This is my first spring since my wife was down for a year with cancer. I did not spend any time in the backyard and just watered trees. As the radiation was over last July I was able to catch up on a few things bonsai related but much of the damage was done and I would be playing catch up for a while. Over the winter I was able to repot and get some unfinished business out of the way like pruning and styling of a few trees that had never looked like much.
So this is the fruit of my labor. Still have a ways to go but most stuff is caught up now. Still looking for a place to put trees under construction, but that a never ending job. Lets have a look around the backyard.
There are 30 shohin on the bench right now with about 12 more coming soon (two or more years). An assortment of elms, pines and tridents still to come
This California juniper is now in its second year in the grow stones and it has never looked better.
Ghidorah -1 gat some trimming, a repot into a nice Chinese round Literati pot and a good painting of lime supher.
Took this tree to the club meeting yesterday and cleaned and oiled the pot, cut back the moss and applied some black/red sifted lava around the moss to dress the top. Some light pruning and wire and I’m done for a couple months.
Well these two are just growing. They both need help.
Two recent aquisitions, The Maple last Nov. and the giant cork bark elm a couple months ago.
The above maple, Oshio Beni is now making leaves. Ther are unfolding each day and I am excited to see the red leaves finally. After thirty one years of bonsai this is the first red leved maple.
It is pushing very hard and the buds out of the old wood show that.
The Muranaka pine is sending candles out now.
Crepe mrytle I purchased last week. Leaves come out red and then turn copper finally green
The elm root cutting are sending green buds skyward. Leaves are beginning to form and next year training will start on more shohin trees.
This small 3 inch tall pine from Ed has candles already 14 inches long.
I have two hornbeam shohin and both are getting ready to unfurl the leaves.
The ole miss, looking great this year.