Forsythia windswept

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Forsythia windswept

Post  GreenLarry on Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:42 pm

I was originally going for semi cascade with this air layered Forsythia, began in 2007,but after a couple of years in the ground its saying Windswept to me.

I was wondering about the protocol if this site. I see there's a non-discussion gallery area. Should I use that to post progression photos of my trees (I only have 3 now), and is it ok to include older photos, as a chronology?

Anyway here's the Forsythia.



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Post  JimLewis on Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:10 pm

I was wondering about the protocol of this site.

You put this in the right place. Here we show pictures of trees and discuss them -- pro and con.

Bonsai Questions is for any and all questions about bonsai from tree development to equipment to . . .

The Gallery is for show and tell only -- NO comments.

The Lounge is for most anything else -- so long as it is polite and in more or less good taste.

On your tree, good start toward a windswept. You might consider putting a bend at the ends of some of those more upright branches to appear as if they were being bent by the wind direction.


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Post  Tom Simonyi on Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:17 pm

I agree with Jim...nice beginning with this tree.

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Post  GreenLarry on Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:13 pm

Thanks guys. I was originally thinking Hankengai but I had a sudden aha moment.

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Post  GreenLarry on Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:30 pm

After some time spent upended:



From above. Some refinement needed.



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Post  JimLewis on Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:59 pm

Too many leaves.

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Post  GreenLarry on Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:33 am

JimLewis wrote:Too many leaves.
Too many leaves? Well it has the normal amount, I didnt order extra Wink

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Post  GreenLarry on Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:32 pm

Sketch I made of how I'd like it to look


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Post  Precarious on Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:09 pm

I like the vision you have for the tree, and it certainly looks attainable. Something that bothers me in the front view is the straightness of the main horizontal branch. It needs a little wiggle to it, like your drawing has. Is it beyond wiring at this point? I don't know the material well enough to judge.

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Post  GreenLarry on Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:55 pm

Precarious wrote:I like the vision you have for the tree, and it certainly looks attainable.  Something that bothers me in the front view is the straightness of the main horizontal branch.  It needs a little wiggle to it, like your drawing has.  Is it beyond wiring at this point?  I don't know the material well enough to judge.
Im not sure its beyond wiring, although this species has hollow stems, which become solid when mature. I just don't like wiring. I dont mind small amounts but I usually use other methods. Plus I dont have any wire and cant afford to buy any right now.

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