Tips for using basic bonsai tools – https://bonsaitonight.com/2016/12/23/tips-using-basic-bonsai-tools/
some materials for sale
Some trees critique and other waiting for attention
All hands on deck and work on my friends
Some trees after work. not all from workshop some are missing , I was so busy to take pictures.Thanks all a specially Ian and Phil for another lovely school year and last this year workshop. We will see you again next year.
When I first started working with trees my initial thought was we would take Costal Redwood starts and grow the trees as small as possible. Tree 3 shows this, this tree is 18 years old and has always been grown in very little soil. The pot is 15 years old, made in Japan.
Dimensions Pot 3.5 / 9 /12
from soil to top about 24 inches
This tree is the first Redwood I have grown that has developed seed cones 2 years ago. I harvested a couple of seeds but left most on the tree.
While I haven’t tried to start from seed yet I’m looking forward to that.
The top needs work for sure, I just haven’t decided what is next. Probably top it then lightning strike the top.
Has been grown in the same style . This tree is 9 years old .
The oval pot is 9 years…
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At this time of year, I’m thinking about and trying to acquire the pots I will need when the re-potting season begins in the Spring. I have a number of larch trees in development that will need to be re-potted as soon as the season will permit. When I think about larch bonsai, I think about Walsall Ceramic pots. The shapes and earth tone glazes of their pots, complement this species perfectly.
Here are some I’ve acquired recently.
And here are some of the trees that will be going into them
This tree was planted in a similar Walsall pot, 3 years ago