Zelkova Air-layer outcome

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
I was hoping for the best, and expecting the worst. Even the parent tree had a very one-sided root system. Still…? It was 2017 when I created and separated the layer, and in 2018 I wasn’t convinced it was strong enough for root work, so I delayed it to this spring. Glad I did, but I’d been curious how it… Continue reading Zelkova Air-layer outcome

Shohin Japanese Maple winter pruning and wiring

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
I have had this little clump for about 3 years. The mature bark is starting to form, and it has a good base starting to show that “turtle back” look. During the growing season, it has been pinched, and during the winter it has been pruned, but I have not wired it yet. As it started the winter: Close- up… Continue reading Shohin Japanese Maple winter pruning and wiring