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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:12 am

sorry to shout in the thread topic but it really is hard to whisper a word like SPEKBOOM silent

had an awesome day yesterday with the milwaukee chapter of the AAC (arbor arts collective) and built this lil spekboom grouping in the lush environs of member ron fortmann (who is also the proprietor of ancient arts bonsai www.aabonsai.com)















took about 5 hours and several "re-doings" before i was happy with it...

it may not be evident in the photos, but the whole 'scape is on a downhill slope, which is why the lower tree on the right is "falling" in that direction... intentional... some of that downhill will be accentuated as it grows and develops...

the separate rock will be changed out, but thats what i had at the time...

the goal now is to fatten up the trunks and create one intertwined, contiguous and inseparable canopy (and root system)

the 3 Cs are, as always, welcome.

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Post  LanceMac10 on Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:27 am

Cool, bro.......one question.....where might this interesting composition be touching down this winter? tongue

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:01 am

i jush' figgered i'd ***hic*** schtik it unner a binch inna yard an sheee wha 'appans drunken


actually, its wintorial disposition shall be in the vestibule of ma' lord and paycheck autographer.
(aka my office lobby) Cool

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Post  Precarious on Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:45 am

Hey Kevin. What catches my eye the most, and it's a cool effect, is the lower pad of grass stepping up to another pad, stepping over to the taller brown grass, then the eye wants to follow some expectation of a path back across the scene and up the hill through the trees. Well done!
Concern: do you have enough soil in that to fatten up those trunks as you mentioned?

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Post  twyama3388 on Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:06 am

A bar chair just as a turn table for work.
The homemade pot rock it with spekboom group plating and weeds which looks very natural.
Sloping hillside to make the plant look like growing edge of the cliff.
Uneven bottom pot seems to be a movement.
Nice job!

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:35 pm

thanks david... and i do believe i have enough soil in there as i had to sacrifice some of the rock features along the interior of the back wall in order to ensure that i do... hoping as time goes on, some of those hollows will become more visible again.

twyama - thank you very much !

oh yeah - thanks to john geanangel for the muck recipe !!!
so far the best and simplest one i have tried yet...

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:51 pm

Be honest brother Kevin. Do you only have these so you can say "Spekboom" as often as possible? I'll let you in on a secret. I'm looking for one for the very same reason Smile

Have a great week!
Sam

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:59 pm

hey hey brother sam !

yes it is almost as much fun saying "spek-BOOM" as it is to say "salsa" (seinfeld reference)

if you are serious about wanting one, i could maybe get one rooted up for you and bring it down in october...
just let me know.

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:22 pm

beer city snake wrote:hey hey brother sam !

yes it is almost as much fun saying "spek-BOOM" as it is to say "salsa" (seinfeld reference)

if you are serious about wanting one, i could maybe get one rooted up for you and bring it down in october...
just let me know.

Definitely! That'd be awesome!

It must be impossible for a Spanish person to order seltzer and not get salsa. You have the seltzer after the salsa Smile

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:26 pm

LOL !

will do re: the s-boom... just set yourself up a reminder to remind me...
i tend to root and pot up my cuttings to sell at our september show,
but if you remind me like the 1st week of september, i will pick out a nice one for you...

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:34 pm

beer city snake wrote:LOL !

will do re: the s-boom... just set yourself up a reminder to remind me...
i tend to root and pot up my cuttings to sell at our september show,
but if you remind me like the 1st week of september, i will pick out a nice one for you...

You da man. I take back most of everything I said about you earlier today Smile

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:39 pm

Sam Ogranaja wrote:You da man. I take back most of everything I said about you earlier today Smile

no need for that... talking shit about, and laughing at myself pretty much takes the sting out of other's jabs Wink

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Post  bigbabol on Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:15 pm

You know, in my country we call the plant in last picture is dollar tree so now you are a rich man Smile

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:56 pm

yes i am a very rich man...

in all manner except money Cool

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Post  bigbabol on Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:58 am

Kakakka Smile keep it carefully from bad guys man

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Post  DougB on Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:45 pm

Hey Sam is SPEKBOOM grown in beer legal here in NC? Better check so the revenuers don't get together for a raid!

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:26 am

You gonna like it even more now, Kevin. Spekboom translated to English is 'Bacontree'. Spek is bacon in Dutch and Afrikaans, and boom means tree.
Spoiler alert: I don't think it tastes like bacon Neutral

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:43 pm

NO WAY !!!
REALLY ???

thats tooooo cool...

danke !!!

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:11 pm

Nice work Kevin, it can only improve with age....

'Dankie' in Afrikaans,  'Danke' I think is Dutch

Yes its correct if you directly translate the word, but correctly Spekboom translates to Elephant's food.
http://www.spekboomfoundation.co.za/about.html

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:51 pm

dankie andre !

i never knew there was a spekboom foundation...
do they have a king ?
if not, i know just the jocolor for the job !

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:05 pm

Danke is actually German, the Dutch equivalent is 'dankjewel' or 'dankje', which is short for 'dankjewel'.
The a is pronounced like the a in 'after', and the e is pronounced like the u in 'ugly'. Yes, weird, I know Wink
Dankie for the explanation Andre!

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Post  Precarious on Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:43 pm

Great article!
All this time Kevin's growing these, and we never knew they were consuming carbon like a teenager sucks up chips and soda.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:22 pm

yep... just doing my janitorial duty as a planetoidial steward

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Post  Andrew Legg on Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:56 pm

......and if you chew the leaves it helps with lactation. Great if you have just given birth and are struggling, but not so hot if you are 6 foot and have hair on your chest! Shocked Now to work out how to explain to you foreigners how to pronounce it correctly cheers

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:04 pm

Andrew Legg wrote:......and if you chew the leaves it helps with lactation. Great if you have just given birth and are struggling, but not so hot if you are 6 foot and have hair on your chest! Shocked  Now to work out how to explain to you foreigners how to pronounce it correctly cheers

after andre's recommendation i have been putting it on my salad occasionally...
the small leaves are a bit bitter but the large ones are delicious and almost citrus-ey ?

so, is it pronounced speck-BOOM or schpakbuum or spekenzieboomboom or... ?

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