Bonsai flowering quince

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  1. Aug 13, 2012 #1

    Stone

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    Started this in 1985. It gives me lots of pleasure every year.
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    Yeah!!!! This is a very pleasant compact minitree! Jean
     
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    For so many years it looks really small and great
     
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    wow!
    looks good!
     
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    That really works as a bonsai. I like it.
     
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    Omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Lovely!! We have a normal sized one in my mom's garden.
     
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    Wow, very nice. My flowering quinces are youngsters, I have shown them this picture to inspire them.

    I had to check your profile, saw that you are in Australia, where its middle-late winter. That is when quinces would normally bloom. How tall is your plant, it looks like it is about 10 inches, maybe a little more? The flowers of your plant seem large, do you know the cultivar. I don't think it is "Chojubai" or "Hime", but I could be wrong. What is the cultivar?

    The color of your pot contrasts nicely with the flowers, the octagonal shape is nice also. Good on its own as a bonsai or it would make an excellent shitakusa in a display with a much larger tree.

    Thanks for posting. Post more of your bonsai when you have time, quite a few of us enjoy seeing them, and some of us (like myself) do bonsai also in addition to orchids.
     
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    Thanks all.
    Leo,
    I love the quinces too. I think this cultivar is Christmas Cheer but I could be wrong. Its a very old cultivar anyway. This one is about 9'' tall. I also have a group planting of Chojubai. (probably my favorite) The flower is only half the size of this. And there is another on the bench pink/white which I'll post when its open.
    The quickest way of obtaining a good sized one is to dig one out of the garden and prune the top and the roots right down to a couple of inches and pot it up.
    I would be happy to post more bonsai pics. I have many:evil:. Its another passion of mine as well.:)
    Mike.
     
  10. Aug 14, 2012 #10
    How stunning :)


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    Bring 'em on!
     
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    yeah come on!!!!! Do you grow/create them all like this one, or do you buy too? Jean
     
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    Ok, here is a cotoneaster raft syle. About 8 inches high
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    Juniperus procumbens nana. I dug this from the garden many many years ago and I've been refining it ever since. The pic is a bit squashed. you have to imagine it 10% wider.
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    Trident maple forest. This is 10 or 12 years old taken last summer. It has since been rearranged.
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    And this is a kurume Azalea ''Amoena''. Its covered in purpleish flowers in spring. Enjoy!
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    No I've never bought any. 1- they're too pricey (for a good one) and 2- the quality of commercial bonsai is quite low here because importing from Japan is out of the question. (although its getting better)
     
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    Well, congratulations then Mike!!!! all of these ones look well balanced ; you hasve a very good hand with them!!!! I like the azalea! How large is it?

    (are you on facebook?) Jean
     
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    Bonsai are so serene and calming to see and imagine little
    scenes. I used to do bonsai and then killed a very expensive Okinawa Holly and lost heart after that. Your
    bonsai are lovely and I'd enjoy seeing them anytime you'd care to post a photo.
     
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    Thanks Jean. The Azalea is around 12 inches and no!..no facebook. I spend too much time looking at this damn screen as is!:)
     
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    Wonderful bonsai! WOW!
     
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    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap::clap::clap:

    Ramon:)
     

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