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Post  kauaibonsai on Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:38 am

the first series of pictures were taken in august 2010, about 8 months after arrival of the bare stump. the tree developed many branches and healthy foliage and needed to be defoliated and wired. the trunk has much character, twisting and turning back over itself, highlighted by deadwood. after defoliation the abundance of branches can be seen. most of the branching was taken off save for the ones necessary for the future bonsai. the tree was wired. more than once I thought to reduce the height of the upper trunk for a more compact tree- but resisted the impulse preferring to see how the branches developed





over the next 7 months the tree was fed heavily and encouraged to grow unrestrained. today, the next phase of defoliation, removal of wire , elimination of branches and rewiring occurred. defoliation is underway. all the wire has been cut off. the branches retained during the august styling have developed nicely, improving the look of the future cascade. older branches have thickened , lengthened and have begun to develop twigging. the overall look is much fuller. the upper trunk looks less awkward now. I am glad it was not shortened. as the upper branching fills in and the reducing leaves develop clouds of layered foliage, the trunk will be unnoticeable. we have not achieved bonsai status yet, but we're on the right path.

best wishes, sam






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Post  newzealandteatree on Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:23 am

Sam, good works.

Cheers.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:17 pm

Sam, lovely tree. Where did you find this beauty?
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Post  Ravi Kiran on Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:30 pm

Wonderful tree Sam. Very good work... Keep it up ThumbsUp

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:57 pm

Very nice premma Sam.
plus a bonus in natural cascade form.

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jun


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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:29 pm

It's coming along nicely. I like the rhythm of the branches you have set up.

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Post  kauaibonsai on Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:22 pm

NZ. thanks for the kind words

todd. thanks. the tree is from indonesia via robert steven

ravi & jun. we tropical guys are in the minority, but holding our own.

rob. thanks for the compliment. congratulations on being the new BCI president

best wishes to all, sam

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:50 pm

Hi Sam

Very nice tree. ThumbsUp

I really like this. Premna I unfortunately only in Indore with big problems. I tried two years ago. Unfortunately, unsuccessful.
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Post  kauaibonsai on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:04 pm

hi pavel. premna definitely like warm and humid. it took me a while to figure out that even our climate is not humid enough.

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Post  Robert Steven on Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:56 pm

Good progress Sam. You were lucky..not easy to ship plants anymore now...

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Post  kauaibonsai on Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:31 pm

thanks to you I got many nice ones. have a safe trip.

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