“Pixtures” of a Wee Tree


I thought it was about time I posted a Pic or two of some trees.

This Japanese Larch has been in training for some years and received it’s first real styling by Phil in winter 2014.

New Potting Angle

Robert Porch added some refinement of the 2014 growth and improved the image in March 2015.

He refined it further a couple of weeks ago and I am well pleased with it’s development. It stands about 80 cm tall with a nebari width of 20cm approx.


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Creativity Excercise: Scrappy Juniper to Bonsai


This juniper is definitely one material that could challenge someone’s creativity.  I collected this juniper from a client’s yard last Spring.  A branch from a larger juniper touched the ground and in time it rooted.  This was that branch, and it had enough roots that last year it grew like it didn’t skip a beat.   When I potted it last spring, I immediately potted in a bonsai pot with bonsai soil.

I felt confident of its health that last September I did some initial work.  I sharied the trunk and did some light pruning.

Then this last winter I did some work on it againto get it closer to my vision for it.  During that last work however, I realized that I can make two bonsais out this one tree.  I will try to air layer the upper portion for a shohin tree.   I intentionally left other branches on this tree…

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