collegechic
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Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:48 pm
Location: Orlando

Planting a tree over a rock?

I'm not quite sure how best to word this but I love trees that have this look:

https://www.kaizenbonsai.com/shop/images/acer_ts458.jpg

Where the tree has grown over the rock. I felt that this may be a good solution for styling my bonsai, since my tree is a ginger root ficus with the big bulbus roots.

I'm looking at re-planting my tree right now anyways so this could be a possible time to do it. I was wondering if it was "too late" to introduce a rock. Or if it wasn't if it'd be a bad idea. And, if nothing else, how I would go about doing it.

Thanks all!
My Garden is a container Garden out on my apartment's balcony. I live in Orlando Florida!

collegechic
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Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:48 pm
Location: Orlando

Okay I found this picture and had to put it here, since I thought it was just lovely:

https://www.bonsai4me.com/Gallery/GalleryHarry/elm%20over%20rock%20bonsai%200408.jpg
My Garden is a container Garden out on my apartment's balcony. I live in Orlando Florida!

alexinoklahoma
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Posts: 273
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:21 pm
Location: Central Oklahoma

It takes a few years to get decent results. Just so you know that up front :-) Harry has been doing trees for awhile (2nd post), and he can make things look easy. Too easy at times ;-)

HTH,
Alex

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