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Post  ray78 on Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:45 pm

Hi friends,

Do you think this has chance to be literati or should I just chop it?





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Sorry for the red background. Comments are most welcome.

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Ray
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Re: potential bougainvillea literati

Post  JimLewis on Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:48 am

If the wall shows standard size bricks, that is awfully tall. I'd recommend a series of air layers so you don't waste that lovely old bark.

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Post  milehigh_7 on Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:27 am

Now this is just my opinion but i would chop it. You should be able to make a cutting out of each 6" piece if you want. Just secure them into a pot with wet sand and you should be good.

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Re: potential bougainvillea literati

Post  ray78 on Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:26 pm

Jim,

Height is 30 inches.

Milehigh,

That's also an option.

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Re: potential bougainvillea literati

Post  marcus watts on Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:37 pm

hi,
A convincing literati still needs to taper from bottom to top so I personally would not bother with this material in that route - the middle section is just a long straight stick as it is.

boug will be a showy tree - glitz and colour - literati is a bare bones expression of hardship and minimalism so the two dont really work together either I feel. If this were mine it would be airlayed at the top, thrown away in the middle, and regrown from the bottom. -

cheers Marcus

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Re: potential bougainvillea literati

Post  ray78 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:16 am

Thanks Marcus. I'll take that into consideration.

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Post  cbobgo on Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:56 pm

If you could get more movement into the straighter parts of the trunk, this could make an interesting and unusual bunjin. But I have a feeling that it is probably not very flexible.

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