Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby TimJ7 » April 23rd, 2018, 9:56 am

Inspiring work!
I have a few Kunzea that I'm working on, If they ever look this good I'll be ecstatic!
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby treeman » April 23rd, 2018, 1:43 pm

Keep Calm and Ramify wrote:
Sweet Baby Jesus!....who suggested upright?


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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby GavinG » April 23rd, 2018, 3:14 pm

Without dragging Jesus into it, I thought the low-out-to-the-side shape you had originally had a bit more coherent flow to it. The base is so thin, but if the trunk goes sideways, you don't notice.

It's a stunning thing, whichever way it goes.

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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby MJL » April 24th, 2018, 10:31 pm

Wow! This thread is like a movie I love with an ending I didn’t expect. I am with Ryceman3, Theodore... the old back being the front and Treeman on a different pot but... beauty is in the eye of the beholder ... it’s your tree to do what you want and creative you will be!! It stands like a challenge to nature and to any preconceptions about what a Bonsai should be. Bold indeed.!

For me, I’m looking forward to the movie sequel ... where the back returns to the front... the star returns, triumphant from a tortuous detour [SMIRKING FACE][SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND TIGHTLY-CLOSED EYES]


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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby MJL » April 25th, 2018, 8:14 am

I have returned to this thread this morning, last night I was looking at it on my phone after lamenting my team's loss at the 'G.

John, I reckon this is quite brilliant. I can now see, from the time that you have collected it, how it has been nurtured, particularly that fragile trunk in the early years. The photos are so much clearer on the bigger laptop :palm:. I still think the original style had a more natural logical flow :imo: ... but that's just boring me! This upright style will create more debate and discussion and perhaps that's part of the objective of art; isn't bonsai 'the patient art'. Anyway ... well done collecting and curating this piece over the years. Excellent stuff and I'm inspired to push harder. I've much to learn and threads like this help me understand the possibilities. Cheers, Mark
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby boom64 » April 25th, 2018, 11:12 pm

Hi All,
Once again thanks for the feedback.
Mark really enjoyed your first comments ,thanks for the laughs. :) . I was really pleased with the first incarnation of this tree .However in the real the first bend kicked out the tree a fair bit , although pretty hard to see in a photo. Having the luxury of some nice collected material to work with allowed me the option to really go for it with this tree. I will keep the updates coming.
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby anthonyW » April 26th, 2018, 10:12 pm

Your confused, wow, scary tree, that should repel the Witches and the cat woman..well her wondrous felines anyway, they will definitely be confused on which part to pee on for there territory marker on that tree? anyway..

Maybe mix your red wine with your beers and trip over it, good excuse to get it back down lol, sorry buddy but i m with keep it calm and ramify..whoa :lol: :lol: :lol:

You did ask..cheers
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby MJL » April 27th, 2018, 9:51 pm

anthonyW wrote:Your confused, wow, scary tree, that should repel the Witches and the cat woman..well her wondrous felines anyway, they will definitely be confused on which part to pee on for there territory marker on that tree? anyway..

Maybe mix your red wine with your beers and trip over it, good excuse to get it back down lol, sorry buddy but i m with keep it calm and ramify..whoa :lol: :lol: :lol:

You did ask..cheers


Hey John,

Whatever else - you've created a thread that has garnered some of the most interesting replies ... AnthonyW made me laugh and scratch my head all at the same time. :D :lost: :lol:

And here I was concerned about my post re: Reo Speedwagon and Powderfinger in the Bonsai cafe last night... but bonsai that repels Witches .... blimey!

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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby boom64 » November 16th, 2018, 7:54 pm

A quick update to show the flower show. I usually don't let my Kunzeas flower as it seems to take a long time to get moving again. However slackness took over this year ,still no serious work done yet . Hope you enjoy . Cheers John.
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby Raging Bull » November 16th, 2018, 8:56 pm

WOW!!!!! :o I was more impressed with the original raft style tree and thought "now he's gone & spoiled it" by putting it upright. But in flower and filled out like this it really looks amazing. :tu:
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby Ryceman3 » November 16th, 2018, 9:03 pm

Yeah... that’s worth seeing. :yes:
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby MJL » November 16th, 2018, 9:35 pm

This remains one of my favourite threads. One that has inspired quotes everywhere ... none the least being KC&R exclaiming: "Sweet baby Jesus" some time back.

John - what you have done by turning your raft on it's head has certainly set this thread on on it's head. It's like that scene in The Greatest Showman when the circus comes to town ... some are interested and happy; others want to set the tent alight!

And while we are at it, let's enjoy a bit of the movie; an ode to John's tree https://youtu.be/CjxugyZCfuw?t=115

Or hell just watch the trailer .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8AXrVhuVwY

And in all the joy I am getting out of the tree, the design , the comments .... I also go back to Ryan's inspirational photo; a photo which I love too.
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby Watto » November 17th, 2018, 6:06 am

Thanks for giving us another treat John.
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ideas ??

Postby boom64 » November 17th, 2018, 7:05 pm

Thanks guys really appreciate the feedback...
Mark ,interesting take on going your own way. Jealous of that beard …. Cheers John.
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