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.
This is a 25 year old juniper tree planted by my father inlaw on his farm in George. It has been cut down by a tractor and burned by a fire and yet it still survives. Follow my blog as i remove this wonderful specimen (Aug 2009) and turn it into a work of art.

Thursday, May 7, 2009