Tiny Cotoneaster raft accent/mame

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Tiny Cotoneaster raft accent/mame

Post  JimLewis on Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:42 pm

I've been working on this one three years now. It is in one of Robert Wallace's lovely pots.

Posted mostly because I had to do SOMETHING related to bonsai on the sixth day of solid rain. Seven inches and counting.

And also to offset all these humongous stumps I've been seeing. Shocked


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Tiny Cotoneaster raft accent/mame

Post  Guest on Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:48 pm

Hi Jim. Is the deadwood at the base attached? Has'nt rained in Suffolk for three months! Guess thats not what you want to hear right now?

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Post  Storm on Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:21 am

Seems like the weather is now coming in my direction. Atually, im glad..
Nice tree you have there, I would like to see how it is when it gets older. Quite interesting to look at

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Post  bonsai monkey on Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:06 am

Hi Jim,
Nice little tree. I do have a fondness for Cotoneaster's & Mame/Shohin trees, as Andy may well tell you Laughing

I must try and post some of the (many) little critters that I've been working on.
Is it true what John Pitt told me that there are more types of trees than Cotoneasters that make good Bonsai bounce

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:23 pm

That's just a little piece of driftwood.

Yeah. I like crape myrtle and privet, too. Smile

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Post  AlainK on Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:23 pm

JimLewis wrote:That's just a little piece of driftwood.
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Not bad: using artifice to enhance the overall look of a plant should count I think.

The movement of the dead wood and the movement of the trunk are in harmony, I was tricked at first, before reading the comments. Looked like a snake to me, a shapein harmnony betwwen the dead wood and the live 'trunk'. I like a lot.

Very artistic to my taste, a very good composition, I like this approach very much.

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:52 pm

Many thanks, Alain. I had that little 2-inch piece of driftwood (found on a Florida beach) on a bookshelf for 8-10 years. It has wonderful grain and swirls in it. It's much prettier when dry.

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