theye're supposed too. West Texas isn't really Texas in a way. Our altitude in EP averages about 4000 ft and some folk have luck with blue spruce in the landscape. I suspect the biggest problem is underwatering. It's as dry here as in Colorado.Don't you think texas would be a little too hot for this type of tree? I would even be wary trying to grow it in OK.
Since you mentioned you wanted to see the tree I decided I would detail the tree: Removed some unnecessary branching, some old needles, layer out the pads, and rewire the entire tree including the apex---got carried away. It seems that I could always find something more that could be done. By the time I got done with it, or at least got it to the state you see it here, two weeks had passed and I had completely restyled the tree. Yes it was originally a mowed over tree from a Christmas tree farm where my wife and me were looking for trees one day. That was sometime around 1983.Best in Show again Vance?
It's about time you showed that Christmas tree farm find.
That's true, some do say that, and some used to say that Mugo Pines make lousy bonsai. Both trees however fall into the category of effort. Blues are difficult because they do not respond to wiring with submitting immediately. They take constant wireing for years before some branches will stay where you put them. Also they are very picky, as my wife would say, and can be painful to work with, kind of like making a bonsai out of a roll of concertina wire.Beautiful.
Some say blue spruce make lousy bonsai...