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The size of bonsai

2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago #55459 by RyanCaleb
Hello all,

There seems to be a funny concept where some people can't seem to go past the size of a tree before they really consider it. This is particularly so with the Vietnamese community here - a couple of which are close friends. No matter how much I explain that size and quality are completely separate, they insist that small trees (less than about 15 or 20 inches) just don't give them the right ''feeling''. So much so that they will by-pass a high quality small tree and pay any price to acquire the big stuff regardless of quality.
What's going on? Is it immaturity? Is it cultural? In my mind they are missing something!

Thanks





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2 years 10 months ago #55461 by JC
Hi Ryan

Al lot of my friends are Vietnamese as well.

I think that it is cultural and maybe a perception of power and a little to do with more bang for your buck.

Regarding this (In my mind they are missing something) they would think the same about you.

For me I just love the fact that we are all different as in thinking, doing and looking. (A Pretty DEEP comment for me, I cant wait for the reply's :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: )

JC

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2 years 10 months ago #55467 by George
I think like many arts, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To each their own ?
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2 years 10 months ago #55469 by leong
A short man syndrome glasshopper.
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2 years 10 months ago #55473 by Rod Lovett
They do like the biggies ☺
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2 years 10 months ago #55474 by Derek Oakley
The big ones are easier to look after, especially in Australian conditions.

Cheers Derek
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2 years 10 months ago #55477 by adam k
I agree somewhat with derek
Easier to look after in that they don't dry out and die in half day if it's really hot
So easier watering wise
I find them impressive as long as shaped properly
But harder in heavier so bigger job repotting,wiring,trimming etc
I think it's easier to get detail and leaf/needle size in scale on a larger tree especially with species that don't reduce easily
My suggestion some of each in your collection
Big and small !!
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