A new Callistemon

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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by Watto » November 14th, 2018, 5:34 am

Beautiful. You know I love a bonsai in flower and I appreciate you keeping us up to date with the progression.
I see a small problem now though - trimming, shaping, ramification setting, carving and all that is so you may treat us again next year hahaha
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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by alpineart » November 14th, 2018, 8:42 am

Hi Boom64 , mate it's worth the battle to win the war and save another trunk especially when its this big . Some may consider it a waste of time or never be a bonsai but then I have to disagree .

I like big 2 man tree's and this fits the bill , I struggle just to lift the mother at the best of times now I just drag it around .

Cheers Alpine

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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by alpineart » November 14th, 2018, 8:47 am

Hi MJL . mate I'm thick skinned so I don't offend easily but i have been know to bite back a bit . Alien it is and I see a character or possible character in every big trunk I collect .

If only my other natives responded like this I'd be grinning from ear to ear.

Cheers . Alpine

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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by alpineart » November 14th, 2018, 8:51 am

Watto wrote:Beautiful. You know I love a bonsai in flower and I appreciate you keeping us up to date with the progression.
I see a small problem now though - trimming, shaping, ramification setting, carving and all that is so you may treat us again next year hahaha
Hi Watto , mate I try to keep my topics growing , bit like my tree's . Unfortunately some get sold , others die , and I change my mind and reconfigure some so the topics end .

I dont think I will combine this with another trunk so there will be a few more updates along the way as progress is made .

Cheers . Alpine

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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by alpineart » November 14th, 2018, 2:30 pm

I was washed out at work so this got an early treatment
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While carving a few curl grubs surfaced so a re-pot took place also
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Washed down to highlight the carving
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. It just fitted into the only pot I had spare , now all it will need is another rewire and trim . Good things happen on rainy days

Cheers Alpineart
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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by Boics » November 15th, 2018, 9:52 pm

Wow.
You never cease to amaze.
One of the fabulous things about growing bonsai is as you get old and decrepit your trees get old and beautiful

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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by alpineart » November 16th, 2018, 3:15 am

Hi Biocs , mate a 5 hour marathon on the die grinder just to achieve a basic carving has been worth it. The pot doesn't suit but thats an excuse to buy another or maybe manufacture something else .

Cheers . Alpine

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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by Kunzea » November 17th, 2018, 2:56 pm

Well done. One of the more exciting callisti-s I've seen.

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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by alpineart » November 18th, 2018, 11:50 am

Hi Kunzea , its certainly different from the main stream tree design but then again I'm a bit different too .

Cheers . Alpine

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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by Jiro » December 2nd, 2018, 5:33 am

:worship:

Absolutely love it mate, brilliant job.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by alpineart » December 2nd, 2018, 8:08 am

Hi Jiro , thanks mate . I kinda like it too but you never know where its going to end up as far as the final design goes .

Cheers . Alpineart

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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by alpineart » May 13th, 2020, 3:15 pm

This has had a couple of workouts , a while back it was reduced in weight and girth to fit into a smaller pot .
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Today it was re-potted rotated and re-wired into a slightly improved version of the original idea
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As per usual it has many front depending on the owner .

Cheers Alpineart
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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by Stevegg » May 13th, 2020, 3:35 pm

From woe to go. Fantastic. Amazing. Cheers

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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by Kunzea » May 13th, 2020, 3:50 pm

It's shaping up well, Alpi. Always exciting to see what an artist can do. Captures great feeling from an old stump :) 8-) .

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Re: A new Callistemon

Post by greg27 » May 13th, 2020, 3:59 pm

Nice one. Did those branches you plaited together grow into a single branch?

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