None dare call it yamadori

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

I think it’s time to work this tree. If for nothing else but to put it into a proper pot. You know, there’s a real history and tradition of containers like this being used for native collected material. Mary Madison uses these trays all the time with her collected buttonwood. It’s a small cat litter box from Walmart. Drill a few holes and you have a nice training container. I’ve just had it a bit too long in the Florida sun.

The tree is a southern hackberry, which I think I’m going to say is my favorite deciduous tree, at the moment. It’s native to florida, it grows fast and develops branching quickly (those two things are not mutually exclusive, by the way….)They’re easy to collect with about a 100% survival rate, and they just look so cool, with that fine branching, rough bark, small leaves. I love them.

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