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Some Indian Laurel Ficus Work

Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:19 pm

This Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa kinnmen) was featured in the 2008 US National Exhibition photo album (page 78). It's been about 7 months since then and time for some rework. The leaves were hit with a fungus so I defloliated the tree.



I then did some wire and trimming and repotted at a different angle for a new front.




Here's an overhead view of the branch structure.




I put a few more details on my blog along with another similar tree. Enjoy.

BTW, browsing through the US National Exhibition album, I was very impressed by the job Bill Valavanis did on the album, but also by the fine quality and diversity of the US National bonsai. I can barely wait for the next spring time exhibition in June 2010. thumbs up


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Re: Some Indian Laurel Ficus Work

Post  DaveP on Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:38 pm

Rob,

Absolutely wonderful work presented here. The branchwork is astounding!

Kindest~
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Re: Some Indian Laurel Ficus Work

Post  Fabianoscosta on Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:16 pm

Working very thorough, very well made and structure the class in which you fell the tree has more harmony.
Transmits much peace. Congratulations Rob.
Regards,
Fabiano

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Re: Some Indian Laurel Ficus Work

Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:09 pm

Thanks guys. The tree could be considered a shohin as it is between 9 to 10 inches.


Here is another shohin I am working on. Prior to this photo about 2 months ago I removed most of the branches that grew this trunk.

The pot is by John Pitt of the UK.


Working with the buds that popped I started the branch selection for the design. Luckily, Ficus buds back like crazy. This is it after branch selection and wiring. Another Indian Laurel Ficus well on its way.



The blue dots on the soil are MiracleGrow granular fertilizer.

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Re: Some Indian Laurel Ficus Work

Post  jrodriguez on Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:24 pm

Rob,

Nice Ficus.

Kind regards,
Jose

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