Bonsai Design and Display Critique – #2 Olive

Nate's Nursery

On to numero dos of my critique series. If you’re looking for #1 then you’ll be wanting to click on this.

Tree #2 – Olive

What does the trunk communicate?

Wide base with a solid footing depicts strength. The rugged bark of the trunk looks withered and full of hardship.

What does the pot communicate?

The pot communicates feminine qualities. Light colored, smooth, and oval shape of the pot almost distract from the tree.

What does the foliage communicate?

The rounded canopy suggests maturity which is complimented by the branching that is visible from the front. You can see the ramification of the branches which portrays the lack of foliage in the interior and gives the impression of age.


The trunk on the right is hidden from this viewing angle, maybe rotating the tree counter-clockwise a tad bit would help with that.

The fine branching has been wired…

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