New "toys for the big boys"

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New "toys for the big boys"

Post  Guest on Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:10 am

Hi IBC.

here are some of my new hauled "Toys for the big boys"... hehehe.

Casuarina 1








Casuarina 2





Casuarina 3
raft for the one on the right...






regards,
jun
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Re: New "toys for the big boys"

Post  Gideon on Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:17 am

I want that first one so badly! Its so fat :O

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:04 am

Wow great material. That first one will make a great stubby tree - not sure why it is wired the way it is but I'd make the canopy much smaller on that one.

I like the potential of the raft too.

these are the small shoot variety I suppose? Question


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Post  Guest on Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:19 am

Gideon,

thanks man!
The "fat guy" is really nice, naturally tapered.

regards,
jun
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Rob,

thanks.
yes, All of my casuarinas are "small shoot" variety. except for the one i hang upsidedown.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  moyogijohn on Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:59 pm

O K MAN,,,That first tree !!!! i like the raft also but that first tree please keep it posted...good trees take care john

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Post  Harleyrider on Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:57 pm

Tree 2 looks like an AT-AT walker from Return of the Jedi Dance

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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:17 am

Hi IBC.

This is called Philippine Holly---Ilex aquifolium
this tree is in natural windswept style in the wild...Should I continue with it?
BTW, this is not the pot for it. A bigger growing concrete pot is being manufactured for it.
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Another monster right? (not me the tree tongue )



Which one is your prefered front? The first one got more natural deadwood, the second one got more trunk and visual movement.
Any virtuals coming from the heart is always very much welcome. I love you

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jun Smile

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Re: New "toys for the big boys"

Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:53 pm

Hi Jun,
Nice monsters! The Ilex is definately windswept material - lovely movement.
I am amazed that it has very little root showing. Aren't you concerned that the few roots it has will dry out?
Best,
Todd

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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:08 pm

Hi Todd.
Thanks! Which/who's the monster?hehehe.

This is a very tough specie. It will survive even for a week or two in this condition then spring back to life again if planted, just keep the trunk and base moist all the time, that's the secret.
If you look closely in the first photo, there is a dark green spot right on the center of the yamadori. that is a new leaf shoot growing even at this condition..this tree is already 2 and 1/2 days at this condition before it reached my garden today from the far south area of the country.
Tough journey for a tough tree.

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Re: New "toys for the big boys"

Post  Andrew Legg on Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:46 pm

Hey Jun,

I think you should take that first one back - it has a hole in it. I hope you got a discount!

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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:53 pm

Andrew,

When I buy some of my materials. I bought them by the Kilos, so I got 50% off the cost most of the time. Just kidding.
I like holes in trees and hollow trees, it gives more character to it. Most body parts of these casuarinas were harvested for firewoods, then the trees develops new trunks and wounds healed thru time and the process were repeatedly done for a long time until the tree became hollows. Hollows because wounds on casuarinas will rot away in the wild until all the cores were consumed by the elements then they become distorted... then they find their way in my doorsteps, for a cheap price that you wouldn't believe.

regards,
jun Smile





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Re: New "toys for the big boys"

Post  Andrew Legg on Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:54 pm

Well I guess someone's gotta do it huh Jun! Wish it was me, but it may as well be you! I'll have to send you a photo of my last olive! Smile

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Post  moyogijohn on Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:08 pm

JUN,,,JUST checking to see how much works been done on the first tree??? they have to be good by now...take care john

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Re: New "toys for the big boys"

Post  Ryan on Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:04 am

I like the first picture as the front.

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Post  Guest on Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:25 am

Ryan,
Thanks!
As windswept?

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Post  Guest on Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:29 am

moyogijohn wrote:JUN,,,JUST checking to see how much works been done on the first tree??? they have to be good by now...take care john



Hi John. I am letting the first tree grows wild for a few more months to thicken the branches before the first styling. Branches are all over and more than a meter in length now and looks very ugly, the short trunk is almost not visible now.

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Post  kauaibonsai on Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:21 am

wow, I like the ilex.

best wishes, sam

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Post  Ryan on Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:40 am

jun wrote:Ryan,
Thanks!
As windswept?

regards,
jun Smile

Well, that's about all I've got with that. I just think it is the better front because it shows off more character; I like the hollowed area. Now whether or not it should be windswept I will leave up to your very talented hands Wink

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Post  jackal on Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:42 am

first pic has nice shari to offer but the second pic has perfect nebari and good trunk angle also! well, it is indeed a monster material!!!

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