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PostSubject: Bougainvillea   Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:01 am

here is one of mine Bougainvillea, its about seven years old







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PostSubject: Re: Bougainvillea   Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:17 pm

Majed,

you have a very interesting specimen..... can become a very nice literati bonsai.
Pls share your thoughts on how you intend to design this tree. Also would be great if you could post current pics of this specimen.

Just to share with you, here are few pics of one of my Bougainvillea specimen in a training pot. It will be planted in a tall pot soon.
The specimen is about 10 years old, and is in training for the last 2 years.

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PostSubject: Re: Bougainvillea   Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:47 pm

what a style Shaukat,it reminds the classic Japanese bonsai style. Very Happy
regarding my tree i will pot it half moon pot,

sorry for my bad "virtual style painting"
@ shaukat i am going to make a progression thread for your this tree,and i will post pics mine one too but there is no major progress on my bougainvillea.
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PostSubject: Re: Bougainvillea   Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:07 pm

Thanks, Majed for your appreciation. In fact I had long been planning to grow one such cascade specimen, which I had seen in Japanese bonsai albums..... let's see how it goes. I have noted that you want to put it in a separate thread.... which is fine.

On your tree, your virtual on half moon pot is quite ok (I can't make any virtuals at all.... will have to learn).
However, on your planting the tree, don't you think the angle is too horizontal?
I liked your first pic planting angle.... and it will be quite fantastic once the branches and foliage pad grows, and you can plant in a dark colored oval pot..... these are just my thoughts, and you are the final judge.

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PostSubject: Re: Bougainvillea   Fri May 14, 2010 3:36 pm

thanks shaukat for your advice,i will follow it.
here is update.and please guide me am i in right direction or not.i am fully dumped here what to do next with this style?


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PostSubject: Re: Bougainvillea   Fri May 14, 2010 7:38 pm

Majed,

It would be my pleasure to guide you but I cannot make virtuals......
but I will make a 'future' sketch for you on some options that I can visualize, and will post soon.

But can you pls tell me why the foliage is not profuse, as is common with Bougainvilleas. Did you prune back other shoots/branches or the shoots did not come out profusely?

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PostSubject: Re: Bougainvillea   Sat May 15, 2010 10:50 am

actually i pruned it about a week ago,it got wild foliage.
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PostSubject: Re: Bougainvillea   Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:06 pm

Majed,

You should have allowed the branches to grow 'wild' for a while. This is very beneficial with Bougainvilleas particularly. Because you'd get many options to choose for your next styling once the apical branch has lot of foliage.
Pls post some current pics of your plant without prunining, if available.

As promised to you, here are 2 options, which I have sketched (as you know, I can't make virtuals) and hope this would give the basic guideline. Pls let me have your response.

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PostSubject: Re: Bougainvillea   Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:15 pm

Shaukat nice sketch.....
i like the option 1.
i am thinking to plant it bigger pot for some wild growth or let it grow in same pot for couple of years.
you are very good artist on drawing....
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PostSubject: Re: Bougainvillea   Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:12 pm

Thanks Majed, that you liked the sketches and option 1. Drawing can rescue in choosing the right style when we come to a dead end, not that it is essential to know, but can be helpful. I love to draw sketches....

You are abosolutely right in thinking to let this plant grow in a bigger pot for a while.

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PostSubject: Re: Bougainvillea   Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:52 pm

after some cuts and basic style its doing fine now.


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PostSubject: Re: Bougainvillea   Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:23 pm

Majed, I'm happy to note the progress and development of the style on this plant. It's coming up nicely.

Have you planted it on a larger pot? By Feb/March, you would have plenty of leaves and branches for the next styling.

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PostSubject: Re: Bougainvillea   Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:56 pm

Shaukat its in good size container. shooting from every where now...but there is one problem.... the left branch started die back so i have cut it back.. now have to wait for couple of years to have branch at that place to balance the style.

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PostSubject: Re: Bougainvillea   Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:43 am

Majed, as Bougainvillea branches are quite brittle, it might crack while wiring the branches resulting in die-back. Anyway, there is no need to worry much, and I don't think you need to wait for a couple of years.

With some fertilization, you would have enough growth this year to work on your styling by early next year.
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