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Pseudo-Bonsai Avocado Project 26-Jan-2012
I gave the container another flip this morning, and am hoping to get a better curve into the stem.
I’ve actually read about people growing trees in this way for specific purposes after they were harvested. I think I heard about people doing this with trees for archery bows long ago (as opposed to steaming and bending the wood after it was cut).
Here’s a link to an interesting article on Wikipedia about tree shaping: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_shaping

Pseudo-Bonsai Avocado Project 26-Jan-2012

I gave the container another flip this morning, and am hoping to get a better curve into the stem.

I’ve actually read about people growing trees in this way for specific purposes after they were harvested. I think I heard about people doing this with trees for archery bows long ago (as opposed to steaming and bending the wood after it was cut).

Here’s a link to an interesting article on Wikipedia about tree shaping: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_shaping


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Pseudo-Bonsai Avocado Project 26-Jan-2012
I decided I try and curve the stem around again, so I inverted it last night before I went home (with the ingenious use of some sticks and a recycling container). Once again it grew faster that I anticipated, and it had made it back around to completely vertical.

Pseudo-Bonsai Avocado Project 26-Jan-2012

I decided I try and curve the stem around again, so I inverted it last night before I went home (with the ingenious use of some sticks and a recycling container). Once again it grew faster that I anticipated, and it had made it back around to completely vertical.

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Pseudo-Bonsai Avocado Project 25-Jan-2012
The leaves look great. Just wish it would stop stretching for the light. Look how much it has grown since yesterday.

Pseudo-Bonsai Avocado Project 25-Jan-2012

The leaves look great. Just wish it would stop stretching for the light. Look how much it has grown since yesterday.