Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

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Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » August 11th, 2018, 8:33 pm

[a] Jan 2004.jpg

[b] Jan 2007.jpg

[c] Jan 2008.jpg

[d] Jan 2009.jpg

[e] July 2011.jpg

[f] Sept 2013.jpg

[g] March 2014.jpg

[h] Jan 2015.jpg

[i] 2016 July.jpeg

[j] May 2017.jpg

[k] Sept 2017.jpg

[l] Oct 2017.JPG

[m] Nove 2017.jpg

[n] July 2018.JPG
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Re: Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » August 11th, 2018, 8:39 pm

The base:

[1] Jan 2007 base.jpg

[2] Jan 2008 base.jpg

[3] July 2011 base.jpg

[4] Sept 2013 base.jpg

[5] March 2014 base.jpg

[6] July 2016 base.jpg

[7] July 2018 base.JPG
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Re: Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

Postby Muddy » August 11th, 2018, 9:34 pm

Amazing series! The base really looks like it accelerated when the aerial roots came into the picture.
May/Sept 2017 The tree front was changed? Interested to see what that view looks like now.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

Postby Boics » August 11th, 2018, 10:27 pm

Love a good documented journey.
Thanks for the years of effort!
One of the fabulous things about growing bonsai is as you get old and decrepit your trees get old and beautiful
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Re: Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » November 7th, 2018, 9:42 pm

:wave: progress update - From defoliation to re-leaf = less than 1 month.

13th Oct 2018.jpg

28th Oct 2018.jpg

04th Nov 2018.jpg

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Re: Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

Postby Watto » November 8th, 2018, 5:41 am

I missed this post earlier but I must say it is very interesting. Progressions are terrific and this one is very useful for newer members to see how bonsai develop.
Thank you for your efforts
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Re: Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

Postby dansai » November 8th, 2018, 5:53 am

Great progression. Thanks for posting KCR. I love the new growth on the deciduous fig.
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Re: Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

Postby Raging Bull » November 8th, 2018, 7:41 pm

Thanks for this progression series KCaR. Interesting to see the constant changes over the years, and love the way the roots sweep around the trunk. :tu:
Cheers, Frank.
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Re: Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

Postby anthonyW » November 15th, 2018, 8:36 pm

Beautiful tree you have there, great record of progression.
Wondering the species..Virens/ deciduous White fig ?...thanks for sharing.

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Re: Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » November 15th, 2018, 10:23 pm

Thanks everyone for the comments & interest -

:wave: Anthony I'm not 100% on the species - it was originally purchased as bargain bin nursery stock (eg. tall skinny stick) and of coarse, no name tag.
Your guess may be correct? The last couple of years it has been shooting many aerial roots from up around the crown area, but I have been snipping these off.
You seem to know a lot about figs - your recent posts have not gone un-noticed :tu:

Some people don't rate figs all that much - but I enjoy them. Fig lives matter!
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Re: Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

Postby dansai » November 16th, 2018, 6:57 am

I too love my figs.

My guess would be Ficus superb var henneana. I haver a few as well as Ficus virens var sublanceolata and the first seem to get the colouring that yours has got in the new growth, particularly at the start of the growing season. Did yours lose it leaves in winter? Mine tend to look more and more ratty through winter, then what ever is left drop as soon as the new growth starts.
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Re: Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

Postby anthonyW » November 16th, 2018, 3:48 pm

Cheers KCR.
You have shown keen fig growers a valuable lesson how to get taper with fusing lower ariels down low.
Great technique well done, priceless info especially for new bonsai artists, keep those figs coming :cool:

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Re: Ficus 15yrs pot grown progression - A photo journey

Postby MJL » Yesterday, 8:02 pm

Cheers KC&R, another wonderfully documented tree that is so useful us newer folk.

For me, those last 4 photos are excellent and illustrative - I cannot believe the speed of growth!! And topped off by the best pot the series; I just love that pot with this tree. I’m with Frank too really interesting to see the sweep of the roots.

Thanks for taking the time to post this thread.


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