Port Jackson Fig verticle landscape by Alpineart

Port Jackson Fig verticle landscape by Alpineart
User avatar
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 3408
Joined: November 7th, 2008, 11:21 am

Port Jackson Fig verticle landscape by Alpineart

April 6th, 2010, 12:08 pm

User avatar
Posts: 3408
Joined: November 7th, 2008, 11:21 am
Favorite Species: [color=green]Casuarina[/color]
Bonsai Age: 15
Bonsai Club: AusBonsai & The School of Bonsai
Location: Sydney

by Steven » April 6th, 2010, 1:29 pm

alpineart wrote:This is a ISHITSUKI or Vertical landscape of Port Jackson figs .Originally 3 seedlings were purchased about 9 years ago from a nursery , i kept 1 for myself and the other 2 were given to my Neices as gifts .Over the first Winter the frost killed all my figs however the girls lived in Melbourne and their's survived .

Over the next 7 years Nicole and Megan used these Potted plants as cricket wickets , originally they were using foam rubber bats and balls .They progressed into the real Mc Coy cricket gear except for the wickets. The trees took a pounding having branches smashed off continuously .I potted them into 250mm round pots in 2006 placing a rock in each to stabilize their "wickets" not for any other purpose .

On the 9 / 4 / 2009 both girls decided i should have them back because they didn't want to look after them .I potted them into cheap bonsai pots and and returned home with them . On the 11 / 4 / 2009 i decided to cut loose on them and removed the damaged foliage and branches and try my hand a propagating the cuttings . A restyle took place on 1 tree due to the major damage the other was salvaged .

On the 24 /3 /2010 after careful consideration a decided to put together this Ishitsuki , Saikei or Penjing in my words " Vertical landscape ".I chose the main tree from the 2 returned "The cliff dweller" restyled and 9 of the branch cuttings that were taken on the 11 / 4 / 09 . The vertical landscape rock was designed and constructed by me along with the tray it resides in .

Height overall is 1000mm
Width of main tree is 400mm
Height of the tree is 300mm
Trunk diameter is 50mm
Weight is around 24 kg
Time in training in the current position is 6 days
Vertical rock and tray by Ian Bransden "Alpineart"
Styled and designed by Ian Bransden "Alpineart"

Original topic: viewtopic.php?f=127&t=4278
User avatar
Posts: 163
Joined: March 12th, 2010, 11:50 pm
Favorite Species: Pines and Juniper
Location: Sydney

by blkrota » April 8th, 2010, 11:27 am

That has got to be the coolest root over rock i have seen, the lines in the rock makes it look like a moss water fall.
Posts: 0
Joined: July 24th, 2009, 7:01 pm
Favorite Species: 0
Bonsai Age: 0
Bonsai Club: 1
Location: Byron Bay

by mandolin » April 9th, 2010, 7:28 pm

Very impressive creation. I am having a go at root over rock, moss and Saikei at the moment and your work has inspired me. Did you make the rock ?
User avatar
Posts: 481
Joined: November 13th, 2008, 9:39 pm
Favorite Species: Cedrus Lonicera & Larix
Bonsai Age: 28
Location: South Yorkshire UK

by stymie » June 2nd, 2010, 5:09 am

It's great but how the heck do you keep that tree watered?
User avatar
Posts: 4638
Joined: July 14th, 2009, 9:04 pm
Favorite Species: Pinus Maples
Bonsai Age: 26
Bonsai Club: Ausbonsai
Location: Myrtleford VIC

by alpineart » June 4th, 2010, 7:48 am

Hi blkrota ,its good to see another person with a similar vision ,referring to the Moss Waterfall

Hi mandolin the rock was a project of mine .Thanks

Hi stymie ,how do you bloke in the Northern Hemisphere water your trees .I use a garden hose to water all my plants .Its just a another root over rock , it wont wash off .Cheers
Posts: 103
Joined: September 15th, 2010, 9:39 pm
Favorite Species: Port Jackson Fig
Bonsai Age: 0
Location: Brisbane

by bonsai_Dan » October 3rd, 2010, 6:16 pm

Very nice.
Posts: 21
Joined: October 31st, 2010, 11:33 am
Favorite Species: JPS
Bonsai Age: 1
Location: Canley Heights, Sydney, NSW Australia

by Vinhauctions » October 31st, 2010, 12:29 pm

Wow cool looking
User avatar
Posts: 1154
Joined: February 5th, 2010, 5:31 pm
Favorite Species: :-)
Bonsai Age: 9
Bonsai Club: Waverley
Location: Sth East burbs, Melbourne (VIC)

by cre8ivbonsai » January 13th, 2011, 9:37 pm

Alpineart, that is amazing :worship: what type of rock is it? and is it solid or many pieces "glued' together? Love it - the blue background utilised for the photography is also very striking :tu:

Return to “Australian Native Bonsai Awards 2010”