Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

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Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:46 pm

Well good job to Kevin and company for getting the IBC back up an running.
Its nice to see our global friends again.

Jay asked for an update on some of my Florida Elms so here is one as of this January in its nude state. The tree is currently in full leaf again - short dormant periods here in Florida. alien


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Re: Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

Post  Alan Walker on Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:47 pm

Rob: Your Florida elm looks so tidy for January! Do you have a shot of it in leaf?
Also, tell us about your avatar. Is that one of your engineering projects?

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Re: Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

Post  flytuc on Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:03 am

Great one Rob..Like the background for the picture shot..I would also like to see this one in leaf..Thanks for sharing..
Stephen

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Re: Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

Post  ogi uyehara on Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:52 am

nice to hear you again Rob.
nice tree!!

Ogi uyehara

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Re: Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:34 am

Alan Walker wrote:Rob: Your Florida elm looks so tidy for January! Do you have a shot of it in leaf?
Also, tell us about your avatar. Is that one of your engineering projects?

Hi Alan, believe it or not the tree came right off the bench and into the garage for the shot - maybe I pulled a few stubborn leaves to make it totally nude. The trunk has some mold and needed some cleaning. Last season this tree grew very slowly and required little maintenance.
I don't have a shot in leaf from this year, (I'm in Fort Worth, Texas, right now) but can post one when I get home. There's probably an earlier shot of it in leaf on my blog.

As for the avatar - if I said what it was, it would ruin the mystery. I'm sure someone can figure it out Twisted Evil

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Re: Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

Post  Jay Wilson on Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:01 am

Rob,
Great picture of a wonderful tree!
I look at my F. elms and think I'm doing good..... 'til I see yours.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

Post  Alan Walker on Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:37 am

Rob Kempinski wrote:As for the avatar - if I said what it was, it would ruin the mystery. I'm sure someone can figure it out Twisted Evil
Well, it looks like a sprinkler, but I was hoping it was some sort of Martian probe device to help find the missing WMDs.
Laughing

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Beautiful....

Post  luciano benyakob on Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:34 am

Since the Nebari until the apex, the plant is very beautiful!
Thanks Luciano.
http://bonsaistudio.forumvila.com/index.php

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Re: Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

Post  John Quinn on Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:53 pm

Alan Walker wrote:
Rob Kempinski wrote:As for the avatar - if I said what it was, it would ruin the mystery. I'm sure someone can figure it out Twisted Evil
Well, it looks like a sprinkler, but I was hoping it was some sort of Martian probe device to help find the missing WMDs.
Laughing
Looks like an extra-terrestrial, remotely controlled duffer!

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Re: Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

Post  Mark on Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:04 pm

The avatar appears to be " Iron Byron", a strange choice of a golf hero.
Mine would be Robert Tyre Jones Jr.

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Re: Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:51 pm

Mark wrote:The avatar appears to be " Iron Byron", a strange choice of a golf hero.
Mine would be Robert Tyre Jones Jr.

Mark

Very good Mark, but I don't recall saying Iron Byron was my hero - just my avatar.

PS Bobby Jones and I are alumni of the same school. I agree he would be a good golf hero, but not approporiate for an avatar.

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Re: Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

Post  Pavel Slovák on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:17 pm

Hi Rob.
Congratulations. Very nice tree, just my little mind the deployment of the lower left branch. It seems to me a bit intrusive. Best regards Pavel S.

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Re: Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

Post  jgeanangel on Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:34 am

Hello Rob, I have enjoyed watching this tree develop. I like it very much and appreciate the work you have put into it. As it has matured and the ramification has increased, I think a couple of reasonably minor changes could possibly make it look at little older. Like Pavel, the lower left hand branch seems a little out of place in the current image. I also tried to reduce the width of the foliage mass in order to visually increase the perception of size. I took the liberty of creating a visual.

Thanks,
John

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Re: Florida Elm Update and Rejoiner

Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:46 am

jgeanangel wrote:Hello Rob, I have enjoyed watching this tree develop. I like it very much and appreciate the work you have put into it. As it has matured and the ramification has increased, I think a couple of reasonably minor changes could possibly make it look at little older. Like Pavel, the lower left hand branch seems a little out of place in the current image. I also tried to reduce the width of the foliage mass in order to visually increase the perception of size. I took the liberty of creating a visual.

Thanks,
John
Hi John,
I appreciate what you and Pavel have suggested. A simplier idea for the somewhat front facing branch would be to rotate the tree in the pot at the next repotting. I meant to do it this year but my travel schedule has been brutal and missed the repotting window.

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