Revisit: Mountain Hemlock Branch

michael hagedorn

A few years have passed since this hemlock was styled, and it seemed a ripe moment for an update on its progress. It was collected by Anton Nijhuis, and is unusual being a naturally rooted branch off a larger tree.

The first styling was in December 2014 when former apprentice Bobby Curttright was here, and he is featured on the first post about this tree along with a cameo by Matt Reel.

The second post covered the potting in a low rectangle in April 2018, featuring current apprentice Andrew Robson and a few students.

This third post is the latest, and doesn’t feature anyone. I did the trim and detailing in the last photo, and yet there weren’t any cameras around for proof of this.

First styling, 2014

Potting up, 2018

How it looks now, April 2019

In a year’s time the moss has engulfed the akadama-laden muck, and also the…

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