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Discussion in 'Maples' started by AlainK, Jun 7, 2021.
I trimmed a bit the branch on the right on this one :
When looking at the "thumbnail", I think I'll do even more drastic pruning on the right...
There's one that I didn't grow, it's from a friend who sold his trees because his health didn't allow him to look after them. So it's sort of making his tree live at least as long as he does, and keeping it beautiful.
I already posted about this 'Beni komachi'. This year, I repotted it and maybe I added too much fertlizer, there are many "reverted" leaves. So I tried to keep it like when it was passed to me. I put a photo of leaves that accidently fell on my Guinness ;0)
Quick pic from last week of the forest. Better pics coming soon.
I hope you won't mind, my 2 €cents:
1 : much too long. can be kept for a couple of weeks, or even months so the base gets strongrer, but will have to be pruned lower.
2: the overall silhouette of the grove - as I can see it ;°)
I don't mind at all Alain. That's exactly what I have in mind.
Oooh bonsai thread!
Not much to offer at the moment but I'll be seeking advice for something I've got on the go at some point soon Alain!
I know you're also over on the bonsainut forum, but I haven't really checked in over there for a year or two now. Just really haven't had time to keep up with all my projects besides keeping them alive! Almost everything needs work unfortunately.
Omg Bonsai thread I so hope to add here soon. I have three trees I’m saving to do bonsai for my grandkids!!!
Thought I would add my first go at a forest. 13 trees in a shallow pot. Three years in the making. To all those bonsai experts on here. Please don't laugh !!
Looking good ! The bigger trees are at the front and the smaller ones at the back, thus giving more perpective. Just one small detail though : the one on the left if oriented to the center, it would be better if the trunk leant to the outside of the pot.
Thanks Alain. I will try that. I'll post another photo in a few weeks after I defoliate to let some light in.
Here it is after some wiring and thining as per Alains suggestion.
Ok ok D. Nice!
Very nice !
'Orange Dream' :
... and the plain Acer palmatum that is my oldest "bonsai" :
Others, "work in progress"... ;-)
Omg too cool. I gotta start trying that
This is a clump I put together in 2020. It have fused already. I haven't pruned it yet.
Haven't tried this yet D, but now I will. Great photos.
young seedlings fuse quick D
Thanks for the tip D.
This 'Orange Dream' I kept ina shaded place. The leaves are yellow with some red on the outer side on a few of them. Here are pictures with a plain Acer palmatum seedling, and a Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper) to show how pale the leaves are :
That’s a great choice for a bonsai… Im really enjoying my full size Orange Dream never considered what it could be in Bonsai - that’s a whole new level of awesome