Crassula tetragona, Windswept

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Crassula tetragona, Windswept

Post  Andre Beaurain on Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:14 am

This is not an peticularly nice Bonsai, but whenever it flowers its lovely, what do you think?


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Post  Twisted Trees on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:58 pm

Putting some moss on the soil would improve it.

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:22 am

..........moss on the roots........right.

Does it look like as if the wind is blowing, at least?

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Post  Sabi on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:55 am

Andre Beaurain wrote:..........moss on the roots........right.

Does it look like as if the wind is blowing, at least?

Not really to be honest Andre

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:30 am

O .... silent ............ scratch ..................... tongue

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Post  Sabi on Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:38 am

Hey Andre, sorry I couldn't be a bit more supportive or give you advice. I've only been into bonsai 3 years and I really struggle to design any style on a tree, let alone windswept. It just doesn't look convincing. That's as honest and open as I can be. I hope this doesn't come across the wrong way Very Happy

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:09 pm

of course it does'nt come up the wrong way Sabi, I'm always cool mate...... I'm a man, give it to me !

how else can one learn and be objective.

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Post  mambo on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:52 pm

Hi Andre,

True windswept trees are not easy. This is why you don't see many around, so don't get disheartened. Being an expressive style, a windswept tree must be in complete harmony with the image you are attempting to portray. This goes from the set of the roots that should anchor the tree firmly to the pot or slab, to the angle of the trunk or trunks, and the movement in them all the way to through the branches to the tips of the foliage. It is the movement that you get into the tree that tells the story and allows you to "feel the wind".

I am lucky to have Tarifa 40km from where I live that is one of the windier spots on earth, so I have lots of subjects to study! If you look at windswept trees in the wild, look up into the branches and you will see the movement I mention that the wind causes, also look at the foliage and how the wind often pinches it back continuously into a dense mass or sometimes pinches all the foliage off the first part of the windward side of the branches. Then look at the apex of foliage on the branches that usually points slightly upwards at the tips as the new growth struggles to grow upwards against the wind pushing it down towards the light...

I hope this helps.

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Post  vietnhat on Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:08 pm

Hi Andre,
I can not clearly see its flowers. Photograph slightly translucent. But I see this tree flowers are beautiful.
In my personal opinion. This tree by wind catching designs are trained not beatiful.if I were you, I would do trees look straight, shorter by its philosophy.
Sorry if I'm not right. Anyway, I appreciate your doing.

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Post  Andrew Legg on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:14 pm

Lekker broken off branch mate! Hulle krap nou in hulle koppe rond! LOL

Trunk and foliage tell a different story to me Andre.

I'm k a k with names, but are you the fella I bump into from time to time at Rudi's place, or have I got the wrong person?

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Andrew

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:09 am

vietnhat wrote:Hi Andre,

In my personal opinion. This tree by wind catching designs are trained not beatiful.

Morning guys.

Thanks Vietnhat for your input.... I will follow your virtual and do my tree this way, its looks great.

I was trying my luck with this tree: It fell of the Bonsai table about two weeks ago. I found it lying on its side, broken branch, but all the foliage grew towards the light. When I picked it up and held it in my hand, it looked as if the wind was blowing it.......to me.

So, now I realize that no-one else see this. So I will change it from Widswept design to........wait for it...............

Phototrophic design , hahahahhahhahaaahhaha

Andrew

Yes definately me hanging around Rudi Adams bonsai nursery. If we go to town, wich is very few and far between, I always pop infor a visit. Did the Bonsai-course there as well in October. Thought I had to do it sooner or later.

Wie is jy Andrew?....Werk jy nie daar nie? I'm also kak with names.... I can only remember plant names. Its a curse. Neutral

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:13 am

Seeing that you are helping me with the pink Crassula, what shall I do with Mr. White?

No I'm not talking about the baby pigeon, his name is Mr. Grey haihihihihihih



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Post  Guest on Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:47 am

Andre Beaurain wrote:Seeing that you are helping me with the pink Crassula, what shall I do with Mr. White?

No I'm not talking about the baby pigeon, his name is Mr. Grey haihihihihihih




You can style it like African savannah tree, maybe acacia.

As for the accent pigeon,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Plant it in a bigger container or in the ground, and lets hope it will grow faster,,,hehehe. Hopefully a tail will grow too. pirat


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