Shimpaku styling 7

Nebari Bonsai

It’s been a little over a year since an update on this tree. If you’re new to the blog, here is last year’s installment, showing a significant repot:

Since then, I’ve mostly let it grow, with a little thinning, over the last 12 months.

June 2019:

Late-winter 2020, note the bronze color:

Now, let’s get to the work; this during our coronavirus stay at home…

Thin out the foliage by removing the thin, weak interior growth, and “crotch” growth, so that tufts of foliage emerge in alternating points along each branch

Then begin wiring:

If you want a stroll down memory lane…

From Brent Walston, owner of Evergreen Gardenworks: “Did I give you the provenance on this one? This is one of two Shimpaku in one gallon containers that I purchased from a local bonsai dealer (Roscoe Morris, now deceased) from Treehouse Nursery. One has been in a bonsai…

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