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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby melbrackstone » August 25th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Here's a slightly better shot of the last one.....my fav too

http://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/photo/bonsai-tree-high-res-stock-photography/82656890

It certainly reminds me of a lepto...
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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby treeman » August 25th, 2017, 6:15 pm

How's this white pine? I believe it's pretty famous in Japan and I can see why. A perfect tree in my eyes.
The way it has been treated over the years shows real restraint and respect. I think it takes a lot to just leave something (apart from maintain). Something I still need to learn.

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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby alpineart » August 25th, 2017, 6:52 pm

treeman wrote:
alpineart wrote: . As said sometimes neglect pays off , bit like hacking and chopping :oops: replicating mother nature.



:lol: Who needs delicate scissors when you can use an axe and a hammer and get that ''been through a hurricane'' look


Dont need a hammer or axe to hack and chop :whistle: and you don't have to pussy foot around with delicate scissors either .

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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby DavidWilloughby » August 28th, 2017, 5:15 pm

treeman wrote:I like it as is and the third, although a crappy picture really sings to me. Perfect the way it is. The more I look at it the more I like it. I can see a eucalypt or a melaleuca (or a giant juniper) if I try!


Cannot agree more Mike,

The 3rd tree in your original post, it evokes a feeling that it could have been your avatar tree before it lost the upper portion of the tree where the energy has redirected its course.

For me, neglect, provided one is keeping the tree healthy throughout this period, is time well spent.

Great thread, makes us think.

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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby treeman » August 30th, 2017, 7:09 pm

Ken's Pyracantha thread reminded me of this one from Kyuka en

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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby treeman » September 1st, 2017, 6:50 pm

This tree is not Japanese and I'm not even sure what it is but it's one of the finest deciduous trees in existence in my opinion. I don't know where to look first. Everything about it is fantastic. The asymmetry, the branch distribution, the base the ramification. Just mouth watering. The pot is totally wrong though. This tree deserves a beautiful shallow formal and rectangular Japanese pot to really set it off. I wish I had a better picture.

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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby treeman » September 1st, 2017, 7:08 pm

Another insanely good shimpaku.

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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » September 8th, 2017, 11:29 pm

:D :reading:
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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » December 28th, 2017, 12:40 pm

The feature....a straight trunk lacking in taper.
Second trunk aiding juxtaposition. Love it.

One trunk without the other = :no:
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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby baldtwitlion » December 28th, 2017, 8:00 pm

[WAVING HAND SIGN]
True they dont work individually
Maybe a little heavy on top?
I dont think the tension between curved and straight is surreal enough apart from were the lines collide
Apart from that its enough to keep u interested


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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby treeman » December 29th, 2017, 10:38 am

A procumbens where the urge to peel the bark has been resited. To very good effect I think.

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An old spruce. Not a very good picture. Most people would want to wire it and ''sanitize'' it. Bring branches down etc. Going anywhere near this tree with wire would destroy it in my opinion. If you really look at it, you can see the wind rushing through the branches and the image transports you to a lonely mountain top or a windswept cliff overlooking the sea. It's really the essence of bonsai and perfect in my eyes. It has taken me over 30 years to see things like this. Now when I look at my trees, there is something missing....but I'm working on it.... :reading:


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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby her0d » December 29th, 2017, 10:44 am

treeman wrote:This tree is not Japanese and I'm not even sure what it is but it's one of the finest deciduous trees in existence in my opinion. I don't know where to look first. Everything about it is fantastic. The asymmetry, the branch distribution, the base the ramification. Just mouth watering. The pot is totally wrong though. This tree deserves a beautiful shallow formal and rectangular Japanese pot to really set it off. I wish I had a better picture.

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I agree treeman, that is a fantastic looking tree... I'm guessing a shot of it with foliage doesn't exist?
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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » December 29th, 2017, 2:08 pm

Whoa... that Spruce Mr treeman is absolutely awe inspiring.
Age apparent through hardships one can only imagine....& imagine, is what it generously forces you to do. :yes:
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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby SueBee » December 29th, 2017, 3:03 pm

Wonderful thread for us newbies- keep it up please and thank you all for sharing thoughts and ideas, and to thread originator Treeman - my deepest bow. :worship:
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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » January 3rd, 2018, 12:52 pm

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