All Things Gardening forum: How do I finish this braid??

Views: 675, Replies: 5 » Jump to the end
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 16, 2013 6:16 PM CST
This is my malabar chestnut. It is bonsai and indoors. I want to finish off the braid as the tree is growing taller. It is about 24" tall. It is 5-strand. I looked up 5 strand braid but the way this was started was not the standard 5-strand braid...not that I could figure it out anyway! Any clues for me to help make this tree look nice as it grows?

Thumb of 2013-07-17/ShadyGreenThumb/ce2e22
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Georgia Plant Identifier Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers
Critters Allowed Composter Rabbit Keeper Herbs Region: United States of America Dog Lover
Image
greene
Jul 22, 2013 6:24 PM CST
I have been busy looking for an answer - I even looked at braiding horses' tails and braiding lucky bamboo (I know it's not really bamboo), but I can't find a pleasing arrangement with 5 stems. Sorry, I will keep looking.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
abhege
Jul 22, 2013 6:50 PM CST
Can you finish as started with two of the three strands being doubles?
Name: Deb
Planet Earth, Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Herbs Ferns Dragonflies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
Bonehead
Jul 24, 2013 7:39 PM CST
How pliable is it? If you can easily try different configurations, I'd to that. Otherwise, perhaps use some lengths of rope to duplicate what you already have and then try different twists to see what you like.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
Image
woofie
Jul 27, 2013 4:19 PM CST
Oh, now, practicing with rope, that is a GOOD idea, Deb! Thumbs up
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Deb
Planet Earth, Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Herbs Ferns Dragonflies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
Bonehead
Jul 30, 2013 7:11 PM CST
Cheryl, post a photo if/when you do your final braid. You gave me a good idea to likewise 'braid' a leaning curly willow out in my yard. I hooked it onto itself here and there to straighten it up. Looks much better. Time will tell if it will continue to lean toward more sunshine or if perhaps it is now tall enough to stand on its own.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« All Things Gardening forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Flowers"