T U-N Lonicera

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T U-N Lonicera

Post  AlainK on Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:52 pm

A totally un-natural Lonicera.

This is more or less what a Lonicera looks like, a bush with no shape (Nov. 2010):



Now, poor bonsai enthusiast me who can't climb the mountains and take trees from the wild, or invest 100s of $ or £ or €, has been trying to "Express in miniature an experience of nature", or sthg.

Mercredi 9 septembre 2015 :



But I can imagine myself swinging in a hammock, sipping a " 'ti punch " under this "tree", and I like the feeling Laughing

If you like it, you're welcome to share a moment with me, if you don't, there's another thread where to waste your precious time telling everyone what you think "is" bonsai Cool


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Post  LanceMac10 on Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:59 pm

Excellent work, Alain!! Very reminiscent of an old growth tree in an even older forest.

Perhaps you could thin some of the lower growth as it seems to be a bit dense and obscures the tree's quality branching.

Nice job bringing it along and creating a very natural image!!

Vive le France!!!flower

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Post  AlainK on Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:14 pm

Very Happy

Thanks Lance.

Glad to see that Lafayette's and Kosciuszko's values like Freedom of Thought are still alive across the Atlantic cheers


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Post  Bruce Winter on Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:30 am

AlainK wrote:A totally un-natural Lonicera.

This is more or less what a Lonicera looks like, a bush with no shape (Nov. 2010):



Now, poor bonsai enthusiast me who can't climb the mountains and take trees from the wild, or invest 100s of $ or £ or €, has been trying to "Express in miniature an experience of nature", or sthg.

Mercredi 9 septembre 2015 :



But I can imagine myself swinging in a hammock, sipping a " 'ti punch " under this "tree", and I like the feeling Laughing

If you like it, you're welcome to share a moment with me, if you don't, there's another thread where to waste your precious time telling everyone what you think "is" bonsai Cool

I think it "is" bonsai and I very much like it, lower branches and all. The feeling is all.
And... the homage to Lafayette and Kosciuszko cannot be overstated.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:51 pm

if you have another hammock and another "ti punch", i will gladly join you in the moment under your bad-ass tree Cool

nice work over the 5 years and i like it very much.

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Post  AlainK on Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:25 pm

Thanks a lot. I had forgotten Benjamin Franklin, among others because of course the American Revolution was the first one in what we call now "the western countries". But I should have thought of him because that was the name of the high school I went to.

Now back to bonsai. Wink

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Post  Precarious on Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:32 pm

You guys swing in the branches, I'm going to lean back amongst the nebari and look at cloud formations.

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Post  AlainK on Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:24 am

It's incredible how looking at a bonsai can stimulate one's imagination Laughing

Of course it depends on what's deep inside one's brains.

All bonsai enthusiasts in France and French-speaking countries know this page by a reknown cartoonist. I won't translate the whole thing, but the main character says that he has always been interested in miniatures but got tired of electric trains, etc. so he switched to bonsai. In the last frame, he shouts sthg like "Bl**dy kids, how often have I told you not to climb trees!"

Link:
http://www.village-ginkgo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/bonsaifranquinideesnoires.jpg

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Post  John Quinn on Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:08 pm

I like what you've done with it. Do you know what variety of Lonicera it is?

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Post  fiona on Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:28 pm

Looks like Lonicera nitida to me. Alain?

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Re: T U-N Lonicera

Post  AlainK on Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:57 pm

Right, Lonicera nitida. Iris recently pointed out that it's got a new scientific name: Lonicera ligustrina subsp. yunnanensis.

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