Meandering Myrtles

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Source: Bonsaibark.

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Here's the copy from our source (a Bark post last November titled Meandering Lines)...  "This Myrtle (Myrtus communis) belongs to Andrea Albergo. The pot is by Greg Ceramics and the photo is by Harry Harrington. I chose it for the lead tree for several reasons; I'm not sure I've ever seen a Myrtle with such a massive trunk (turns out I had), deadwood on most non-conifers isn't all that common (though becoming more common) and I like the loose abstract meandering lines of the deadwood and living veins."

Yesterday we feature a very muscular Myrtle (Myrtus communis) for your viewing pleasure. There was a day when I didn’t believe any Myrtles existed with such massive trunks. Now I know better
Continued below…

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Are the lines on this trunk too contrived? No matter, It's beautiful and it draws your eye

Continued from above…
All four Myrtles shown here were borrowed from Bark posts. They represent the sum total of our massive Myrtles to date, with the exception of yesterdays

 

myrtusMauro1I haven't seen that many real Myrtle bonsai and of the ones I have seen, this one that belongs to Mauro Stemberger is by far the most impressive (was by far the most impressive at the time). Though the flowers aren't necessary to appreciate the tree, they add a nice touch.

 

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There's a lot going on here

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Myrtus communis by Rui Ferrreira. The photo is from the EXPOS PORTUGAL – 3º Congresso Federação Portuguesa de Bonsai – Ericeira 2011. You can find it on Kintall’s home page.

 

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The well-gnarled trunk adds character

 

TICKLEMYRTLEAs you can see by the copyright, this muscular Myrtle belongs to Tony Tickle (or belonged to Tony Tickle at the time), an artist we've featured numerous times over the years

 

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I like a good twin trunk tree and this one is no exception. I guess you could call it 'mother and child' if such a term is still used. In this case, the child is quite small

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