I’ve been looking at this for probably 2 years at a local nursery and contemplating its potential. I have thus far left it alone. It’s on clearance for about 70.00. I probably won’t buy it but curious if you all see a great opportunity or a waste of time, money and space. I did a quick virt on...
I have always loved the clump bonsai, and when I saw the potential in this one I grabbed it. @MACH5 has shared some beauty clumps, and Michael Hagedorn's mt.hemlock clumps are a favourite of mine. I also love the images of ezo spruce, but will most likely never be able to buy one, so this...
This pass week I have been at Yosemite National Park and I tried to take pictures when possible that some may draw inspiration from.
Here are those photos:
Root on rock,
Crazy redwood Jin,
Natural Clump styles
Top that has died off and branch that took over.
This is another Japanese maple I've started from seedlings collected in 2012. The form will be clump, but maybe I'll find a way to sumo the tree if the base starts to fuse together really well. I'm intending to add a fifth trunk for balance.
I've had this Crabapple (don't know the variety, sorry) for a couple years now. Started as a little shrub of prebonsai material, which I selected for its trunk movement and nice lower branching (the radial rooted flaring base was a nice surprise). In my vision, this will be the center trunk of a...
Just picked up a rather sweet piece of material this past weekend... that is full of Flowers!
A very, very old Singapore Holly (Malpighia coccigera).
Plans? Not actually much... just clean up some of the problem areas.
Will be treating this more like a Flowering Quince. Going with a...
Bennie was a long time member and past president of the Austin Bonsai Society. He was a gracious man whom I only had the privilege of meeting a few times. On one of my visits, Bennie gave me this tree.
Bennie was quite well known in the area for his maples and azaleas - he propagated them...
I recently dug up this bush from my yard. It was planted by the former homeowner in clay-heavy soil and several winters of ice storms had made a mess of this quince. I think it’s a Chaenomeles japonica because the flowers are red, the leaves are thin, it has large thorns, and the bark is...
Seedlings collected in Portland, OR
Potted in pumice, perlite, and composted bark.
The tree received osmocote, humic acid, and granulated azomite.
I repotted this tree into a 7-gallon grow bag with diatomaceous gravel and pumice...