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Post  Thomas Urban Mon Jan 03, 2022 2:54 pm

Howdy, felt like posting another spruce that has been doing very well and I'm very excited for the big re-pot this spring.

Bought at the Trophy in 2020.
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Very healthy and most likely has been in the trainer pot for years. Maybe 5-6 and now it's been in the pot for an additional 2 seasons since I've had it.

After the first styling.
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Then the 2nd full styling this time at the end of the summer.
European Spruce (slender & elegant design) P_abie12

And a winter image.
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What sort of pot would you select for this one? Cheers.
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Post  JPH Wed Feb 16, 2022 5:22 pm

Wonderful Spruce!

It gives me the impression of a long life battered by wind and snow. Very excited to see it progress!

I could see this tree planted on an interesting stone, or a ceramic that emulates it. I think it would compliment the textured bark nicely.

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Post  ilniele Wed Feb 23, 2022 7:50 pm

Good job, beautifil spruce!
A "nanban" pot?

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Post  Thomas Urban Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:21 am

JPH wrote:Wonderful Spruce!

It gives me the impression of a long life battered by wind and snow. Very excited to see it progress!

I could see this tree planted on an interesting stone, or a ceramic that emulates it. I think it would compliment the textured bark nicely.


Thanks, I'll let the pads densify but yes, ideally I'd like to keep the alpine look. I just choose a ceramic this last weekend which should be a nice match. Feminine in design.

ilniele wrote:Good job, beautifil spruce!
A "nanban" pot?


Thank you! I just chose the pot over the weekend and I was considering a nanban with a rusty-brown patina look versus the one I went with. Both would suit it but I felt that the one I chose was a bit more feminine and would complement and grab a little more attention than the nanban. Plus the nanban had very strong feet which goes against the more feminine nature of the tree.

I'll post once it's paired up Smile.
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Post  Thomas Urban Wed May 04, 2022 10:11 am

Update on this one. Absolutely on the physical limit with this beautiful pot by Miroslav Znamenacek.

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Post  JPH Wed May 04, 2022 1:34 pm

I'm glad to see this tree doing well! I like the pot! Would you be open to some design suggestions? I could do a quick sketch and post it if you wish. However I totally respect if you want to go about it in your own way as it's very inspired (which is why I think I want to sketch it). Either way its a beautiful tree and you should be proud!

EDIT: Couldn't help myself. All I really did was change the angle slightly, jinned a few branches and brought things in tighter to the trunk... Sorry if I've overstepped some boundaries!  Embarassed Feel free to disregard! Very Happy

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