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Little olive that got smaller 3 years 10 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..

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Little olive that got smaller 3 years 10 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!
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Little olive that got smaller 3 years 10 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.
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Little olive that got smaller 3 years 10 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:
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Little olive that got smaller 3 years 10 months ago #11646

extremely cool! you have an awesomely thick trunk and a pot that matches the ruggedness of the tree. epic job!
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Little olive that got smaller 3 years 10 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
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Little olive that got smaller 3 years 10 months ago #11656

holly macaroni cheese! :blink: you are right, the scale is deceiving.
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Little olive that got smaller 2 years 2 weeks ago #21325

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

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Little olive that got smaller 2 years 2 weeks ago #21327

That thing is going to be awesome. It really is.
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Little olive that got smaller 2 years 2 weeks ago #21328

Yes, that truly is a great tree.
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