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The question of the front …

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Even the best striker can become dull with time … a change pot, a change in the inclination, or even a change of front can revive an old family tree and make you feel like we have a new suddenly.

This quince ‘Chojubai’ front has several possibilities. This year we decided to shake a little. The photo essay tells the story of our change front, and what we have done to make it work:

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Base Quince Chojubai of the original facade. Note small but ancient branch that comes from the lower right nebari. Nebari is narrow from this front.

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New frontal possibility. Old small branch is now right in our face. Nebari is the best way, however.

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New front with a low branch removed. Best movement branch is this front, and also Nebari, although the tree needs a slight tip to the right to a better superior balance.

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Extraction Chojubai of the pot using a root scythe.

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rootball before returning to the pot. Old soil mass is 50% akadama, 50% pumice, very dense with roots (I add some lava for conifers.)

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potted in the new front, with a slight change in the tilt to the right.

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left side, which is close to the original facade. Tree is tilted back (pictured, left) for the new front, leaning too far forward.

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Back. Also interesting curves, but with a low branch coming towards us, and the tree away from us. It is not a good choice for a striker.

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Right side. Interestingly, as all sides of this tree, but like the original facade of the nebari is not very good.

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With most any tree, these are the types of decisions juggled to do for the best forward: The best primary and secondary angles and points of view, the tug of war back and approach movements (impossible to photograph …) trees’ best features like nebari … all of which are combined in the overall gestalt be (hopefully) both harmonious and interesting. Great An order! We’ll be looking at it for a couple of years with renewed eyes, anyway.

This article was originally published on https://crataegus.com/2016/03/12/the-question-of-the-front/


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