I had that same feeling with a twisty ponderosa I grabbed this spring. I swear when I looked at it the thing winked at me and said "I'm all yours".Thanks! When I saw it, I about had a heart attack. I'm new to bonsai, but it was just screaming out, "TAKE ME HOME!"
I will tell you now, that I am a beginner, and know little to nothing of Bonsai... I hope to get out to the local club in the future and learn from people who've been doing it for a while...lolYou and I should compare notes as I have grabbed and will grab some more acer Rubrums this spring. We should compare notes on growth and how to generate the best results!
It won't hurt to start drawing pictures!Does anyone else have an issue with trying to figure out which direction they want to take their trees when the tree looks like this? lol... I guess I should hold off on concepts until after the tree starts to actually grow....
Very nice man, mine have yet to pop although they are right on the edge of coming out
I'd start wiring this season for sure, the term is "baby bending", which means bend them when they're young and still flexible, whether you plan to grow it out or start working it into a tree now.Today's update photo's. This thing is growing like crazy. I look forward to finally getting more wire to try and start training the new limbs on this guy.. BTW, should I wait until few years down the road, or start getting them to have better movement right now?
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Yeah, I'm definitely wanting to get some length on those limbs. Just need to get some wire here in a week or two. I already see a problem on the top, since there are 3 sprouting from the same spot. I need to choose one and let it grow (it may end up becoming a sacrificial growth so I can work on some girth of the trunk.I'd start wiring this season for sure, the term is "baby bending", which means bend them when they're young and still flexible, whether you plan to grow it out or start working it into a tree now.