Forsythia, the yellow giant

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Forsythia, the yellow giant

Post  Herbert A on Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:19 pm

This is the way from collect a big Forsythia. I call him the yellow giant.

March 2010. The ground was still frozen. So it was a very hard Job.





I had to reduce the root bale a bit, because it was not possible to plant him in a pot.





The pot is 120 cm wide.



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Re: Forsythia, the yellow giant

Post  Herbert A on Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:28 pm

I love the yellow blooms. This is the beginning of spring.





2011 one year later:


I removed 3 stems and startet with the first carving.



The following winter was so cold that the bark has partially damaged. So i removed the bark.



Here you can see the size ot the tree.



If i had time, i worked on deadwood.



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Post  Herbert A on Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:37 pm

2013 i repoted the Forsythia in a smaller pot. But he was not as small as i wanted.



2015 the tree was blooming nice.


Today was the great moment. Now it was possible to plant him in a smaller pot. Now i can carry the tree alone to make better pictures.

First i removed the rootball under the red line. He began rotting already. So i could remove.



Now the pot has a perfect size.



Forsythia, 95 cm high.



In a few weeks he will Bloom again, and spring beginns.

bye
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Re: Forsythia, the yellow giant

Post  Van on Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:10 am

Herbert,

I always enjoy a great deal reading your posts. Straightforward, elegance, and great details of progression. Great work as always, thanks for posting.

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Post  geo on Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:17 pm

Thank you sir,for this progression.Wonderful work on a neglected species.The floral display is remarkable and all the more precious for being early and ephemeral!

George.

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Post  beer city snake on Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:39 pm

ditto what they said !

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Post  leatherback on Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:42 pm

What they ^ said cheers

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Post  BobbyLane on Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:55 pm

What started out as unassuming hedging material, has been transformed into a fantastic looking tree with the use of some excellent carving and styling work. top stuff Cool

Thanks for sharing.

I think its fair to say, that many of us including myself, would of struggled to see a tree in such material, i think many would of passed this up. makes it all the more inspirational.

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Re: Forsythia, the yellow giant

Post  Richard S on Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:27 pm

Quite some project Herbert but the results speak for themselves! Great work. Please do update when it blooms again.

Regards

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Post  coh on Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:44 pm

Really good work. I've been looking for a decent forsythia to work with for a while now. Growing some in my yard but it'll be a while before they are ready for consideration.

Please update with a pic when in full bloom. I'm starting to get anxious for spring...

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Re: Forsythia, the yellow giant

Post  Herbert A on Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:02 pm

Thanks for the nice comments. If the tree is blooming i will post a Picture.

ciao
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