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Here's a blueberry stump I collected last spring ('08).
I don't quite know where to go with it.....
Here are the four sides. Any ideas?
 

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I've seen a few blueberry on various forums over the years and I have to say this is probably the best I've ever seen. The taper is amazing. I would say that once the branches have been set in a more horizontal plane I would resort to a clip and grow method on them to develop taper and ramification. This tree will be mind blowing in a short period of time.
 

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No help here, but that's pretty nice looking. I like the view of the base in the 2nd pic.
 

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A quick virtual that might help you think through the design. I think your choice of the front is correct. You need to get rid of the vertical branch on the right. Once that is done, I think you see the line of the bottom half of the tree, and the challenge comes down to creating a new apex that balances the design.

 

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Thanks Steve!

Nature did the stump... I have the harder task of making a good bonsai out of it.
I would say that once the branches have been set in a more horizontal plane......
I don't quite follow what you mean here. Is what bonsainut came up with the direction you were going?

grog, thanks.
I like the second base as well, but it might not work as well from the branching point of view. I think, in the long run, a round pot may be the way to go.

onlyrey, thank you.

I look foward to seeing it dressed up too. Maybe in a couple of years, after the branching is farther along, I'll be able to let it flower and fruit.
 

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A quick virtual that might help you think through the design. I think your choice of the front is correct. You need to get rid of the vertical branch on the right. Once that is done, I think you see the line of the bottom half of the tree, and the challenge comes down to creating a new apex that balances the design.

Thanks Greg!
I knew one of those prongs had to go, I just couldn't see which one. I think your virt is really going in the right direction.
Thanks for taking the time to help.
 

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Basically lowering the branches like in Greg's virt. Thereby giving it a more mature look. nothing beats blueberries for back budding either so it'll fill in and more for you.
 

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Jay, I've been eyeing a blueberry near me for bonsai, but hadn't fully committed to the idea of it yet. Thanks for inspiring me!

Now I just have to convince the wife....:p
 
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Jay,

Those berries must be getting close, how about an update when they are ready?



Will
 

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