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Post  Peter E. on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:15 am




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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:54 pm

Very nice tree Peter!

IMHO- It's leaning too far away from the pot, But then again its just my opinion.
I love the trunk twisting movement, and the branch formation. the flower is a lovely bonus too.

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Post  Peter E. on Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:17 pm

thanks for the comments jun.
The pot it is presently in is a Gordon Duffut one.
Some have said that the pot should be deeper and round.
Anyone else have an opinion.

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Post  Liserd on Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:55 pm

Hello Peter

Beatiful tree...

I like the pot very much. Gives the composition a penjing look.I think a rectangular pot suits more this tree than a round one.
I just would like to see the pot filled with soil.

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Prunus spinosa

Post  Guest on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:54 pm

Great tree Peter and I kike the angle. Maybe something softer from Gordon, like an oval or softer edged rectangle?

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:22 am

Hi Peter,

A very classical tree with a very interesting styling. IMHO can get even better with a few minor modifications. Here is what I am suggesting. In the pic below the red circle represents the "Negative space" which I find it visually distracting. To deal with it you can bring either the upper branch down or the lower branch up or a bit of both. This will close the negative space and give a even spread of branches and a nice overall view... Just my thoughts.



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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:16 pm

Hi Peter. I agree with the others that a more rounded pot would suit the tree better. I think the size, glaze and texture of the pot are a great fit. Perhaps one like this, same color, texture, but oval. Mario's suggestion to plant it higher in the pot ("more soil") is spot on. This tree is definately Penjing material IMHO. Another pot option would be chinese antique crackle shallow oval with feet. Ravi commented on the branch in the middle. This branch extends beyond the traditional canopy "triangle". Without seeing the tree in person I hesitate to suggest removing anything. There are some interesting branches and I can't discern where they all originate. I wish we had this species on this side of the pond. They are lovely!
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Post  sunip on Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:03 pm

Hi Peter
Some humble thoughts on this interesting tree, seeing only this picture:
The picture is not really flattering
If i had this tree in front of me i would first admire it end then try something with branch positioning and flow.
First the pot stops the movement of the tree.
The counter balance branch could be a bit longer.
All branches radiate from one center which does not help in this case. (Classic triangle could be ok,
but far more important is the question is how the major branches going in the flow.
I feel some contradiction in the branch compostion
Is it, or the apex removed or those two left lower branches,
or removing one of those two branches?
Can those branches be altered?
Really challenging, i am not sure how it would go, but i like it.
Regards, Sunip Wink

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Post  Peter E. on Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:06 pm

Thank you all for the imput.
Ravi, the negative space is to allow the birds to fly through. cheers
This is something i did learn from Peter Adams.


This tree was first planted in a round pot for it's early development but i felt the retangle made the image lighter and more elegant.



Apolagies for the quality of the early pictures.

I have tried a slight trim ?




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Post  Nik Rozman on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:12 pm

Peter E. wrote:Ravi, the negative space is to allow the birds to fly through. cheers

I also think you should close the gap a little. The birds can fly through the big trees. Twisted Evil Wink

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Post  Peter E. on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:17 pm

Thanks Nik. ThumbsUp
may catch up with you next year in Croatia again.
2012 they enter Europe so can bring trees easily. lol!

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Post  mesabax on Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:32 am

I say keep the pot, possibly add some soil. This tree looks better in this pot than it did in the round. I also like the negative space and did not find it distracting. But, Im just a guy...so who knows...maybe I failed the test. jocolor

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