A new Callistemon

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Re: A new Callistemon

Postby alpineart » April 21st, 2016, 3:52 pm

This was in need of a good work-over and it got it today
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. Turned inside out and around about to end up like this
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. More than happy with the progression over the last 2 years , should look a treat in flower ??.

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Re: A new Callistemon

Postby Elmar » April 21st, 2016, 4:24 pm

Wow, nice! Not sure where your going with it, but the 'plucked' look right now suits the whole look of the tree and pot! Almost as if it's surviving by a thread on a cave somewhere in a very harsh environment... Love the look.
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Re: A new Callistemon

Postby Watto » April 21st, 2016, 5:30 pm

Thanks for the up-date. Progressions are one of my favorites as you get to see how other artists manage their plants and this has really moved in the right direction. Thanks again.
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Re: A new Callistemon

Postby alpineart » April 21st, 2016, 7:41 pm

Elmar wrote:Wow, nice! Not sure where your going with it, but the 'plucked' look right now suits the whole look of the tree and pot! Almost as if it's surviving by a thread on a cave somewhere in a very harsh environment... Love the look.



Hi Elmar , its going exactly how it was planned the day i collected it , I don't know what the plucked look is , but it has been trimmed and wired only . Yes it is surviving and quite well , in my harsh environment . It should still survive if this hasn't killed it , collection didn't , so it has a good chance .

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Re: A new Callistemon

Postby alpineart » April 21st, 2016, 7:52 pm

Hi Watto , mate I don't have the time or patience with dodgy computers , even this new one , and or service providers to do regular topics or updates . I can keep tabs on you buggers but can't log in when I want too . Its a bit like trimming bonsai blind folded and the issues remain even with all the help from Ken . I saw this design the moment I collected the trunk along with a few others however most of the original foliage /shoots died off . This is the only survivor and plaiting the new shoots together adds a bit of alpine character to the work .

its a keeper so i don't mind the character or uniqueness of the trunk or design ..

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Re: A new Callistemon

Postby Elmar » April 21st, 2016, 11:13 pm

alpineart wrote:Hi Elmar , its going exactly how it was planned the day i collected it , I don't know what the plucked look is , but it has been trimmed and wired only . Yes it is surviving and quite well , in my harsh environment . It should still survive if this hasn't killed it , collection didn't , so it has a good chance .

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Sorry mate, that wasn't meant in a mean spirit! I was referring to the last 2 pics, what looks to be defoliated... To me, it looks like it's been living a tortured life (as in as a tree in the wild - not at your hands!). I intended my statement as a compliment. I really like the whole composition, even now, when it's not finished... :oops:
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Re: A new Callistemon

Postby Andreas » April 21st, 2016, 11:31 pm

Nice pick, best of luck
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Re: A new Callistemon

Postby alpineart » April 22nd, 2016, 5:36 am

Hi Elmar , you mean sprit you :whistle: . Mate I wasn't offended my hide a bit thicker than that :lol: . It hasnn't been defoliated but cut back hard and all the un-necessary /unrequired branches and shoots removed :yes: . Life in the wild is sometimes a bit more :yes: tree friendlier than here :oops: . I took it as a compliment honestly , I was just being a bit of a smart arse :palm: .

Like i said in an earlier topic , "no rules here" so I would expect to get a bit of flack but I have worked outside the square and it suits me , I like it . About the only thing that has improved around here is my wiring skills thank to a kick in the butt by an older more experience W.A Member many years ago , my bad attitude remains the same regarding all the other aspects including designs and styles . Dare to be different leaves a lasting impression be it good or bad

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Re: A new Callistemon

Postby alpineart » April 22nd, 2016, 5:40 am

Hi Andreas , thanks mate , luck on the side of the tree , it has grown good roots and it can reside in this pot for a couple of years without and disturbances from me .

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Re: A new Callistemon

Postby zimzallabim » January 14th, 2017, 6:15 pm

How's Th is going?

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