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#1 2016-05-08 22:01:49

crestedbird
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And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

And so be it my little tree you are a "goose bush" finally.

I had this little caragana during my dreaded mandatory years living in a town with my spine diseases debilitating me.
I had it in a pot and carefully placed it in sheltered area to  be covered with snow in winter, as over few years lost ones that were in pots exposed to Alberta's weather change., this little tough one held on long enough to finally make home in the ground once I got married and moved to my hubby's family farm.
I guess I should also mention I only started shaping it a few years ago, this is year 3.
Finally it is filling in. hoping by next year, it will be done :) this will be my second ever topiary bush. I love it and wish could make all kinds of things :)



http://s19.postimg.org/7komwczxf/DSCF9047_copy_jpg_topiary_goose_May_2016.jpg

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#2 2016-05-08 22:31:58

Blaithin
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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

Oh wow! That's fabulous!

I have caraganas slowly taking over the yard. Being an old acreage they're just everywhere! Mowing them and cows are only delaying the inevitable. I should have a go at shaping them. I've thought of making little gazebo things out if them like I've seen with willows.

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#3 2016-05-08 22:38:56

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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

That's very cute!


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RIP Lucky the Very Brave splash Wyandotte rooster.
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#4 2016-05-08 22:41:08

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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

Very cute!  Looks great!


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#5 2016-05-08 22:48:06

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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

Blaithin wrote:

Oh wow! That's fabulous!

I have caraganas slowly taking over the yard. Being an old acreage they're just everywhere! Mowing them and cows are only delaying the inevitable. I should have a go at shaping them. I've thought of making little gazebo things out if them like I've seen with willows.

that's it caragana is such a weed until you really want them lolol. usually they reseed n sprout everywhere. but had heck of a time living in town keeping them in pots until I realized they was thawing n freezing all through winter.


The benefit is very fast growing.. which is also an enemy... making them high maintenance. once established they seem to never quit needing trimming..  Love your idea n would love to see your project going on n pics to.. that be exciting really :D



Thank you killerbunny and susanr :D


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#6 2016-05-08 22:51:18

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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

Those are awesome! :D

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#7 2016-05-08 22:58:56

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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

:thumbsup:
Wonderful!


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#8 2016-05-08 23:04:29

Blaithin
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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

I wonder what kind of string would work best to tie branches together. You'd want it to break down sooner than later so as not to cut into the plant so much.

I'm thinking that brown hempy kind of string.

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#9 2016-05-08 23:38:11

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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

Blaithin wrote:

I wonder what kind of string would work best to tie branches together. You'd want it to break down sooner than later so as not to cut into the plant so much.

I'm thinking that brown hempy kind of string.

yeah sounds great.

and I use hay wire and by next year usually ready to be removed. and use this green coated wire I think it is special for stuff like this it is fairly thick because of the cover on it but really awesome.. sorry not sure what it is called but is a bit costly, but can eventually be removed and reused :) it is not super strong to hold form but I wound it around and made the whole branch a bunch more pliable.


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#10 2016-05-09 00:17:35

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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

That is the first 'under control' Caragana I have ever seen!


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#11 2016-05-09 00:24:55

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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

Schipperkesue wrote:

That is the first 'under control' Caragana I have ever seen!

:rofl: .. yes! I am now known as crestedbird caragana trainer... down tree bend tree now please stay!


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#12 2016-05-09 01:59:54

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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

Beautifully done , always wanted to try something like that except with a Siberian Elm , more of a Bonsai version ..................artistic in ever way , well done

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#13 2016-05-09 15:50:26

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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

prairie dog wrote:

Beautifully done , always wanted to try something like that except with a Siberian Elm , more of a Bonsai version ..................artistic in ever way , well done

I love bonsai,, tried native tree trying to bonsai things but I always end up killing them, they dry up so fast.. I would need more research on potted bonsai, but love your idea of just in ground bonsai, I think those traditional shapes are awesome.

Thank you every bodies :D


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#14 2016-05-09 15:52:04

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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

That is amazing!  I have a bazillion of those awful plants that need "training". You are more than welcome to any of them!

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#15 2016-05-09 17:43:41

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Re: And the caragana said, when I grow up I wanna be a goose bush

Very nice!  Hope it doesn't get shot in hunting season.


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