Kingsville Boxwood Rock Planting

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Kingsville Boxwood Rock Planting

Post  mike page on Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:07 pm

I estimate the age of this Kingsville to be in the 30-40 year range.
Height from table is 15 inches. The Tokoname tray is 30 inches long.

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood Rock Planting

Post  Rick Moquin on Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:00 am

I have always loved this one Mike.

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood Rock Planting

Post  mike page on Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:59 am

Rick Moquin wrote:I have always loved this one Mike.

Thanks, Rick.

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood Rock Planting

Post  Ian Warhurst on Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:42 pm

Hi Mike that is one beautiful little tree, the maturity and scale are superb. I just get the feeling the rock and suiban don`t do it justice, I would love to see this tree in a purpose made pot.

Cheers Ian.

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood Rock Planting

Post  Russell Coker on Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:56 pm

Mike,

I gotta agree with Ian here, I'd find a wonderful little pot too.

Love the tree, love the stone - but don't love them together. For me, that style of tree and that kind of stone don't work. But I would be proud to have either (or both)!

My 2 cents.

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood Rock Planting

Post  mike page on Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:16 pm

Ian and Russell
I understand your point, but my view is this. Here in California we have great oaks, sometimes on a rocky hillside. This is my inspiration. I don't look on the rock as a pot substitute. It's a landscape scene from a distance.

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood Rock Planting

Post  Klaudia & Martin on Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:31 pm

Hello Mike

I understand your point, but my view is this. Here in California we have great oaks, sometimes on a rocky hillside. This is my inspiration. I don't look on the rock as a pot substitute. It's a landscape scene from a distance.

Thats what I was thinking about with this little wonderfull tree!

But 2 points I like to mention.....
To me the pot-colour is to light...thats what irritates my eye....not the pot itself.
I know you see it as the surrouding sea (me too) ...but therefor you may have a look at glasfusing. You can get a special formed plate made from blue (or different blues) glas. Also ripples on the surface can be done.

I also like to say that my eye feels a little "uncomfortable" with the tree right on the center of the rock. A positioning more to one side may look better.

Best regards
Martin

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood Rock Planting

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:53 am

mike page wrote:Here in California we have great oaks, sometimes on a rocky hillside. This is my inspiration.

You know Mike, the image of those hills covered with wildflowers and dotted with those magnificant California popped into my mind this afternoon so I certainly understand your inspiration. Seems like that's in one of those powerpoint slide shows that floats around cyberspace. I live in a house built on the grounds of what once was a plantation (a la 'Gone With The Wind'). Our live oaks look very different.

So, that understood, maybe if the suiban were wider and less intrusive, the tree moved off center as Claudia suggested, and with the moss rolling down over more of the stone you'd end up with a prettier composition. Again, my 2 cents.

Hey, the best part is you have Claudia's attention. If you decide to go with a pot maybe if you talk to her really sweet she'll make you one of her beauties Wink !!!

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood Rock Planting

Post  Klaudia & Martin on Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:33 am

Sleep Laughing ....hey Mr. Charming Russell.....

This was my (Martin's) post......

Wink ....but I'm sure Klaudia will like the compliment!


> MARTIN <

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood Rock Planting

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:32 am

Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

Yes, Martin, I just realized that too!!

So Sorry. And of course my best regards to Klaudia!

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood Rock Planting

Post  bonsaistud on Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:36 am

G'day Mike...

I'm with Russel and Martin...off center with the tree...

Is that the "Box W" Oak I've been hearing about?

By the way, Mike...a wonderful rendition of our beautiful California Oak...

Pat

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