THE HISTORY OF MY PRESENT PROJECT (FICUS MICROCARPA)

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Post  ogi uyehara on Tue Mar 15 2011, 03:39

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Post  jonathan e on Tue Mar 15 2011, 05:23

wow! That's a very clever solution that exploits the rooty nature of ficus. Kind of a "root over tree" form. It's on its way to being something grand.

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Post  ogie on Tue Mar 15 2011, 05:27

Not bad dre...need root triming in the near future,thanks for sharing..if your free i would like to see some of your collection,PM me your cel.Thanks in advance

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Post  ogi uyehara on Tue Mar 15 2011, 06:53

jonathan, ogie,
tnxs. yes later on when the roots are fused, some will be pruned.

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Post  Yvonne Graubaek on Tue Mar 15 2011, 08:15

Dear Ogie

very clewer. Smile

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  jrodriguez on Tue Mar 15 2011, 11:54

Ogi,

Very nice progression. The tree below was developed by using the same technique:



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Post  jrodriguez on Tue Mar 15 2011, 11:59

As most branches grow simultaneously and in order to fatten some more than the others, I use this technique:

I: Air root development:


II: Planting in separate pot to feed the branch directly:

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Post  ibm586 on Tue Mar 15 2011, 13:03

Ogi,

I've been wanting to ask this in the forum. This is very informative.

Thanks for posting this!

Rudi

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THT history of my present project

Post  moyogijohn on Tue Mar 15 2011, 13:23

OGI,,,i guess there you can do any thing with a ficus!! you have made a very nice tree there..how do you come up with something like that?? it is looking great..keep us posted with the out come..good work take care john

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Post  jrodriguez on Tue Mar 15 2011, 14:16

Another one using Ogi's fusion technique:


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Post  jrodriguez on Tue Mar 15 2011, 14:18

A small one, developed by fusing two trees (still in training):

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Post  ogi uyehara on Wed Mar 16 2011, 02:46

moyogijhon, tnxs

jose,
nice to see that we have the same technique in solving some problem. your tree is nice. Hope to see it in near future


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Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Mar 16 2011, 11:27

Good work guys. Way to use the ficus self fusing ability.


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Post  jrodriguez on Thu Mar 17 2011, 12:11

Rob,

Not all is fun with ficus. Contrary to popular belief, I think ficus is one ofthe most difficult species for bonsai. Although it is one of the most forgiving species in terms of keeping it alive and they are basically indestructible. Their agressive growth nature is always a problem when trying to maintain a bonsai with acceptable proportions. Every now and then, agressive trunk scarring and branch modification is a must.

In 1994, Lao Tze Cheng Cheng Kung had a tree sent to Japan for acceptance the Kokufu Show. Although the quarantine measures were stiff and the tree suffered a bit,it was accepted and featured in the catalogue. Once returned to Taiwan, the ficus grew agressively, to the point that mayor modification was inminent. When comparing the actual image of the tree to the tree displayed at Kokufu, it is difficult to believe that we are talking about the same tree!!! Talk about evolution in bonsai. Ficus are not as easy as people think....

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Jose Luis

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Mar 17 2011, 13:35

jrodriguez wrote:Rob,

Not all is fun with ficus. Contrary to popular belief, I think ficus is one ofthe most difficult species for bonsai. Although it is one of the most forgiving species in terms of keeping it alive and they are basically indestructible. Their agressive growth nature is always a problem when trying to maintain a bonsai with acceptable proportions. Every now and then, agressive trunk scarring and branch modification is a must.

Not problems as long as one recognizes they grow fast so every so often chop hard.


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