New Display Bench in the Bonsai Pit

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How old is the western hemlock & mountain hemlock? They are beautiful.
Estimating age on Yamadori is IMHO very difficult to determine. Environmental stress ages the trees (especially in the harsh climatic conditions that they came from) thus, they sometimes show characteristics of a much older age.
The Western was actually growing on a nurse log within a small swampy area. I hesitated to collect it when I first encountered it, the colour of the sparse foliage was almost yellow and the roots were clinging from the old rotting Hemlock nurse log.......I put 4 fertilizer tea bags around it and collected it the following year. The Mtn Hemi came from a real rocky escarpment, it was wedged into a small crevice.
 

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Post 23 was supposed to go on the Hemlock Discussion Thread, have asked the moderator to move it there.

This weeks display. A dreaded Phoenix graft or Tanuki. A River driftwood piece and a Juniper (variety unknown). Accent is Foam Flower Tiarella Trifoliata.
 

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