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Beauty Doesn’t Always Conform to Our Expectations



Before and after European olive by Javi Campos Juan. Though it looks as though Javi has somehow managed to bend the trunk, perhaps all he has done is changed the planting and viewing angles. In any case, the improvement is striking

Continuing with our Before & After theme from the last few days…
You don’t often see Olives styled like this one; more like a conifer than an Olive. Regarding this, there is a good argument for styling in the way the type tree naturally grows. Trees that don’t conform to this standard often look unnatural

Still, I like this tree. True, at first glance I thought it was a conifer and was surprised when I read Javi’s Campos Juan’s caption which refers to it as Ullastre (Olea europaea L. var. sylvestris). But beauty doesn’t always conform to our expectations
Continued below…



I’ve been following Javi Campos Juan and his impressive bonsai  for a while now (here’s a link to our first from August 2016). This post is a repeat (with some changes) of a post we did in February, 2017 from photos we found on Javi’s facebook timeline



After. An impressive transformation



The original uncropped after shot with companion

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