Sumo-Shohin trident maple winter pruning

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
I’ve been working on this one for about 15 years, in and out of the ground, several heavy chops, plenty of rot and putty, and even a few grafts. Finally, it’s starting to look like a grotesque fat little trident. No good fall color this year, thanks to a quick drop down to 22f just as fall color was coming… Continue reading Sumo-Shohin trident maple winter pruning

Fall pruning and wiring of Japanese Maple, ‘Chishio Improved’

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
I have been working on this tree for almost 20 years now. It is repotted annually with aggressive root work, to develop a good radial Nebari. I do a partial defoliation nearly each summer, removing one of each pair of leaves, and prune it in the fall, and wire it every few years. Here is a look back of the… Continue reading Fall pruning and wiring of Japanese Maple, ‘Chishio Improved’