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Another flowering quince

Post  Randy_Davis on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:36 pm

Just started flowering and thought I'd post a pic. Still 3 more years of development to get a fuller canopy but the color is eye-popping. Sure wish there were early shows in the US for early flowering things.

Comments pro and con are always gladly accepted and fun to read.


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Re: Another flowering quince

Post  MrFancyPlants on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:49 pm

Striking pot combination. I think I would always pass by that pot if I saw it on a shelf, but I really like the way it turned out. It is not too gaudy for flowers like those.

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David

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Re: Another flowering quince

Post  lackhand on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:49 am

I could comment on the branch ramification, but as you said, it just needs a few more years. The flowering species are really beginning to grow on me. Very nice.

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Re: Another flowering quince

Post  0soyoung on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:40 am

I was thinking 'oh gawd another vain see my quince thread, but WTF take a look.' My eyes popped.

That's very nice.

Glad I took a look - thanks.

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Re: Another flowering quince

Post  kora on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:59 am

Well, there are early shows-in California- maybe its time for East coast and Midwest cost people to organize a winter silhouette type show-this specimen will be worthy. Problem is, that most people in that region still have their trees in winter mode-so yes, its a conundrum,kora

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Re: Another flowering quince

Post  will baddeley on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:12 am

Hello Randi. Do you intend on taking some of the front branches away so you can view the trunk line? It looks like a fountain at the moment I think.

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Re: Another flowering quince

Post  fredtruck on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:23 am

I think you should, over the next few years, raise the tree so the surface roots are exposed. These will harden off and thicken rapidly. Clumps of quince usually have "trunks" made in this way.

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Post  Fore on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:47 pm

fredtruck wrote:I think you should, over the next few years, raise the tree so the surface roots are exposed. These will harden off and thicken rapidly. Clumps of quince usually have "trunks" made in this way.

Fred, are you suggesting this b/c it's a clump style specifically?

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Re: Another flowering quince

Post  dick benbow on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:05 pm

Kora,
here in Seattle we have our flower and garden show coming up at the convention center. I was there yesterday
helping to set up our Bonsai club's booth.
Most of the material for the big garden floor displays were placed in greenhouses and pushed to have trees and shrubs in full leaf and flower. As I type this it's 33 F here in the suburbs.

I like the idea of a silhouette show and early flower show. It lifts spirits even tho spring is a way aways. It's so nice to walk thru the flower and garden show and see spring right before your eyes Smile


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Post  fredtruck on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:06 pm

Usually, a quince, whether a clump or single trunk or other style will benefit visually from having the broadest base possible. This is because it takes a very long time to get a quince trunk even .75" in diameter.

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Post  Fore on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:22 pm

fredtruck wrote:Usually, a quince, whether a clump or single trunk or other style will benefit visually from having the broadest base possible. This is because it takes a very long time to get a quince trunk even .75" in diameter.
I see. Thank You Fred!

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Re: Another flowering quince

Post  Randy_Davis on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:31 pm

will baddeley wrote:Hello Randi. Do you intend on taking some of the front branches away so you can view the trunk line? It looks like a fountain at the moment I think.

Hi All, and thanks for the comments

Will - No, I don't intend to open up the front to see the trunk (he he he - there is no trunk!) and your Fountain analogy is quite apropos for what the long term objective of this shrub ((I hesitate to say "tree") is. My intent over the next few years is to make this a project about general design and composition (pot and tree combinations) rather than strictly adhering to Bonsai design guidelines. For this composition, a clean dense canopy tightly trimmed along with the "Art deco" contaier is just to evoke the feelings of the western designs of the 1930's (simple, pretty but not much in the way of a story to tell). I'm planning on makening another container in the "art nuvo" style and make the same shrub evoke the image of an L.C. Tiffany lamp (I might even include an electric cord and plug along with a pull chain) and call it "The Red Light" (remember the old saying "Red sky in the morning sailors take warning, Red light at night sailors delight"). Or, I can envisage working with some of my sculpture friends at our local art school and make a composition that tells the story of Solome and John the Baptist. I'm quite supprised that this thread has not been visited by the Bonsai POLICE here on the forum yet to complain aobut the pot selection that I have made in this composition.

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Re: Another flowering quince

Post  dick benbow on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:49 pm

Hmmmm.....This is the bonsai police! Get your hands up and step away from the pot...there, how's that ! Smile
LOL
I love quince and encourage anyone to post a picture of what they're doing with theirs. One of mine in the ground has had a couple blossum but the weather has quickly destroyed them. It;s such a dark red it's almost black. A friend got it for me and shipped in up from california. The growing habit is ultra straight and it does not do well to be wired. Hopefully I can get a picture soon.

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Re: Another flowering quince

Post  kora on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:34 pm

I like the plant,pot combination-it would make a great second tree(but its not quite a bonsai in my mind) in a modern 3 point display-just one opinion, but for the purists amongst you-this might be controvercial-hurrah,kora

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