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Post  kauaibonsai on Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:30 am

temperate places are under winter's assault.  not much bonsai activity occurring where snow and below freezing weather prevail.  this gives  tropical guys some space to howl- witness jun's recent posts and those from IBCers in south east asia.  adding a few warm weather contributions from kauai.

best wishes,   sam

macy's bougainvillea under construction
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small premna over stone.
just beginning

large premna raw material

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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:23 am

What is the last tree in the photo Sam, the trunks and bark is similar to Phempis but the leaves looks like wild premna.

Love those kind of material.

regards,
jun  Smile 

PS. yes its almost summer here and it means more works on trees.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:18 pm

Here you are Sam and L.L.B,

it is still cool on this side, and will be so until probably March's end. Cool as in 69 deg.F in the morning and between 84 to 90 deg.F [ apologies to lazy to change to deg.C ] for a half hour by day.

Thought I would add this small youngster to your masterpieces, Sam.

A serissa cutting.
The rock is handmade pottery, as is the pot. Designed so I can lift the 'mountain' out [ as the mountain is hollow and trim the roots as I see fit.

I am hoping, because the 'mountain' is also glazed with a porous glaze, the moss will cover all over and then be removed for design and hopefully encourage roots from the Serissa to travel down the sides, and evolve into a tree over rock style, lazy man way.
Time will tell.
Later.
Khaimraj [ Aaaaawooooooo ]


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Post  kauaibonsai on Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:04 am

sorry I omitted you from the tropical howlers, khaimarj. wasn't intentional.

best wishes, sam

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:58 am

That's probably because Sam, I go up and down the scale with Tropicals, Sub-tropicals and Warm Temperates, AND I have no white wood / driftwood trees, just domes [ like mango trees ] - Laughing Laughing Laughing 

Apologies, I am not an aggressive bonsaist, our island is fertile clays, and healthy trees. Laughing Laughing Laughing 
If you don't mind I will drop off a real tropical later [ forgot that a serissa is Sub-Tropical ]  Embarassed 
Later.
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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:39 am

Here you are Sam,

seagrape from seed and probably close to 20 years old. Sits in my first attempt at a bonsai pot, made in my in first kiln Dad got for me from Paragon, when we lived in Lafayette, Louisiana.
This also a pot that was broken and "glued" back together with a low firing frit [ just in case Dale Cochoy sees this ] I made no attempt to hide the cracks.

I got 45 leaves last year, and removed 12 to put back in the airspaces.
I am trying for 90 leaves this year, if I can figure out how to do it.
I have an ongoing programme with the densification of seagrapes as seen in nature.
Apologies again.
Later.
Khaimraj

She is applying sunblock to her child - Laughing 

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Post  adam1234 on Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:46 pm

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:

Probably the best of all your trees, this one has nice movement and I like the colour of the bark, petioles and leaves, a good attempt.

Adam

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:21 pm

Thank you Adam,

I shall try harder with my other trees.
Yes, the natural qualities of the Seagrape are worth capturing in miniature as a Bonsai.

Here is the tree, just in case you might never have seen one.
Also has purple fruit in bunches like a grape.
Later.
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Post  adam1234 on Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:10 pm

I never knew it would grow that big and it is a large tree, which makes your bonsai even better. It is quite a challenge to contain trees to that size and you have done that successfully for so long.

cheers,
Adam

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Post  adam1234 on Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:13 pm

Khaimraj,

Forgot to thank you for that picture. I lived on the East coast of Africa for a while and that photo just brought a flood of old memories. Thanks.

Adam

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