I was wondering what techniques can be used to develop taper in field growing conifers.
trunk chopping to a new leader is what I’m using for deciduous trees (to develop taper whilst field growing), does this technique work with coniferous species? How would you deal with candles/growth...
I have been field growing a cork bark JBP for several years. It is 4"+ inches in diameter. I have the following questions:
1. what size root ball?
2. how much of the original soil should I remove around the roots?
3. Should I plant the pint in Boom's mix or go 100% pumice?
4. should I wait...
Self-watering Raised Bed
A Raised bed with reservoir to maintain & conserve water during drought.
The design also includes an overflow in case of long periods of rain.
What I'm wondering is what changes would have to be made to adapt this to bonsai use.
Assuming I maintain appropriate wicking...
this is a field growing project, started in spring, the cutting was taken from a small trident, both tree and cutting are in the ground
here is the cutting after spending a few months growing in this pot, luckily it struck and grew well
20161024_171134 by Bobby Lane, on Flickr
I have a Scots pine that I purchased at a local nursery as a 3-5 year old seedling about 4 years ago. It went directly into the ground at my old house, stayed there for a year, and when we moved it came with me - transplanted ground-to-ground in October (I didn't have any choice). It took a...
So my parents have this sango-kaku that had a lot of die off the past 2 winter's. There's still a live branch on it, and there's new growth all over the trunk, so I have hope! But my parents want to rip it out and start new.
What's your experience with sango-kakus? Think I should try to bonsai...
20 months ago I started a project planting 30 trident maple seedlings. I planted all of them after passing the roots through a 1.2cm hole in the middle of a plastic plate. The pictures describe the process:
Fast forward 15 months:
And as of today...