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Post  Guest on Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:21 pm

Hi IBC.
this is my ficus on a rock with hole. height of tree 120cm from base of the pot.
I created the hole and rock carvings to lessen the weight of the overall composition and to create added effect on the otherwise boring rock.

front....


the tree...



the hole and roots...


side view...




regards,
jun
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Post  moyogijohn on Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:38 pm

HI JUN,,Your tree looks good as usual...How long did this one take to cling to the rock???do you have to bury the rock in a deep pot there like ttey do over here???A Nother nice piece of work..take care john

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Post  Guest on Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:57 pm

Thank you John. I'm glad you like it.

the ficus here specially the philipinensis and banyan types easily attached to the host rock...remember the other ficus I attached on the rock which I posted the process here on IBC? that one is already clinging to the rock on its own after 3 months. but I'm not removing the plastic wrap on it yet, maybe on January I will. three to 4 years you can have roots like the one posted above on a rock.
The rock is cemented directly onto the very shallow pot by the way.

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jun
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Post  my nellie on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:13 pm

Jun, I wonder..., perhaps you could also split the trunks to add a little more drama. Couldn't you?

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Post  Guest on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:20 pm

that could also be done Alexandra if I wanted to... maybe with my other younger ficus.
I got another one I'm growing on a meter high red brick wall with arch...that's more dramatic when the tree and wall got more matured. I'l post it soon.

thanks.

regards,
jun Very Happy

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replanted the ficus and trimmed the rock

Post  Guest on Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:59 am

Hi IBC,
I decided to reduce the rock size to have a more compact design and have

a literally "down to earth" appeal.

after cutting the rock in half



after repotting...






no virtual... low tech approach on future design Embarassed




from four man carry to two man carry.
comments on design are most welcome

regards,
jun study

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Post  hirow08 on Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:13 pm

Nice! it look's much better now. Rather than having the attention on the huge rock and having to look at it from the pot going up to the tree. (Just my observation Wink )

Now its just all in one picture! ThumbsUp

(I realized all this just now, when you made changes to the tree. First time i saw it I thought it was looking good already)
Thumbs up for the virt! Laughing

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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:26 pm

Hirow,

thanks.
I will never be satisfied... Sad

every time I look at my trees, something always pops up on my mind. but with some of the ideas, I resisted the temptation of doing it...might kill the tree Smile

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:36 pm

Hi Jun,

Superb as usual. Your levels of creativity are really really high!!!! Keep it up.

The rock with the hole not only has the practical benefits of reduced weight but also gives the whole composition an ancient look. This is a bigger benefit. Glad you thought of it.

On reducing the rock to half its size so that 2 men can lug it around instead of 4 is a great starting point. The end result is very appealing.

I am looking forward to your post on the meter high brick wall arch tree.... I am sure it is going to be a feast for the senses.

Regards
Ravi

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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:39 pm

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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:47 pm

Ravi,

thanks for the kind words.

the ficus on the brick wall is doing ok. still very fresh looking though, I want to have a look of an abandoned urban structure with natural growing ficus engulfing the walls. but within the limit of the bonsai context.

regards,
jun
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Sankofabonsai,

thanks. I'm glad you like it.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  tylerwashere on Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:49 am

the tree looks amazing growing over that rock. The rock goes really well with the tree too. Its going to look even better the more the air roots grow in and get thicker, grow bark, etc. I like the lighting you used in the picture too. great all around

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Post  Jaco Kriek on Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:16 am

Hi Jun

What did you use to cut the rock?

Jaco

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Post  kimo on Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:08 pm

very good work sir jun! I went to ur bonsai gardn last summer with uncle arnel. My favorite there is the mango bonsai with fruit and the kaimito with fruit bonsai. Hope to visit again.

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:38 pm

Dear Jun

Please stop being a guest. Come back.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Outstanding

Post  tuyhoabob on Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:47 am

You have a very good eye for design and composition. I liked the original design but something bothered me about it -- then I scrolled down. Not only better design but the guts to try it, sometimes that is the difference between good and wow. Thanks for posting.

Bob

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Outstanding

Post  Guest on Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:20 am

I am one that hopes Jun comes back to us.Passionate about bonsai and an asset to the forum without a doubt.

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Post  pongsatorn.k on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:01 am

come back my friend sunny

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Post  Russell Coker on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:03 am

Yep. I can think of several I'd trade him for...

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Post  Mohan on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:06 am

Hi Jun,
Stop sulking. Come over. You have a lot to offer. I am sure that you have heard about the rear view mirror being smaller.
With very best wishes,
Mohan.

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