A Couple of Phoenix Grafts

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A Couple of Phoenix Grafts

Post  thomasj on Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:49 pm

I have a friend who just opened a bonsai nursery and needed some help getting some of his trees up to par for selling. I told him after spotting these two shimpakus in a phoenix graft style, that I would like to see if I could improve on them somewhat. I took them home and began the work almost immediately. Really all that was needed was some good wiring and some good clean up on the foliage. The pics show the before and after with the befores on the left side.

On the bottom pic, the after pic shows my styling after the tree was turned about 45deg. I especially like the way that one turned out .

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Re: A Couple of Phoenix Grafts

Post  Storm on Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:34 pm

Very nice. Shows you can get good improvements with little work!

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Re: A Couple of Phoenix Grafts

Post  Hawaiian77 on Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:00 pm

Howzit Thomas,

Nice Job. ThumbsUp Sometimes they only need some TLC that's all.

A Hui Hou,
-Tim Cool

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Re: A Couple of Phoenix Grafts

Post  Ravi Kiran on Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:42 pm

Hi Thomas congratulations on some excellent specimens of Phoenix Grafts. Had you not mentioned that these trees were indeed phoenix grafts, to me atleast there was no way of figuring it out. Excellent technique and styling. Keep at it thumbs up

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Re: A Couple of Phoenix Grafts

Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:54 pm

Good refinement of the foliage. Is there anyway to see more of the life line, at least part of it? It would improve the look of the trees.


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Re: A Couple of Phoenix Grafts

Post  rexman on Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:52 pm

excellent improvement! thanks for sharing

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Re: A Couple of Phoenix Grafts

Post  thomasj on Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:57 pm


Rob, The second tree could probably be turned a bit more to expose a little more of the lifeline, but the first one has it going exactly up the middle of the tree in the back and wouldn't work at all. Sad

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