The “Keep Myself Sane” Tree 

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

I finally got the portulacaria I had been working on in the hospital (from the last post) repotted. Here’s how you saw it last:This was how it was sitting in the pot. Pretty straightforward potting, widest base flat to the viewer. I had showed it in different angles in the last post to give you an idea of how just adjusting the front could change the character of the piece.

I was also considering a pot change. I brought a few that might work. Fast forward to the CFBC meeting last week and the repot. One note on repotting of established trees and dwarf jades especially: unless you are developing a branch and need vigorous growth, a repot doesn’t have to be a complete exchange of the old soil for new. Just gently removing the outside roots and soil is sufficient to keep the tree healthy (of course, this…

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