Smoke's Momma's Self Critique.

Smoke's Momma

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I chose this tree because it reminds me of all my baby's trees.

It was repotted 2 full moons ago.
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Decent taper and a reasonable branching start for a tree under 3in.

It could be more forward in the pot...20180818_074516.jpg

But it's hard to see from the front ... And the apex moves forward nice. I like this little root nubby accent.
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The entire left sac will go when it is established. Spring perhaps.
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Then pinch pinch pinch!

Feel free to add critique. I hope @Bananaman sees this!

Smoke's Momma
 

Mike Hennigan

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I like the way you have it precariously balancing like that. ?
 

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I thought you didn't like talking about nut sacks, or is that just as a "polishing tool"?
....you know now I'm confused. I'm not so sure we are talking about the same thing. You mentioned "sack". I said "sac". There is a difference.

On bonsai, as they grow the sac becomes larger and more prominent. Mostly the sac is what makes bonsai work. Grooming the sac is important for exhibits and a sac can be diminished but not removed. In foreign countries I have seen jin and shari on sacs before. I think this is unnecessary treatment of the sac.

On this tree growing another sac on the right side may help balance the tree. Personally, I don't think one can have too many sacs on a tree.

Viva' le Sac
 

amcoffeegirl

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He said his mom passed away so I think this is probably in poor taste. I may be feeling over sensitive today though. I am very protective of my family and I feel there are some lines that should not be crossed. :(
 

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Not me...I always thought it was Sorce.

Besides Smoke's mama is not my style.

I would use a much more provacative name like:

Smoke's Lover
I did Smoke
Smokin the Smoke
Smoke Screen
Smokes Banana

I'm just not a Smokes Mama kind of guy, and I would never say "sac"
 

Bananaman

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He said his mom passed away so I think this is probably in poor taste. I may be feeling over sensitive today though. I am very protective of my family and I feel there are some lines that should not be crossed. :(
Actually my mom passed in 1995. Only 56 years old.

My wife died last year in about ten days. On the 28th. I have no idea who Smokes Mama is.
 

Bananaman

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Actually my mom passed in 1995. Only 56 years old.

My wife died last year in about ten days. On the 28th. I have no idea who Smokes Mama is.
Obviously trying to capitalize on my uuuuge following. Bwah..hahahaha
 

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He said his mom passed away so I think this is probably in poor taste. I may be feeling over sensitive today though. I am very protective of my family and I feel there are some lines that should not be crossed. :(
I guess...hearing all the "your momma" jokes my husband and his friends used back in the day when they were young. (Dating him...never heard of such a thing until he told me.) Any who...I never seen an issue with the name. Sorry your feeling overly sensitive. (((Hugs))) But the name brings back all the things the guys told me when I said I had never heard of such a thing. I think the name came about in such a light hearted jesture of pun. Sorce is a kind hearted man...If not confusing in his writing at times.
 

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Not me...I always thought it was Sorce.

Besides Smoke's mama is not my style.

I would use a much more provacative name like:

Smoke's Lover
I did Smoke
Smokin the Smoke
Smoke Screen
Smokes Banana

I'm just not a Smokes Mama kind of guy, and I would never say "sac"
no sorce is behind the name smokes mamma.
But since your real mom is deceased I think it's somewhat disrespectful.

It would be funnier if it was
Smokes banana as if a banana could post- hahahaha- the images won't stop.
 
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