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A Tall Rock Planting

Post  jgeanangel on Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:13 pm

This project has taken some time to come together...well, maybe, to reach a starting point. I collected the stone 7 or 8 years ago. The plant material is an old shimpaku juniper that I acquired from my good friend about 10 years ago. This first video is short and describes the process of getting the stone and tree ready.


The second video documents the actual creation of the rock planting.



I will let the tree settle in for now and adapt to life on a rock while I think about ways to improve the planting in the future.

Thanks,
John

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Re: A Tall Rock Planting

Post  Neil Jaeger on Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:53 pm

This is really a nice planting. I agree with you that it does need another tree or somthing else green for such a large rock. Very nice, waiting till the right time to do this also really paid off.

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Re: A Tall Rock Planting

Post  jgeanangel on Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:36 am

Thanks Neil!! Patience is certainly something of value when it comes to our trees.
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Rock planting

Post  Mitch Thomas on Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:25 am

John
Very nice start on your rockplanting. I think it is a very good design and will develop into very nice piece.

My back feels for you, hope you don't to move it often.
Mitch


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Re: A Tall Rock Planting

Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:39 am

John, great rock great tree!
I like the composition but am concerned about the weight of the stone. Can you move it yourself? Is the nailhead pot just for looks? I cannot imagine that you would secure the stone to the pot (for fear of braking the pot)- or would you?
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Re: A Tall Rock Planting

Post  Mikey P on Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:49 am

Great harmonious planting John. The finished work looks like natural yamadori on a real cliff, and a tree i would definably collect if i saw so well done. I find your videos short, simple yet you get rite to the point. You never miss an important factor. Just what us amateurs need. thumbs up Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: A Tall Rock Planting

Post  Tony on Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:00 am

Wow John what a great job, it sure looks natural, thanks for the presentation Cool

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Re: A Tall Rock Planting

Post  jgeanangel on Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:12 am

Thanks for the positive feedback guys!!

Todd...the weight is the reason why it was created in its place in the garden...its home and I don't plan on moving it:) The pot does not provide any function to this planting.

Thanks again guys...
John

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Re: A Tall Rock Planting

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:57 am

I think this is a great case for "less is more." I wouldn't add a thing.

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Re: A Tall Rock Planting

Post  fiona on Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:32 pm

Good stuff again, John. It all looks so real if you see what I mean. Look forward to seeing it after it's greened up a bit more. You've also given me a great idea for a similarly sized rock I have lying about the garden.



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