Phoenix graft to Literati

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Phoenix graft to Literati

Post  JimLewis on Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:37 pm

Kevin's discussion of making his fist tanuki got me looking at the one I made back in the mid 1990s.



(probably not the best pic I have.)  And, I discovered that it REALLY bored me.  

This morning, I dismantled it, cleaned it up, and made something else out of it.  



That is the current front.

Another front (just turned a little bit):



Still work to be done.  It MAY go into that green pot, or I may ditch what's now in the orange pot the tanuki lived in for a while and use that one.   I'll put more work into the deadwood when the wood has dried.   The jury is out on whether more foliage needs to go, so suggestions will be appreciated..

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Re: Phoenix graft to Literati

Post  Jesse McMahon on Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:45 pm

I'm liking the change, Jim. Need to come get a look see in person soon.

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Re: Phoenix graft to Literati

Post  DougB on Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:55 pm

I like the blue color, but as a final pot it is too big. I also like the 2nd picture and would probably want a greater slant. Not sure about the foliage, when it is thinned out a bit. Looking forward to some more pics.

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Post  steveb on Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:41 am

I actually like the first front better. The tree moves to the right but not before the tree resolves itself to the left with the abrupt bend at the top. I really like that. The second front is a more static.

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Re: Phoenix graft to Literati

Post  Precarious on Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:32 pm

I think even the tanuki pot is too deep for this, plus maybe it's part of what was boring to you. Are you potting down in stages, or do you like the deeper pots?

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:04 pm

I've been gravitating to deeper pots in the last few years because I'm unable to be out there fussing and watering, etc. as I once did. I try to move them into more appropriate pots when/if I show anything.

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Re: Phoenix graft to Literati

Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:32 pm

JimLewis wrote:Kevin's discussion of making his fist tanuki...

me ???

i dont recall making a "tanuki"...
but, if i did so without saying "excuse me", i apologize Embarassed Wink

and i agree with the first viewing angle as it keeps that lowest branch in play with the movement

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Re: Phoenix graft to Literati

Post  JimLewis on Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:47 pm

beer city snake wrote:
JimLewis wrote:Kevin's discussion of making his fist tanuki...

me ???

i dont recall making a "tanuki"...
but, if i did so without saying "excuse me", i apologize :oops: ;)

and i agree with the first viewing angle as it keeps that lowest branch in play with the movement

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t15355-phoenix-grafts AKA tanuki.

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Re: Phoenix graft to Literati

Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:05 pm

i kinda thought you were referring to that, but i just now googled tanuki and it appears that is a japanese raccoon dog, and i know i didnt make one of those ! Razz



a startling result of the google search is their renown for enormous...
well... i will let the pictures do the talking








just trying to throw some humor your way jim... Wink

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Re: Phoenix graft to Literati

Post  Precarious on Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:15 pm

You set him up Kev. You blatantly set him up for that.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:26 am

aw man david... i wish i had, because that would have been brilliant !!!
but alas, i really didnt google it until after my initial reply...

pretty cool though...
now i want one !!!
just a statue though, not a live one...

i bet they are... er... ahem... ah... messy. Embarassed

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