I had my friend Gerry in the garden today for our regular bonsai get together. It was the hottest day of the year so far and with the trees growing like wildfire there was plenty of maintenance needed.
This is Gerry’s shohin juniper rigida, a very vigorous little tree, which was needing to be trimmed back into shape.
This is how it looked before todays’ work.
And this is how it looked after the work. We will probably re-plant this into a small round pot in the next week or 2.
This Chinese juniper also needed a trim
Thinned out to allow light into the interior. We are only at the start of the growing season here and this tree will put on a lot more growth before its over. It will need to be thinned again and fully re-wired towards the end of the season.
I even manage to wire a few of my own trees in the late afternoon.
This white pine was wired to open up the foliage a little.
This potentilla stump, collected from a friends garden and started as a bonsai last year, was wired for the first time today. Still a long way to go with this one but terrific potential in there.
All in all, a great day in great company with great weather too.