Lemon scented T

Re: Lemon scented T

Postby GavinG » August 5th, 2018, 1:23 pm

This tree illustrates the principle that although you may not like a tree, don't get rid of it - it may not have finished with you yet. This tree is evolving into something complex and elegant, rather than a foliage blob on a trunk - for my money (which ain't much) I'd be interested to see how it looked with some gaps between the foliage events - possibly they're there in 3D, but at the moment there's still a sort-of solid outline of foliage all the way over the top that doesn't relate to the trunk. The detail that is evolving in the branches shows some fine growing. I would like to see how this one continues.

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Re: Lemon scented T

Postby boom64 » August 5th, 2018, 8:56 pm

Hi Treeman ,Coming on nicely ,the branches are starting to get that lighter ,airy look that a lot of natives have. Maybe a bit more thinning of the tips as it grows . Cheers John.
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Re: Lemon scented T

Postby MJL » August 5th, 2018, 9:12 pm

:yes: Coming along beautifully.

I went back to the start of this thread and I guess you're glad you persevered and I hope your not depressed by natives anymore. Everything is relative - this would be a wonderful tree in my average collection!

Also thanks for this historical comment Boics - it made me smile.
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Re: Lemon scented T

Postby MJL » August 5th, 2018, 9:18 pm

....and a completely random thought that I just noticed.

Look at the ausbonsai header above. Look at the first bonsai in the series.

Different species but design is similar to where Treeman's Lemon Scented T is now at. I reckon anyway.
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Re: Lemon scented T

Postby treeman » August 6th, 2018, 10:05 am

GavinG wrote:This tree illustrates the principle that although you may not like a tree, don't get rid of it - it may not have finished with you yet. This tree is evolving into something complex and elegant, rather than a foliage blob on a trunk - for my money (which ain't much) I'd be interested to see how it looked with some gaps between the foliage events - possibly they're there in 3D, but at the moment there's still a sort-of solid outline of foliage all the way over the top that doesn't relate to the trunk. The detail that is evolving in the branches shows some fine growing. I would like to see how this one continues.

Thanks for posting,

Gavin

Thanks for your comments Gavin (and everyone) I can see that the concerns of most people are the lack of separation in the crown. I agree with this although we must keep in mind that this will probably develop as the tree becomes older and hopefully slows down in growth a little. I must admit I have not been giving this tree the detailed attention it probably now demands. In other words not waiting so long between trimming and trying to get shorter internodes and more ramification will make it easier to arrange the crown into separate clumps. So far the best thing that happened to it since the first post was the further tilt to the left and bringing the crown back up to the right. I can see this going even a bit further in the future.
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Re: Lemon scented T

Postby Ryceman3 » August 6th, 2018, 11:51 am

This is a promising tree, I like the change in angle and I know it is in good hands with respect to refinement of the canopy in terms of maintaining the character and 'feel' of an Aussie native so look forward to seeing how it develops (no pom poms here!). I also like the shape/proportion of the new pot - I think this suits much better.
Hope you don't mind me asking but my biggest curiosity is these :

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Probably nothing to do with anything and I should mind my own business ... but my curiosity is piqued!
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Re: Lemon scented T

Postby treeman » August 6th, 2018, 12:56 pm

Ryceman3 wrote:This is a promising tree, I like the change in angle and I know it is in good hands with respect to refinement of the canopy in terms of maintaining the character and 'feel' of an Aussie native so look forward to seeing how it develops (no pom poms here!). I also like the shape/proportion of the new pot - I think this suits much better.
Hope you don't mind me asking but my biggest curiosity is these :

InkedP1120420_LI.jpg


Probably nothing to do with anything and I should mind my own business ... but my curiosity is piqued!


They are just to hold down the fertilizer cakes. Still there from last summer..

Regarding this species, I'd have to say that it's not too easy to make the twigs do what you want! They grow at any angle - up, down, sideways, towards the inside of the tree etc. Most of these need to be cut off which delays the ''desification''
Nothing like a Melaleuca or other kinds of Leptos for example. I won't be doing any more of these with so many better things to choose from.
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Re: Lemon scented T

Postby Ryceman3 » August 6th, 2018, 2:04 pm

Ha, yep... simple explanation. Curiosity satisfied... thanks!
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