Maros Bonsai Blog: Acer palmatum

http://belanmaros.blogspot.com/2018/10/acer-palmatum.html?m=1

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Adam Lavigne on Instagram: “Sam’s Operculicaria decaryii root cutting bonsai in a Martha Goff pot. From my SW Florida study group today. #mybonsaiworld #floridabonsai…”

Trident Maple 

Sally's Bridge Bonsai

This is my new, and first, Trident Maple aquired from Ben at the NIBS30 recently in Belfast.

I love the thick trunk, big size and great colour.

Just now, the colour is getting stronger each day. I’m told it’ll get even better.

The nebari need a little work and Mark has suggested some approach grafting as one way of filling the gaps. This winter I’ll try to source some whips, failing that I’ll try some cuttings.

But in any case, it’s a great addition to my collection as it is.

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semi cascade pine

Sally's Bridge Bonsai

I think this is some sort of Mugo Pine, but not sure.


I just repotted, and was shocked how few roots were in such a big pot. There was a big void beneath the tree where the original rootball was. After taking all away, but without being too aggressive, I put it into an octagonal pot.


The tree was styled originally in a Munster Bonsai Club Workshop by Ian Young in 2015.

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bonsai 2012

Sally's Bridge Bonsai

Some of these trees will hopefully become bonsai some day. All have been more or less neglected up to last season, while this year they were all fairly well minded; fed, watered well and some light pruning. Next spring, I hope to re-pot into a superior compost and begin to style and wire in a systematic manner.

Berberis thunbergii ‘Atropurpurea’

Cryptomeria japonica

Cryptomeria japonica

Picea

Fraxinus excelsior

Carpinus betulus
Crataegus monogyna

Buxus sempervirens

Berberis thunbergii ‘Atropurpurea Nana’

Buxus sempervirens

Juniperus

Carpinus betulus

Berberis x stenophylla ‘Irwinii’

Buxus sempervirens

Fagus sylvatica

Picea

Cotoneaster horizonatalis

Fagus sylvatica ‘Atropurpurea’

Sorbus aucuparia

Prunus spinosa

Fagus sylvatica

Corylus avellana

Crataegus monogyna

Buxus sempervirens

Pinus sylvestris

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assembling bonsai material

Sally's Bridge Bonsai

I had a chance to rescue some plants which have been earmarked as possible bonsai over the past few years. Various leftovers and damaged plants, with and without some primitive styling. Some have been butchered, some strangled, some almost murdered and some neglected. My aim will be to clean them, feed them and try to make them healthy plants for next spring. Maybe they will forgive my sins against them, but at least they might teach me.

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