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Potting - how important is the placement.

2 months 3 days ago #60916 by Leong Kwong
A subject not very often discussed or even touch by bonsai lovers the best of time. Have a look at these two pictures and have your say. What is actually wrong with what is done in the first picture compared to the second picture. Have fun.

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2 months 3 days ago #60917 by JC
Hi Leong

Great topic.

Pic1: For me, It's trying to look like a semi-cascade and for one the pot is wrong.

Pic Two: I like this planting angle as you can see the branch line on the right under the foliage, looks as though the trunk has been moved to the left that is a better look.

Sorry but I still don't like the pot, it's way too flashy for me and thats all I see.

JC
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2 months 3 days ago #60921 by Leong Kwong
Client's tree and pot JC

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2 months 2 days ago #60940 by Anthony W
Agree with JC...better position and angle second pic, not quite right in the azalea pot, but sometimes pot range and budgets constrain us, love the tree but.

cheers Anthony

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2 months 2 days ago #60945 by Leong Kwong
There is nothing wrong with the tree at all, the fault is the balance, the tree should be potted about a cm or two to the left and the tail tilted up 5 degrees or so and the crown tilted back 3-4 degrees. As it was the it indicates the tree have poor root system and weak and it will fall over. It also show that the right side is heavy and unbalanced. It did not show the strong trunk and structure. Is always important not to just plunk the tree in the middle of the pot when potting, balance it to show the best of the tree.
Yours sincerely.
Leong
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2 months 2 days ago #60946 by JC
Hi All

I just noticed at a second glance.

The first picture has the apex off to the right through the centre line of the trunk.

It could be even tilted up slightly anti-clockwise a couple of degrees?

Shame you couldn't talk them into a pot change as it would take it up a level.

JC

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