TOPIC: Little olive that got smaller

Little olive that got smaller 4 years 4 months ago #11634

I realized that I have not posted many trees on the english forum of bonsaiempire. So here goes..

Early 2012 I got a stock-standard olive from the garden-centre. What drew me was a slight bluge at the base. After spending a year looking at it, repotting it to lift the roots higher, and removing a lot of the surface roots, brinbging out a bigger part of the bulge etc. this is the image, of june 2013.





After not getting any backbudding, I decided to just go brutal and chopped the top off last summer:





And a year later, a bit of carving a light wire and some pruning, this is where I am at today..

This message has attachments images.
Please log in or register to see it.

The following user(s) said Thank You: Slowhand
  • leatherback
  • leatherback's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 4755
  • Thanks received: 1629

Little olive that got smaller 4 years 4 months ago #11638

Impressive - I bought an olive tree some years ago, not for bonsai, but I'm still waiting for olives...patiently of course!
  • ironhorse
  • ironhorse's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Elite Member
  • Elite Member
  • Posts: 218
  • Thanks received: 72

Little olive that got smaller 4 years 4 months ago #11643

Thank's Leatherback for the pictures. I agree with ironhorse Impressive. also I see that I need to be more patient with the art of bonsai.

have a good one.

Dave

p.s. I liked the other tree's in the picture also.
  • Slowhand
  • Slowhand's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Junior Member
  • Junior Member
  • Posts: 32
  • Thanks received: 6

Little olive that got smaller 4 years 4 months ago #11644

quote="Slowhand" post=11643]p.s. I liked the other tree's in the picture also.[/quote]

LOL,
Except for one - a flowering cherry, which has moved into the garden- none of the other plants are still in my posession. I gave all of them away, as I though they did not have enough potential. :cheer:
  • leatherback
  • leatherback's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 4755
  • Thanks received: 1629

Little olive that got smaller 4 years 4 months ago #11646

extremely cool! you have an awesomely thick trunk and a pot that matches the ruggedness of the tree. epic job!
The following user(s) said Thank You: leatherback
  • bob
  • bob's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 1097
  • Thanks received: 174

Little olive that got smaller 4 years 4 months ago #11651

hehe, scale fools.. The pot is only a 15cm pot, I think. It is therefor only maybe a 10cm base :D

Thx though
  • leatherback
  • leatherback's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 4755
  • Thanks received: 1629

Little olive that got smaller 4 years 4 months ago #11656

holly macaroni cheese! :blink: you are right, the scale is deceiving.
  • bob
  • bob's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 1097
  • Thanks received: 174

Little olive that got smaller 2 years 6 months ago #21325

Slowly developing. Taking it slow with this one. And in winter it loses the leaves. Which is slow.

This message has an attachment image.
Please log in or register to see it.

The following user(s) said Thank You: Craig, brkirkland22
  • leatherback
  • leatherback's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 4755
  • Thanks received: 1629

Little olive that got smaller 2 years 6 months ago #21327

That thing is going to be awesome. It really is.
  • brkirkland22
  • brkirkland22's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 320
  • Thanks received: 128

Little olive that got smaller 2 years 6 months ago #21328

Yes, that truly is a great tree.
  • Samantha
  • Samantha's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 654
  • Thanks received: 137
Log in Register