TOPIC: Ulmus Penjing number 2 - work in progress

Ulmus Penjing number 2 - work in progress 2 years 10 months ago #16620

2 supermarket bonsai clumps plus 1 little tree from bonsai center.
One supermarket tree was dead which was in group hard to notice - I didn´t, and one was therefore over the required odd number.


















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Ulmus Penjing number 2 - work in progress 2 years 10 months ago #16638



With moss

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Ulmus Penjing number 2 - work in progress 2 years 10 months ago #16639



And one more


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Ulmus Penjing number 2 - work in progress 2 years 10 months ago #16650

The moss and sedums look quite nice. I'm less convinced by the trees and their positioning.
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Ulmus Penjing number 2 - work in progress 2 years 10 months ago #16664

That's so cool, you did a really great job. :P
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Ulmus Penjing number 2 - work in progress 2 years 1 month ago #20222

Today I restyled this penjing because I wasn´t happy with positioning of 3 trees on the left.
To make it more interesting, I addes some rocks.
I want to sell this one cause I am in need of some cash.
What do you think what is it worth?
I was asking 150 euros for it on slovakian buy and sell website.
Is it fair price?
Considering trees and material would cost you some 90 euros here.
And 1 year of care plus many hours of putting it together ....








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Ulmus Penjing number 2 - work in progress 2 years 1 month ago #20223

if only they were larches :/

looks nicely done, but imho, there's some issues that could be a problem for that prize:

most of the trees are the same height, so there is no depth
an even number of trees
the trees themselves look way too messy

positives are the nice build up, nice rocks and moss..

if you were to actually style the trees for a few years it would look a whole lot better..
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Ulmus Penjing number 2 - work in progress 2 years 1 month ago #20224

There are 5 trees actually you haven´t noticed little one there :)
I will lower the canopy of the tree on the left to make overall shape nicer.
And trees will look nicer with new leaves :)
Styling could be fun for the new owner.
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Ulmus Penjing number 2 - work in progress 2 years 1 month ago #20225

Hey Dominion how about giving it some depth by pruning the height of the trees this way?


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Ulmus Penjing number 2 - work in progress 2 years 1 month ago #20226

It is not really true that there must be an uneven number of trees, as long as you don't make things symmetical.
You do have 5 trees, but the small one isn't very visible. The first time, as I wrote, I wasn't convinced by the positioning of the trees and it has improved, but imho there's still room for improvement.

Of course the trees aren't the best, but they do look a lot better than in the original pots. I think it's worth more now than it was before. I wonder what it would look like if you swapped the first and the second tree (so that the 2nd tree is the highest; can't really see which one is higher though), and moved the little one to the right, before the two other ones.

The price... depends on who is buying :)
I would not pay 150 for it, but that's because for that amount I could buy... well, a juniper with a massive trunk. Almost.
Of course the trees have cost money - but if you would've sold them as they were, you probably wouldn't get the amount you paid for them - and unfortunately, no one is going to pay the hours you put into it. So, 150 is not ridiculous, but it may be a bit too high.
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