My trainning Malpighia bonsai.

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My trainning Malpighia bonsai.

Post  HaPP on Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:40 am

Hello everyone, Very Happy Very Happy

This is my trainning bonsai " Dwarf Barbados Cherry " .










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Post  Guest on Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:47 pm

Nice tree Happ.

regards,
jun



Russell,

you are lucky today. i guess this is the post you are waiting for.

regards,
jun
bounce bounce

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:47 pm

Hello HaPP,

Yesssssssss, now that's what I remember the malpighia p being able to do. Let's get Russell's attention now.

questions -

[1] soil mix
[2] Sun exposure
[3] Fertilizer
[4] Trunk thickness , plant height.
[5] Age of plant.

and it only took 2 years to build all of that branching - impressive.
Top marks.
Thanks for showing.
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Post  Russell Coker on Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:08 pm

jun wrote:Russell,

you are lucky today. i guess this is the post you are waiting for.


Yes, and no.

Yes, it's nice to see a great bonsai, but now I more questions...

HaPP, your plant seems to be much shrubbier than mine. This may be where the punicifolia varieties come in. Does your plant produce the long, weeping branches like mine if you don't prune it? I've never tried to produce the branch structure that you have, so I don't know how it would respond. We are going in opposite directions in styling, I see mine as much more loose and open - and weeping. It's a matter of making lemonade out of lemons, I don't see any other options with my plant.

I'd love to see any others you may have. Thanks for sharing!

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:00 pm

Russell,

fear not, my stock also weeps and has a somewhat debatable red / pink flower and does exactly what HaPP's own did, when pruned.

Own up time.
If you take a second look in the topic you started on your malpighia, you may note I edited out a section of my post to you. In the second or so post.
I started to talk about not wiring, but pruning. However you had changed your friendly face avatar to the stern faced one you have now, and since this was the first time we were talking, I chickened out, not wanting to offend you, so that bit was removed. Apologies.

I believe now all I goofed on was the soil mix, since my - ugly sticks - are doing the same as HaPP's malpighia, and I really have to upgrade the size of the containers. Two years of work again.
Stay Well.
Khaimraj

* It is also good to remember that the malpighia can be as contorted as you may wish it to be. The reason for using roots. You may not wish for or want a formal up-right.

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Post  Seth Ellwood on Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:21 am

Another nice specimen and progression thanks for sharing.

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Post  jrodriguez on Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:33 pm

Russell,

This is the same species as yours.

Happ,

Beautiful tree.


Regards,

Jose Luis

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Post  Russell Coker on Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:50 pm

Hmmmm, I obviously have a lot of work to do. Maybe the first thing should be to take it out of that bonsai pot and put it into a big training pot. I'm going to try the crab/shrimp shell trick too. My plant has never had the color and vigor that HaPP's has. He's going to have a real gem on his hands when he finishes it. Jose Kuis and Khaimraj, do you see this material developed like HaPP's or in a more loose, natural way?

Oh, Khaimraj, I doubt you can offend me.

R

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:17 pm

Russell,

clip and grow can develop a tree into any shape you want, you just have to something in mind. This is why I grow an experimental tree, learn all I can and start over on the real project.
Do a drawn study and see how closely I need to follow, the tree always add more than I expect, which is why I never aim for a carbon copy of the drawn study. Good long term reference to guide.

That said, I believe the sky is the limit. I have three to test and as I go I will show my results.
I lifted the 3 at their bases, the pots followed easily. I don't suggest anyone do this-- okay.
The core has been restored, time to grow on.

I guess the properties to look at, easy branching, large surface roots, how the flowers are displayed, bark type, and high density is possible. So with a shrub, which can be anything, something naturally curving, nicely placed negative spaces, subtle domes, and masses of flowers.
I'll do some surfing on the Internet see what kind of tree shapes would work.
Show results back here.

With shrubs, you can break away from the typical shape and just create. Purely design.

AND Russell you're three years younger than I, so you have the advantage. Laughing

Two years to splash down [ make an acceptable design].
Khaimraj


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Post  bumblebee on Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:30 pm

I saw that you had the pot sitting on top of a tub of soil. Reason?

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Post  jrodriguez on Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:31 pm

Long roots grow to the pot for nourishment.

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Post  Russell Coker on Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:43 pm

Why not just plant it in the big pot?

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Post  jrodriguez on Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:54 pm

Russel,

Yes, it is a good suggestion, sometimes it is not the season to repot.

Kind regards,

Jose

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Post  Pola on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:08 pm

Beautiful!! cheers

JRodriguez...

Is this what we call ''Acerola''?

I have two of these that i air layered from a tree at a friend's house. Still in the trunk developing stage. These grow pretty fast and vigorous. One has been producing fruit all summer!! cherry The original tree is shrub type,about 10-12 feet high and dome shaped,weeping a bit.....i'll see if i can get a pic.
That's if it would be useful for you Rus...

I'm going to try the crab/shrimp shell trick too.

This is done to get rid of nematodes i believe?

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:09 pm

I thought it was just rested on the pot for the photo shoot.
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Post  jrodriguez on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:12 pm

No, this is not acerola.

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Post  Pola on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:19 pm

Ok...no pics then... lol!

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Russell inspiration for the ugly sticks

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:43 am

[1] http://soulsongart.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/oldtree5.jpg

[2] http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/4zTh0q/www.eyemead.com/majoroak.htm

[3] http://heliexperiences.com.au/incentives/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/tree-mt-dturgeon-homestead-.jpg

[4] http://c1.ecolocalizer.com/files/2009/07/mangrove.jpg

[5] http://static.rateyourmusic.com/lk/f/s/de52c59ed8264a7136fdb185874c337f/2829667.jpg

[6] http://www.wallpaperfans.com/090216/Plant/Trees/a%20single%20tree%20on%20cliff_thumb.jpg

One especially for you from the Caribbean just for fun. i have one of these in my yard.

[7 ] http://stluciaweddingguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/poui.jpg

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