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Post  Andrei Darusenkov on Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:54 am

Hi, everybody!

Some years ago I collected a few dozens trident seedlings in the south of Russia near Sochi. They normally dont' grow there, but one pacticular tree for many years for some reasons was throwing its seeds all around, so there were actually hundreds or maybe more of seedling growing there.

I kept them in separate pots for a couple of years but then realized that maintenance would be much easier if they are planted .... in forests. Smile This one was the biggest, and in may view, the best of them that I made last year....

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Post  gm.it.seacom on Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:38 am

very nice composition,i like it...

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Post  pongsatorn.k on Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:27 am

Ah!! nice one Very Happy

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Post  Andrei Darusenkov on Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:11 am

gm.it.seacom wrote:very nice composition,i like it...
pongsatorn.k wrote:Ah!! nice one Very Happy

Thank you, guys! I like that you like it! Very Happy

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Post  armagh on Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:10 pm

Two things strike me: the weight of the composition seems overly strong to the right side, unnaturally so; the foliage pads need refinement - as presented the larger trunks are reminiscent of trees being strangled by climbing vines (that may be parochial as trees covered by kudzu or columbine are a daily sight).

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Post  Andrei Darusenkov on Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:55 pm

armagh wrote:Two things strike me: the weight of the composition seems overly strong to the right side, unnaturally so; the foliage pads need refinement - as presented the larger trunks are reminiscent of trees being strangled by climbing vines (that may be parochial as trees covered by kudzu or columbine are a daily sight).
Armagh, thanks for your comments. I believe the predominance of heavier trees on the right side is mitigated by their inclination to the left. You are right, the foliage pads need a lot of work, the trees were put together only less than a year ago. I want to give them at least one full season (this year) before I wire them.

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Andrei

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:37 pm

Hi Andrei.

Very nice and interesing composition. Very Happy
I look forward to further developments.

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Post  Andrei Darusenkov on Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:30 am

Pavel Slovák wrote:Hi Andrei.

Very nice and interesing composition. Very Happy
I look forward to further developments.

Pavel
Pavel, thank you for your kind words! I'll post further photos next spring after wiring but before budding. Very Happy

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Andrei

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Post  Chris Cochrane on Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:54 pm

Hi Andrei... This is a very nice composition with many interesting features.

Can you share the pot length and/or the height... or the approximate diameter of the primary tree's trunk? The pot is interesting and different-- do you know its origin?

If considering any changes (none are necessary), think of removing the second largest trunk. Since it begins growth almost vertically, it draws the eye as different from the rest of the forest plantings. Without it, the principal tree could feel much larger and significant to be a better draw for the eye.

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Post  Andrei Darusenkov on Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:00 pm

Chris Cochrane wrote:Hi Andrei... This is a very nice composition with many interesting features.

Can you share the pot length and/or the height... or the approximate diameter of the primary tree's trunk? The pot is interesting and different-- do you know its origin?

If considering any changes (none are necessary), think of removing the second largest trunk. Since it begins growth almost vertically, it draws the eye as different from the rest of the forest plantings. Without it, the principal tree could feel much larger and significant to be a better draw for the eye.
Chris, many thanks for you advice! Perhaps indeed I should think about not removing, but rather replacing the second largest trunk with something somewhat slimmer and without any curves at the bottom.
The tallest tree is perhaps 65-70 cm - up to 28 inches (I am not anywhere near it right now to be able to measure it more accurately). The pot is an inexpensive Chinese one that was sold as a set of two, the second one smaller than this one. Perhaps they were designed for saikei or alike as the drainage hole was on one side of the pot only (I had to drill a few more). I regret that I didn't buy more of these, as flat pots are a rarety in Moscow.

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