Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

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Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby guzzigirl » Thu May 01, 2008 11:05 am

Just for fun. Nothing done to trees yet apart from snipping off a few leaves. Will see if they survive winter dormancy and settle their roots in, then maybe play some more.

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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby The Estate » Thu May 01, 2008 11:09 am

Thanks looks really cool Guzzi, your arty farty side is coming out :-P
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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby Mister Wisteria » Thu May 01, 2008 1:53 pm

Great job, looks real good. :D
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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby taffyman » Thu May 01, 2008 3:06 pm

That looks interesting GG. Looks like it may develop into a very nice group setting over the next couple of years - good job , and creative (Y)
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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby imonetwo » Wed May 21, 2008 5:31 pm

Very Creative Bev :)
However,a couple of points.
Firstly, deciduous trees are planted in glazed pots. Secondly, you shouldnt waste that beautiful pot on those underserving ashes, it needs a largish conifer or fig :)

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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby guzzigirl » Wed May 21, 2008 7:48 pm

imonetwo wrote:Very Creative Bev :)
However,a couple of points.
Firstly, deciduous trees are planted in glazed pots. Secondly, you shouldnt waste that beautiful pot on those underserving ashes, it needs a largish conifer or fig :)

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hello Eric, glad to see you back :D

the pot was cheap and not in the best of condition, and I wanted something to play with :D
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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby imonetwo » Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:28 pm

How are those ash ging Bev ??? I dont know if you remember this one, its a last year seedling that I kept stripping the new buds off till I got a tall trunk.
I decided I was sick of tripping of the rock at the front door so I combined both :)

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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby guzzigirl » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:16 pm

that looks promising Eric. My group planting needs a bit of TLC at the moment - some of the trees are at funny angles and I need to wire them up again. Been rather busy lately and still will be for a while but hopefully I will be able to do something on it soon and will take a picture then.
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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby guzzigirl » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:18 pm

new pics as promised...
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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby guzzigirl » Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:10 pm

bumping for imonetwo & taffyman (forum went down not long after I posted on this topic last.)
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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby taffyman » Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:31 pm

Thanks GG. That first photo looks great. If all those trees were in individual pots of their own, they would look pretty plain, but in the group they look just about right. The relative sizes of the trunks to the bridge give the setting a good perspective. (Y)
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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby guzzigirl » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:07 pm

thanks taffy. it needs a bit of maturing (a lot really :D ), but as I said it is just a bit of fun. need to work on the leaf size too. might defoliate them and see what happens. had already removed the larger leaves, but not all of them.
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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby taffyman » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:04 pm

Yes, it is a bit of fun GG. It most likely wouldn't be on the Bonsai Master's lists of 'must have', but that's not the point. The point is, you've used your imagination to create a setting out of a few seedlings or cuttings, some coloured gravel and a pot that's colourful and interesting to look at. On top of that, you obviously enjoy what you're doing otherwise you wouldn't post the photos.
Over time yes, the trees will develop and thicken and can be shaped more into a 'traditional' group setting if you wish - and by then it will most likely need a larger pot.
Keep doing what you're doing GG and keep us updated on it's progress.
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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby Mister Wisteria » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:53 am

That's come on well Guzzi. :D
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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby imonetwo » Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:41 pm

Bev, keep cutting those ashes back hard as they grow very fast, the trunks could triple their sizes in less than 2 seasons :)
I have several who's leaves are almost 1/10 the size they are normally, all down to defoliating.
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Re: Desert Ash by the River - Group planting

Postby guzzigirl » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:01 am

imonetwo wrote:Bev, keep cutting those ashes back hard as they grow very fast, the trunks could triple their sizes in less than 2 seasons :)
I have several who's leaves are almost 1/10 the size they are normally, all down to defoliating.
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