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Quotes that must be read!

Postby treeman » June 23rd, 2018, 3:03 pm

I found this on another forum. It is one of the best posts I have read anywhere. I felt it was my duty to share it.

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Re: Quotes that must be read!

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » June 23rd, 2018, 3:28 pm

Bingo!
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Re: Quotes that must be read!

Postby Thymetraveller » June 23rd, 2018, 5:08 pm

Love it.
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Re: Quotes that must be read!

Postby Rory » June 23rd, 2018, 5:22 pm

That is gold Mike. :yes:

But that quote in the other thread about using trees as inspiration instead of other bonsai, is what reverberates so strongly in my mind.
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Re: Quotes that must be read!

Postby jarryd » June 23rd, 2018, 5:42 pm

Thanks for sharing Mike. :reading: . Some sound thoughts.
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Re: Quotes that must be read!

Postby treeman » June 23rd, 2018, 6:08 pm

jarryd wrote:Thanks for sharing Mike. :reading: . Some sound thoughts.

No problems Jarryd.
On another subject, can you get hold of Eucalyptus vernicosa seed?
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Re: Quotes that must be read!

Postby Raging Bull » June 23rd, 2018, 8:53 pm

Thanks for this post treeman :tu2: As a newbie it's music to my ears. I love bonsai, but all those totally manicured trees with their cloud foliage pads and contrived shapes don't appeal at all. I'm also of the belief that we cannot replicate a tree that lives "out there" or in the wild. We are trying to convey the essence of a tree into a potted plant, and to do this it should look natural. From the posts I have seen on this forum quite a lot of growers are achieving, or almost achieving that, and I find those trees the most pleasing to look at. Anyway, that's my :2c: worth.
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Re: Quotes that must be read!

Postby hugh grant » June 23rd, 2018, 10:32 pm

very solid and resonating statements. thankyou for sharing Mike
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Re: Quotes that must be read!

Postby MJL » June 24th, 2018, 7:59 am

Thanks Mike - an insightful post.

...and Rory's reference to
Rory wrote: that quote in the other thread about using trees as inspiration instead of other bonsai, is what reverberates so strongly in my mind.
Yep! I am interested in natives as bonsai for the obvious reason that they are often what I see. While I don't yet have many natives, I will soon try to emulate what I see on the Mornington Peninsula ... windswept Moonah's for example - what an inspiration for a bonsai forest. At least for me ....

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Re: Quotes that must be read!

Postby PeterH » June 24th, 2018, 8:14 am

Great read Mike. Something I have always struggled with. ( except my Eucalypts)

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Re: Quotes that must be read!

Postby banong » June 25th, 2018, 9:57 am

awesome! :mrgreen:
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Re: Quotes that must be read!

Postby bki » June 25th, 2018, 11:08 am

very inspiring...
more trees.....
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Re: Quotes that must be read!

Postby jarryd » June 25th, 2018, 7:51 pm

Hey Mike I sure can, I have also got few here that I have propagated from seed. They are quite slow compared to other eucs I am growing. Send me a PM and we might be able to get something to you.
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