YAE! (Yet Another Elm) Question

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YAE! (Yet Another Elm) Question

Post  JimLewis on Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:34 pm

I got my first Chinese elm about 35 years into my bonsai adventure as they were not (and still aren't) my favorite tree. But I have it. And I have a front dilemma.

This was my planned original front . . .



. . . but the more I looked at it the less I liked it. (Note: The V between the trunk and the branch began as a much wider V but I managed to narrow the gap.)

Then I decided that this might be the front . . .



. . . and it still gives me a better feel than the original. But . . .

Then I began to wonder if this might be better -- even with all that foliage starting you in the face . . .



. . . so, if you can tell from the photos, what say any of you?

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Re: YAE! (Yet Another Elm) Question

Post  Guest on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:42 pm

Hi Jim

The second photo is my prefered front, when looking at the photos.

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Re: YAE! (Yet Another Elm) Question

Post  JimLewis on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:13 pm

Thanks. Me too -- I think.

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Post  Cockroach on Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:43 am

I agree with Yvonne. Second is best from my limited experience.

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YAE (yet another elm) question

Post  moyogijohn on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:49 am

JIM,, Been away 4 days..i like your elm of course !! my opion the second picture should be the front.. nice tree,,let us know what you do.. take care john

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Post  Marty Weiser on Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:17 am

I like the third. I see a pirouetting dancer - a very dynamic image for a bonsai.

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Re: YAE! (Yet Another Elm) Question

Post  JimLewis on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:24 pm

Hmmm. I see the twist, but "dancer" doesn't come to my mind. Interesting thought. I'll be watching and studying the tree for a while, I guess.

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Re: YAE! (Yet Another Elm) Question

Post  maraga on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:49 pm

the 3rd picture shows the best nebari (once you get rid of these tubes...)
I suggest you to start from scratch on this face. the branch structure is, anyway, really poor. so don't focus too much on it for now.

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Re: YAE! (Yet Another Elm) Question

Post  Guest on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:06 pm

The nebari is a bit better on the third photo...but the entire trunk is turned away from the viewer, to me is that a bigger flaw..I still prefer the the second.

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