Well that styrofoam has got a hell of a patina going on. I'd keep it in that pot . I only have one larch (larix lariciana), it was the first prebonsai I ever bought and it's definitely a lot fo fun. continuous flushes of growth and it wakes up before most of my other trees in spring. Currently correcting all the beginner mistakes I made on it haha
Pics or it didn't happen I'd like to plant them on different levels, so I'm not sure if I should use slate or another type of stone that's a bit more gnarly.. Or some kind of plywood mountain landscapeWow, those are nice looking! Great find. I've always wanted a larch as well so I got seeds to start but it'll be a long wait before I can do much with them. Styrofoam? Haha, nice. How much slate will weigh depends a lot on how thick it is and whether it is wet or dry. At the Asheville Arboretum bonsai garden I was shocked and amused to see a fantastic forest planting on top of a piece of old weathered plywood that had been beautifully cut! Lichens and moss growing on the bare edges of the wood. I took photos but haven't resized or posted them yet. Must be some pretty decent plywood not to have warped. It looked really good!
Pics or it didn't happen I'd like to plant them on different levels, so I'm not sure if I should use slate or another type of stone that's a bit more gnarly.. Or some kind of plywood mountain landscape
I really like it. Any idea of the range of ages? Nigel Saunders has a really nice larch forest that henhas been showing on his YouTube channel for several years, really nice!
Nice! Wasn't expecting that!Found my camera! Here we go. This was from a couple of weeks ago and things were only starting to perk up out of winter dormancy. Up at my cabin at a much higher elevation this would be covered with lichens but you can still see hints of them on the plywood. I imagine you could leave less edge showing. Stone would obviously be a better choice but depends on the size, shape, availability, etc. Clay slab would also be an option such as stoneware. This is an American Hornbeam forest.
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@Fishtank307 great pick up on those larches!
@Hyn Patty dang...that is pretty exceptional the way they planted that wood out. Love the design!
Edit: Curious if that might be marine plywood? That would allow it to take water without warping. But...honestly just my gerbil spinning on its wheel.
Me either! It took me by surprise and I did a double take, then made a point of getting some good photos. I'm going up to see the National exhibit in DC in mid June so I'm looking forward to getting lots of photos of that as well. Might be more surprises.Nice! Wasn't expecting that!
Maybe increase the watering frequency?
My trees now get watered befor the sun hits them in the morning. And again an hour before sunset. So far my larches are not having problems with the 34C we have had this whole week. But after 2PM the get some shade on the pots.