Plum bonsai

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  1. Aug 23, 2016 #1

    Stone

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    About 25 years from a 6 foot tree dug up from the side of the rd

    The best time to look at it now before all the buds open and obscure the branches.
    Enjoy Spring is on the way!....:clap:

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    Well done!
     
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    Very cool!!
     
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    Oh my. That's fantastic! You've done a superb job with this one.
     
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    Gorgeous! Please, post again when in full flower.
     
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    Beautiful


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    Lovely. How did you train it? Wires?
     
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    Beautiful shape on this one and a nice gnarly truck, too. You've captured the essence of bonsai perfectly on this one, Stone. Nice job!
     
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    This looks fantastic. Well done!

    Please do repost photos when it's in full bloom.
     
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    One of the best things I've seen recently! :)

    That is great looking bonsai! and your work for so many years!!!

    Thanks for showing.
    This is the best time to see before all the buds open up as you say.
     
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    The bonsai looks ancient and sooo beautiful. There's a
    bonsai grower in New England who would love to see this
    beauty.
     
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    That is wonderful. Good job!
     
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    Absolutely beautiful. Please do update post as it blooms!
     
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    Thanks for all the lovely thoughts.
    Linus, I train this mainly by cutting and letting grow over and over. That way you get the nice movement in the branches. I use wire in winter to position branches in the right direction up or down etc., but not to shape them.
     
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    Wow, then you are really patient!
     
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    Lovely plant!!!! Jean
     
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    Wow!


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    That is beautiful!!! :drool:

    Please post a pic when in full bloom!
     
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    Very nice!
    Is it a flowering or "fruit" plum.
    Wild or domestic variety?
    (A lot of orchards are beside the road :poke: )
     
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    It's Prunus ceracifera. A lot of wild seedlings pop up here and there along roadsides and in fields etc. There is one with green leaves and pure white flowers, another with dark purple leaves and pink flowers and this one in between. They do have small purple inedible fruit but I cut them off if they form.
     

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