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Fertilizing young elm? 3 years 9 months ago #11771

Right. And there is a crab apple also which is fine. My point is that if it does not look right then something is wrong, so what is wrong? The fruit is collosal in comparison to the size of the tree. Compare it to the Crab Apple and see what a difference there is. The fruit are in proportion and look right.
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Fertilizing young elm? 3 years 9 months ago #11773

JohnnieWbl wrote: The size of the apple in contrast to the size of the tree is what makes the picture so fascinating, imho. Maybe you mistake "is not good" for "might be a challenge"? Sure there can be risks to it (thank you for pointing them out), but we can only learn by taking a risk now and then, can't we?


There are no rules - just guidelines - so I agree that 'it is a challenge' and 'is not good' is an opinion only.

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Fertilizing young elm? 3 years 9 months ago #11774

There is a beautiful tree with small leaves well proportioned with massive fruit why?
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Fertilizing young elm? 3 years 9 months ago #11775

As I'm new to bonsai don't take my opinion too serious, but I can understand perfectly why someone would create something like this.

It's the same reason why it would be very cool to seen enormous lemons on a normal tree! :) Just imagine a regular apple tree in your back yard, bearing just one apple which is three meters in diameter! It's the absurdity of it, stuff children's books are made of. Sure, it requires some imagination but as bonsai is said to be an art, it may come in different forms.

Plus, if the branches do not break you can always prune away the flowers next year, right? It will still be a regular bonsai, I don't think it'll die because it has to bear a few fruits.
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Fertilizing young elm? 3 years 9 months ago #11776

JohnnieWbl wrote: It's the absurdity of it, stuff children's books are made of. Sure, it requires some imagination but as bonsai is said to be an art, it may come in different forms.


You might like Walter Pall's view : walter-pall-bonsai.blogspot.nl/2014/02/t...le-bonsai-style.html
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Fertilizing young elm? 3 years 9 months ago #11778

I do! Thanks!
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Fertilizing young elm? 3 years 9 months ago #11779

I'd say it is a display of skill how people can grow large fruit on their bonsai. Not per say means that the plant will die.

I like to compare it to growing Giant Pumpkins. Not what most people grow pumkings for, but still pretty cool that someone can do it.

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Fertilizing young elm? 3 years 9 months ago #11782

Nice comparison, although what makes a bonsai with large fruits so fascinating (in my opinion) is the contrast of tree vs fruit within the image of the bonsai, where a huge pumkin is cool because we recognize it as abnormal size without having any contrast. Such a pumkin really needs something to contrast its size, like the man behind it in your picture.
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Fertilizing young elm? 2 months 1 week ago #38161

Hi there, i have organic fertilizer with NPK 5-5-7 for my elm, its ok ?

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