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Some of my Red Ficus

Post  jolz on Mon May 07, 2012 3:52 pm

Good day IBC,
I just want to show some of my Red Ficus, although they have already peaked from being purely red. Few days from now they will finally settle to being green leafed again until the next defoliation. Comments are always welcome.
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Re: Some of my Red Ficus

Post  Poink88 on Mon May 07, 2012 5:17 pm

Wow Jolz, that is quite a collection. I specially like the last one.
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Post  jolz on Mon May 07, 2012 7:36 pm

Poink88 wrote:Wow Jolz, that is quite a collection. I specially like the last one.

Thanks Dario,
The last pic, that's quite a heavy one, about 18 inch in trunk diameter. I have few more of these Ficus variety and still under training. The first and the fourth photos are my first ever bonsais, dug near my former workplace around 20 years ago, during the time when I was not so serious in this craft and no IBC yet to teach, comment or criticize my early works.
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Post  Sakaki on Tue May 08, 2012 4:27 am

Hi Jols,

What a great & extraordinary collection is this? Smile
Really wonderful!!!
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Post  Jerry Meislik on Tue May 08, 2012 8:04 am

Jolz,
Very nice work. I love this species.
Could you take a close-up picture of the leaves for me?
Thanks.
Jerry
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Post  CraftyTanuki on Tue May 08, 2012 10:35 am

Wow wonderful trees mate, what is the scientific name? Ficus ???
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Post  Poink88 on Tue May 08, 2012 4:47 pm

CraftyTanuki wrote:Wow wonderful trees mate, what is the scientific name? Ficus ???
Through google...Ficus Concina
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Post  Sakaki on Tue May 08, 2012 5:16 pm

Poink88 wrote:
CraftyTanuki wrote:Wow wonderful trees mate, what is the scientific name? Ficus ???
Through google...Ficus Concina

Dario

Do you still have problem with displaying images?
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Post  Poink88 on Tue May 08, 2012 5:19 pm

Sakaki wrote:
Dario

Do you still have problem with displaying images?
Only at work. I think they block the image hosting site for IBC.
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Post  Sakaki on Tue May 08, 2012 5:24 pm

Poink88 wrote:
Sakaki wrote:
Dario

Do you still have problem with displaying images?
Only at work. I think they block the image hosting site for IBC.

Not a block!
it's about DNS setting difference between your PCs at home and office.
I sent you a PM with a link which solves the problem, check it Smile

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Re: Some of my Red Ficus

Post  Ferdie * on Thu May 10, 2012 6:52 am

Jolz,

I like your collections of ficus, i have few of that i dont know if you seen it, but i do admire your collections, the manner how it grown and formed to such creation, how i wish i have one of those, Razz Laughing
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Post  jolz on Thu May 10, 2012 2:03 pm

Ferdie * wrote:Jolz,

I like your collections of ficus, i have few of that i dont know if you seen it, but i do admire your collections, the manner how it grown and formed to such creation, how i wish i have one of those, Razz Laughing

Ferdie,
Just an hour ago, I went to the field were these big Red Ficus grew, took some fruits as this is their fruiting season. I'm drying them now under the sun and 2 to 3 days from now, I will be sending them to Jerry Meislik in Montana, he's very lucky and just in time for the ficus fruiting season. Below is another Ficus Concina that I trained in Horai style, a Chinese Calligraphy imitation that means long life. The photo was taken a year ago and I have already posted it before in my older thread.
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Post  jolz on Thu May 10, 2012 2:13 pm

Another small ficus in Horai style. Around 8 years old. All of my ficus bonsais except from the biggest one came from just sprouted seeds the reason that most of them are trained them in twisted styles.
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Post  Ferdie * on Thu May 10, 2012 2:17 pm

Thats really nice Jolz, its great, i love it, specially no. 5 and 6, how i wish, i can adopt one of your collections. Wow! Laughing bounce thumbs up
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Post  dexworks on Thu May 10, 2012 5:11 pm

Jolz,

Great collection you have there!

Question, I am field-growing a lot of these Red Balete, and I noticed that my trees have Two different shades of bark color. The other one is the exact same color as yours, and the other one is dark brown, but the leaves are just the same. Do you think this is normal or is it a different variety of Ficus Concina?

Thanks in advance.

Derick
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Post  jolz on Thu May 10, 2012 5:59 pm

dexworks wrote:Jolz,

Great collection you have there!

Question, I am field-growing a lot of these Red Balete, and I noticed that my trees have Two different shades of bark color. The other one is the exact same color as yours, and the other one is dark brown, but the leaves are just the same. Do you think this is normal or is it a different variety of Ficus Concina?

Thanks in advance.

Derick

Derick,
It's the same variety, eventually the dark colored bark will fade in time. The reason why most of the bark in my bonsais are light in color is because of the water scales, the water I'm using here in our place came from deepwell; minerals like calcium and magnesium bicarbonates are abundant in our water. These bicarbonates will turn into carbonates once dried. This question was earlier asked to me by my good friend and mentor madam Fely Gupit before as she's wondering why most of my trees has pale trunk color. In streets in Manila you will notice that most trees barks has darker color, but that is another story; soot accumulation due to unburned diesel fuel of some vehicles causes this phenomenon. Any reader please correct me, if someone is in doubt about my observations and opinions.
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Post  Poink88 on Thu May 10, 2012 8:16 pm

jolz wrote:Just an hour ago, I went to the field were these big Red Ficus grew, took some fruits as this is their fruiting season. I'm drying them now under the sun and 2 to 3 days from now, I will be sending them to Jerry Meislik in Montana, ...
Now I am jealous Wink LOL.

Kidding aside, this is ficus, I would think propagating via cuttings will be faster than seed. At least for you, it is different for Jerry to establish the initial stock. Is this not so?
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Post  Guest on Thu May 10, 2012 9:39 pm

jolz wrote:
Just an hour ago, I went to the field were these big Red Ficus grew, took some fruits as this is their fruiting season. I'm drying them now under the sun and 2 to 3 days from now, I will be sending them to Jerry Meislik in Montana, he's very lucky and just in time for the ficus fruiting season.

cheers
That's Great Jolz...I was preparing a cutting for him, no leaves no roots just matured branch. guess you'll send it first. I am finding it difficult to find seeds here in the city.

Good luck Jerry. they grow very fast here.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  Robert Steven on Thu May 10, 2012 9:50 pm

jolz wrote:Below is another Ficus Concina that I trained in Horai style, a Chinese Calligraphy imitation that means long life. The photo was taken a year ago and I have already posted it before in my older thread.
Regards,
Jolz


Jolz,

I have been trying to find a nice picture of this "Chao Shu Penjing" for my coming book..and now this is !
Can you do me a favour to take another picture of this tree from the eye-level with plain backgound..and ofcourse your permission to use it for my coming book.

Thanks in advance buddy.
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Post  dexworks on Thu May 10, 2012 10:04 pm

Jolz,

Your explanation about different bark color makes a lot of sense, however, in my case, it might not be the reason though... these "farmed" trees rarely receive any watering from me, they are left to fend for themselves, except in extreme drought...

Another info worth mentioning is that the dark-colored trunks came from bird droppings that self-seeded in a pile of dried leaves on roof gutters, and the light colored trunks came from cuttings.

Thanks for the reply and info...

Derick
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Post  jolz on Fri May 11, 2012 12:40 pm

Jolz,

I have been trying to find a nice picture of this "Chao Shu Penjing" for my coming book..and now this is !
Can you do me a favour to take another picture of this tree from the eye-level with plain backgound..and ofcourse your permission to use it for my coming book.

Thanks in advance buddy.




No problem Robert, Here it is:






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Post  Robert Steven on Fri May 11, 2012 1:05 pm

Hi Jolz, thanks so much.... cheers
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