Plum bonsai

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  1. Aug 26, 2016 #21

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    Very nice!

    Do you start with a big tree so it's got a good root stock? How low to the ground do you cut it?
     
  2. Aug 27, 2016 #22

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    The tree was about 6 or 7 feet tall when I dug it. It had a few very low branches (near the base) I kept 2 of them and cut the rest off and sealed the cut. Then I cut those 2 branches very short (to about 2 buds). What you see now is the tree formed from those 2 small side branches. (that's why the base is so thick).
    The roots are also cut very short to start with and new ones are developed just like the top. It's actually very easy but just take a long time.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2016 #23

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    Well done indeed. Picture perfect.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2016 #24

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    That is so cool! I admire anyone who has the patience for this!
     
  5. Aug 29, 2016 #25

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    Beautiful, well-trained plant.. :D
     
  6. Aug 29, 2016 #26

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    That is truly beautiful. Congratulations.
     
  7. Aug 30, 2016 #27

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    Lovely. It would fit into any collection here and not stick out as "foreign". That is a round about compliment :rollhappy::clap::rollhappy:
     
  8. Aug 30, 2016 #28

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    Thanks Tom. That means a lot to me!

    Here it is for those who wanted to see it in full bloom.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Aug 30, 2016 #29

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    Lovely! I can't wait for spring!
     
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    Cool. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    So beautiful!
    Can we have a photo of the next breathtaking stage - the first leaves, the first green tips?

    This bonsai is just gorgeous! Imagine all those flowers against blue sky ... some petals falling through the wind ... :clap: ! (I know, I know, but over here, we are in the middle of some hot and dry calima (dust) and every picture that helps cooling down a bit is highly appreciated! Hot sun and no blue sky ...)
     
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    :clap::clap::clap:
    Jean
     
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    The best of nature's beauty and man's artistry combined.

    :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
     
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    Absolutely stunning!!! :drool:
     
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    That's beautiful.
     
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    Wow - stunning! That looks like something from a high-end catalog.
     
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    Wow! Fantastic!
     

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