deciduous Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: plantmanky on October 18, 2011, 12:31 PM

Title: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: plantmanky on October 18, 2011, 12:31 PM
Just thought I'd post a pic of an Amur maple that I've been working on for a number of years that will finally get a nice container in the spring.  I'm open to suggestions for the type and color of container.  Currently I've selected a light green oval container.
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: nathanbs on October 18, 2011, 03:26 PM
i love it! I think a creme oval with age would be nice
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: Larry Gockley on October 18, 2011, 03:47 PM
I agree, a light green oval. It looks good. I see it's in a nursery pot. Is it from a nursery, or collected from the wild?  Larry
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: plantmanky on October 18, 2011, 04:57 PM
I agree, a light green oval. It looks good. I see it's in a nursery pot. Is it from a nursery, or collected from the wild?  Larry

I grew it from seed.  It's been in a nursery pot for about 3 decades and it's finally ready for a nice container.  I think the green oval would look nice with the red fall foliage.
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: Elliott on October 20, 2011, 12:58 AM
Yeah, shallow oval or round in light blue or green. also off white or cream like was suggested. A color to match the trunk color would work also.
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: plantmanky on October 20, 2011, 09:11 AM
All,

Thanks for all the suggestions!  Here's the container that it's going to go into in the spring.  I've seen some really nice pots that I'd love to have but don't have the funds to buy a new pot so what I have will do just fine for my eye anyway!

Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: nathanbs on October 20, 2011, 10:03 AM
that will look nice!
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: Rui Marques on January 04, 2012, 08:54 AM
Hi,

Are you going to do some restyling on your acer ginala?
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: plantmanky on February 20, 2012, 12:02 PM
Hi,

Are you going to do some restyling on your acer ginala?

should I?
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: Jerry Norbury on February 20, 2012, 03:49 PM
Very nice. So rare to see anything decent grown from seed.

Maybe bringing the trunks closer together might improve it.
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: kostas on February 20, 2012, 04:54 PM
Hi,

Are you going to do some restyling on your acer ginala?

should I?
hi i think that the left trunk is to strait and maybe you must bend it at the height of the first right trunk brunch to the right and bring the trunk closer
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: JRob on February 20, 2012, 07:34 PM
Plant,

Three decades! I'm impressed.  In this age of quick fixes and instant gratification it is refreshing to see someone take the time and effort to develop from seed their own creation. It speaks volumes about your patience, dedication and care in nurturing a living tree trough it development.  My hat is off to you. My hope is that when the time comes someone else will share in the tree's culture with the same dedication and devotion and it passed on through the generations.

Well done,
JRob
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: Intriguedbybonsai on March 18, 2012, 06:53 PM
Hi, I would love to see a spring update on your tree when you get the chance. With new spring leaves budding.
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: Rkovo on March 26, 2012, 12:54 AM
this is a beautiful tree, i can only say i hope i can have the patience and skill that i see see in that tree.
please keep updates rolling
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: John Kirby on March 26, 2012, 09:55 AM
Nice work Mr. Plant. I too would love to see the tree when it is in its fresh leaves (for the color and all). I guess some folks have never tried to bend the trunk of a mature maple, especially to get the subtle change described. I think it works very, very well as it sits. Have you had good luck in maintaining ramification on these down south? I kept having them shed branches in Arkansas, but it may have just been me.

John
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: plantmanky on March 26, 2012, 01:22 PM
Nice work Mr. Plant. I too would love to see the tree when it is in its fresh leaves (for the color and all). I guess some folks have never tried to bend the trunk of a mature maple, especially to get the subtle change described. I think it works very, very well as it sits. Have you had good luck in maintaining ramification on these down south? I kept having them shed branches in Arkansas, but it may have just been me.

John

Thanks all!

Here is a pic taken today of the tree in it's new pot and in leaf.  It needs to be thinned out but that will wait till later this spring.  I want to have as much leaf mass as possible to encourage new roots to develop before I trim out the unnecessary foliage
Randy
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: donmaple on March 26, 2012, 10:01 PM
Randy, very nice maple! It is easy to tell from it's appearance how much work you have put into this tree. I think you have very good branch placement, nice ramification, and the display in the last photo is awesome. Well done! Great photo to just sit and study...and admire. Thanks for sharing this one, Don.
Title: Re: Acer ginnala finally deserves a nice container
Post by: Rui Marques on January 23, 2013, 05:50 AM
Very nice tree. Congratulations!