Monday, September 7, 2009

This Juniper was dug up on 5 Sep 2009. Soaked in Superthrive solution over night. I placed it in a tub with well draining bonsai soil (extra grit). Now it will rest in my garden for at least a year before I start to work on it. What a beaut!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cypress... new "front" selected. ( June 2009 )

Small Juniper ( June 2009 )
Juniper...Coming on nicely. (June 2009 )

Natal Fig. Started training in December 2006. latest pic taken in June 2009.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

First pic taken Oct 2007
Second pic Dec 2007
Third pic Apr 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cypress ( Cupressus? )

Before and after styling.

Cypress ( Cupressus, I think ). Nice tree, but the foliage is difficult to train. I'll give it a try anyway!

Cypress. Before and after. Apparently not a good subject for bonsai

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Inspirational bonsai by the master... Masahiko Kimura

Some of my trees

...more work in progress

Some more trees...

Ficus forest/ clump style... soon to be windswept.

Swamp Cypress in training

Before potting...

...after potting

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Work in progress 2007

nice little root over rock ficus
Some of my trees 2007

After some styling and repotting

I removed this Juniper from a friend's garden

This pic taken after initial pruning

I decided on the windswept style at first, but

wasn't happy with the results.

The design has been changed to the informal upright style. Let's give it a few years to develop.

This is one juniper bush that has created 7 ground layers. Pic taken after initial pruning in Dec 2008.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More pics of preparation of the juniper

What you are looking at is a close up of the base of the stem.