Hedera - defoliation, cleaning, remake...slowly coming in super fit form

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Hedera - defoliation, cleaning, remake...slowly coming in super fit form

Post  Sebastijan Sandev on Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:51 pm

This tree was started from a thin branch. It is 18 years in training. It also endured all of my beginners mistakes. And survived! Not only survived but flourished and became a beautiful and unique piece. Not many Hedera bonsai trees, don't you think so?

More photos and story here: http://sandevbonsai.blogspot.com/2013/07/my-famous-tree-full-review-cleaning.html

http://sandevbonsai.blogspot.com/2011/04/hedera-my-forest-friend-in-his-spring.html

VIDEO: http://sandevbonsai.blogspot.com/2011/05/video-sandevbonsai-technics-defoliation_29.html

BEFORE LEAF CUTTING...A BIT NEGLECTED FROM EARLY SPRING


WITHOUT LEAVES


MY WIFE IS CHECKING IF THE WORK WAS DONE PROPERLY Smile


I SEE YOU!

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Re: Hedera - defoliation, cleaning, remake...slowly coming in super fit form

Post  juniper07 on Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:03 pm

That is probably the best Ivy I have ever seen. I don't know how much more ramification you can get from this species. Awesome work.

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Re: Hedera - defoliation, cleaning, remake...slowly coming in super fit form

Post  Sebastijan Sandev on Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:07 pm

Well, can be done a bit better...especialy lower left branch. I'm glad you like it

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:23 pm

Gives me hope for mine.

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Post  Zach Smith on Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:25 am

Superb! Can you post a photo when it leafs back out and isn't so shaggy as before trimming?

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Post  Sebastijan Sandev on Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:27 am

Of course. Photo with fresh new small leaves is coming soon

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Post  kauaibonsai on Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:43 pm

beautiful, sebastijan.

best wishes, sam

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Post  tmmason10 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:29 pm

Great work Sebastian, this is a really nice tree. Must feel good that you have worked on it so long and to see it look so good.

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Post  MikeG on Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:58 pm

Amazing Hedera!

I googled 'Hedera bonsai' after seeing this because I was quite sure I had never seen anything this impressive but had never really looked. I was right. What an impressive, old looking tree made from a vine.
In my search I did see the International Bonsai Academy video with Walter Palls ideas of pot selection for this tree. I'm curious to know why you chose this current pot?

Thanks, Mike

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Post  Sebastijan Sandev on Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:15 pm

Thank you all for your nice words. This tree showes a very important fact in bonsai that just has to be stressed...one factor that you cannot fake or cheat is time. This little hedera seedling has been wired and cut many many times during almost 20 years period. It is not surprising that it came out like that. And also ...it is very veeery hardy. I am beginning to believe that it is undestructible. Why this pot??
I don't know. I just do things acording to my instinct. I wanted a plain and wide space beneath that cascading branch...that's it..o

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Post  MikeG on Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:33 pm

Good enough reason for me. I like it, I was just curious. I'm still learning to style a cohesive design with the living material, let alone matching pots.

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Post  Sebastijan Sandev on Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:41 pm

MikeG wrote:still learning to style a cohesive design with the living material, let alone matching pots.

Thanks, Mike
If you allow me just a friendly advice...well not advice, more like a suggestion...
Learn and see a lot, read everything and listen to everybody...at the end do it your way and as you like it. Finally...you do bonsai for yourself...so, relax and indulge yourself..that is the best way to go Smile

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Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:12 am

Hi Sebastijan,
This tree has a unique "Siren" quality to it; very alluring and seductive. I love it! Great job!
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Post  Marco Giai-Coletti on Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:40 pm

Wow, really good job! I gave up on mine ages ago - it's a garden plant now - should've persevered.

Good advise, btw, re bonsai for yourself. Thanks!

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Post  JMcCoy on Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:38 pm

The branches and roots have a great similarity! Terrific bonsai, absolutely enchanting!

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Post  Sebastijan Sandev on Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:47 pm

Oh well, thank you thank you...
I thought that only I can see beauty and power and charm in hedera bonsai....
Even more...I think that hedera is one fantastic species for bonsaj...cause it makes twists and turns in branches by itself and in most fantastic and natural way. Also it is extremely hardy...almost impossible to kill. Bark has beautiful texture and colour...you would see this if mine was cleaned before taking photos...
If you manage to create a trunk and to keep those twisty branches and bushy and wigorous growth under control ...than you can make beautiful and hardy tree full of character.
I remember one hedera tree from the cemetary...it is one meter high, very thick trunk...growes on the grave stone and the roots are grasping the stone tightly...it is pretty huge...looks ancient too.
Bottom line...fantactic species for bonsai. Shame it is so little in use.

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Post  Andreasdeutscher on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:24 pm

Hi, is there any picture from the beggining? Thx

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Post  Juniperus Californica on Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:02 pm

Beautiful!

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In leaf - again

Post  Sebastijan Sandev on Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:06 pm

My Ivy in leaf after two weeks...

More here: http://sandevbonsai.blogspot.com/2013/07/hedera-in-leaf.html

and here: http://sandevbonsai.blogspot.com/2013/07/my-famous-tree-full-review-cleaning.html









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Post  Jerry Meislik on Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:26 am

Lovely tree. Quite amazing.
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Post  -Daniel- on Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:52 am

Beautiful bonsai, a great job done in time. I think the most beautiful bonsai of this species of ivy.

Imiei compliments, Daniel ThumbsUp Dance 

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