I got this 40+ year old boxwood yamadori rescued from an old seawall on a lake about 2 years ago. Base is massive and partially rotted away. I cut hard to try and get backbudding down the trunk a bit with not much success. Needs wiring down and building an apex.
Any tips or thoughts?
At the end of 2016 I got an inexpensive Western Hemlock from a BSOP auction. The tree was in a 1-gallon nursery can. It was fairly tall and straight and I’m going with that as the design, envisioning this as a mountain tree on top of a rocky outcropping or at the edge of a break in the woods.
This is another pre-bonsai gathered in 2012. I think I collected 30 that year. This tree can put on 3–6 feet of growth a year, like its siblings.
April 2014, repotted into individual 1-gallon nursery cans
October 2015, it was repotted this year into a 3-gallon can
I'll lead off with a couple of photos to hook you, and then I'll fill in the gaps ;)
Back in May I acquired this Juniper. It's one of the vigorous varieties of J. chinensis, most likely Prostrata. When I got it, there were a lot of brown tips and dead spots, but it...