I dug this chinese elm up from the growing bed, i want to develop it as a sumo style trunk, it may go back in the ground to continue the process, the plan to develop more height, movement and a better transition
Sorry, I just realized this was maybe directed toward me. I bought this in an online auction 5 years ago. A gathered juniper from CA, thought to be a San Jose juniper. The wire marks were so bad in places, I was pretty mad about the whole deal. The foliage was about triple what you see now. I’ve worked it back hard, I think I’m to the final frame and now to build it back. It does seem to come back to mature foliage pretty easy.
I was going to get rid of it at our club auction this spring. After looking at random pictures of my garden, I decided I liked how it looked in the garden and maybe I should work it harder, take some risks and quite babying it along.
This is a Black Hills Spruce that was originally collected by Andy Smith and sold to me by Don Blackmond. I repotted it this spring but didn't get very aggressive with the roots. It was still in the grow box that I assume it was planted in after collection. I think this pot is probably still too big but I like it for now.