Premna re-styling

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Premna re-styling

Post  Robert Steven on Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:48 am

I got this pre-bonsai from a local nursery. The character is very strong, but it was not styled to expose the character...so the re-styling is taking place....

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  Robert Steven on Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:49 am

Back side...

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  Robert Steven on Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:50 am

Re-potting with new position....

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Post  Robert Steven on Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:53 am

Re-styling....

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Post  Robert Steven on Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:55 am

This is the simulated new design....

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Post  Robert Steven on Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:56 am

Don't be supprised with the leaves size on the simulated picture..Premna's leaves can be reduced significantly from the original size of 8 CM to 2 MM !!!

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  kauaibonsai on Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:16 am

welcome back robert.

nice to see you active again.

best wishes, sam

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  Robert Steven on Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:24 am

Hi Sam...about leaving to China again....

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  pongsatorn.k on Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:11 am

very nice Robert Steven!, what kind of soil you have used?.

Regards,
Pongsatorn.K Very Happy

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  hirow08 on Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:27 am

Wow! i wish i have eyes like yours. ThumbsUp

How long will the transformation take?

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  Robert Steven on Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:34 am

With good ramification structure, maximum 3 years...

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Post  Robert Steven on Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:35 am

Pongsatorn.K, I only use volcanic soil for all my bonsai...

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  Pavel Slovák on Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:59 am

Hi Robert

Your trees are beautiful. Your work is very inspiring and interesting. Very Happy ThumbsUp

Gretings Pavel

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  Robert Steven on Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:53 am

Thanks guys..

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  Rob Addonizio on Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:35 pm

Hello Robert, good to have you back,

I like what you have done with this design. Lots of direction and movement. Although I can't do a virtual, I would love to see this guy on a slab, to help frame the area above the soil and further its sense of weight and direction. To me, this tree has great negative space and the pot that is it in brings the eye down too far.

What do you think?

Thanks for letting me share,
Rob Very Happy

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  Robert Steven on Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:50 pm

You might be right Rob, with a natural slab it will fit perfectly to the character...

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  newzealandteatree on Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:35 pm

Robert, good works. How about a crescent pot ?

Cheers.

CJ

http://newzealandteatreebonsai.blogspot.com/

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  Robert Steven on Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:42 pm

Yes, Slighly crescent natural pot as well, but then the deadwood on the right side should be taken off, otherwise, I am afraid the visual balance will not be that good...thanks CJ.

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  Alex on Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:50 pm

Photo Shop?

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Premna Obtusifolia Soil Composition

Post  bonsaiment on Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:48 am

Hi Robert,

Sorry to bring up an old thread, may I know what is your soil composition for your premna Obtusifolia? Is it purely 100% volcanic soil? I'm due to repot my premna and have on hand volcanic soil and volcanic sand (larger pieces). I'm thinking if I should be mixing burned earth and pumice on the mix.

Thanks!
Vin

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  Robert Steven on Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:09 am

We only use entirely vulcanic soil...

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Re: Premna re-styling

Post  bonsaiment on Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:06 pm

Thanks for the confirmation Robert!

Have a good week ahead

Happy bonsai-ing

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