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Second podocarpus

Post  lou1994 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:17 pm

Hello evreybody,

I gonna see you my other podocarpus.He has 10 years.
I have begun this formation aujourd'hui...
He has not perfect but i like it Wink

Many pictures:

Face


up/ behind


Branches


Nebari


What do you think about my second podocarpus?
What do you think about the branchs?

Thank you
Louis

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  Sam Ogranaja on Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:51 pm

In my humble opinion it looks like this picture could be tilted about 40 - 45 degrees to the right and planted on a crescent pot.

Here's one I worked on with Suthin this year. Sorry for the crappy picture. It'll be repotted next year in a crescent pot.


lou1994 wrote:Hello evreybody,

I gonna see you my other podocarpus.He has 10 years.
I have begun this formation aujourd'hui...
He has not perfect but i like it Wink

Many pictures:

Face


What do you think about my second podocarpus?
What do you think about the branchs?

Thank you
Louis

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  lou1994 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:09 pm

hello,

I made a little virtual :
What do you think about this virtual?

Somebody have an other thought/opinion about this tree.
I'd like keeping this form, it's not possible?

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  Sam Ogranaja on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:21 pm

That's what I was thinking but didn't have the ability to do Smile.

Let that bottom branch extend out and it could look much nicer. Just my 2 cents.
Sam

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  lou1994 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:28 pm

Oki i understand?....
there will not be a problem when I will have to repot the podocarpus because the nebari is not good for this position?

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  Sam Ogranaja on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:33 pm

I asked Suthin the same question and he said the nebari will look like it's grabbing into the soil, as if it's growing on a cliff or side of the mountain. I was trying to find a better picture than mine to show you but I had no luck. Hopefully someone else will pitch in with better answers and better pictures. I like your material though. It'll look great in time.

Have a great week
Sam

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  lou1994 on Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:10 am

Hello,

I gonna incline the tree to have a good position.
And i m going to wait other opinio,s too.
For the structuring of the branches, How Do you see it for my podocarpus? I have Not idea .... can you healp me?
Can you show me a on a crescent pot.

Thank you very much
Louis

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  Sam Ogranaja on Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:06 pm

Sorry Lou but I cannot do virtuals. But there are some very talented people on here that do. Daniel58 is one of them, Dorothy is another.

Try to read as much as possible on online websites and forums. Harry's website (www.Bonsai4me.com) is one of the best. He also has a book out that although I personally haven't read, it's supposed to be an amazing book to own for beginner and advanced hobbyists.

I get on this forum between 5 - 10 times a day to see what people are posting and how they're developing their trees. I don't usually reply to topics. The tricks of the trade are difficult to learn and so you have to dissect what others are doing and really look at why. One thing is for certain.....there are a lot of really good bonsai artists contributing to this forum. Robert Steven, Robert Kempinski, Walter Pall, Fiona, Karl Thier, Will Baddeley, Mark and Rita, Pavel, Morten Albek, and a ton of others that I am completely forgetting about. This is a great forum. Along with Bonsaisite.com, Bonsaistudygroup.com and Bonsainut.com you have some great resources. My favorite thing to do is go to bonsai nurseries and other artists homes. I'll work for free if it allows me to work on more trees and nicer trees than the ones I have. And I have no problem driving an hour or two to spend the day with another artist if they'll have me. Don't think in terms of what can they do for me, but what can I do for them. Take your time and read, read, read and pay respects to the masters that have come and gone. Anyway, sorry to go on and on but the point is don't get discouraged. I don't know where Morten Albek is, but if I lived where you do, you can bet your bottom dollar I'd try to go see his place.

http://bonsai4me.com/Basics/Basics_StylingForms.html

http://www.bonsaiprimer.com/branches/developing/developing.html

Have a great weekend
Sam

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  daniel58 on Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:07 pm

Hi Lou
I think you should read this article of Brent Walston.
http://bonsainurseryman.typepad.com/bonsainurseryman/2010/06/rules-you-wont-find-in-books.html
"FIND WHERE THE TREE STOPS BEING INTERESTING"..."The trick is to start at
the nebari (as usual) and go up the trunk inspecting each element. Where the
tree stops being interesting is the problem. More often than not, it is a long
straight portion of the trunk that is boring, but it can be anything that is ugly or
out of character with the rest of the tree."



In my opinion the red section of the trunk is what Brent talks about.
If you agree with me, there is a long way before you and your tree.
Regards
Daniel

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  lou1994 on Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:34 pm

Thank :s

I dont stop believe in this arbre beacause it's my first bonsai.
I gonna wait other opinion it will be great Wink

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  lou1994 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:55 pm

Hellon everybody,

I need any explications.
Can you explain me how i have to prune my young branchs of my podocarpus (generally)

thank you very much and you're welcome Wink

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  JimLewis on Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:03 pm

They don't seem to need pruning now, but as new growth comes out, you should pinch it back to one whorl of leaves. With some luck, that will promote some backbudding.

On the wiring of your branches, most of them look petty good, but one on the upper right has a bowed look that is unattractive. If it is going to be wired down, the downturn should begin closer to the trunk. In some respects, The same can be said for your lowest branch on the left.

I do wish you could get some movement in the lower half of the trunk, but it may be too thick for easy bending at this point.

Good luck and have fun.


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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  lou1994 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:12 pm

Oki thank you
I'll give your more new and pictures tomorrow to show the development of my tree.

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  lou1994 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:23 pm

Hello,
I give you many pictures and my visions of my tree in the futur;)



Voila comment je le vois dans 2 ans


Do you will let the deadwood?

Thank you
LOuis

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  lou1994 on Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:15 pm

Hello,

Can you tell me how i can have new back buds with a podocarpus.
I have 5-6 branchs where i'd like have new buds.
It's this branchs:


how can i do?

Thank you
LM

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  JimLewis on Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:55 pm

Not a lot you can do at this time of year, but next year when it is growing vigorously, keep on pinching the new growth back to a single whorl of leaves.

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  lou1994 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:01 pm

Hello,
What do you mean with a single whorl of leaves??
He is like it since july.

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Re: Second podocarpus

Post  lou1994 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:58 pm

Hello,
I'm showing you some new photos about my tree.
i think that he wel had grown.
Could you teel me your advice

April and face:



Avant avec inclinaison:


recht


behind


links


Branches:


my view


could you tell me the modificatio i can do.
Thank you
Godway.

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