During Gerry’s visit last week, we potted some of our raw material into wooden boxes to help with their development. I worked on trident maples that I acquired as a mini forest planting a few years ago. I am growing them in large shallow boxes to develop the nebari and it seems to be working well.
I plan to make a shohin tree from this one, so I may begin chopping it back this week
The nebari on this one is beginning to look nice but I would like to see it grow much bigger. This one was potted up into a wider box.
Gerry wanted to pot a nice juniper prostrate that he brought back from Noelander’s.
It was in a peaty soil, which had to be removed.
This how it looks at the moment in its new box with a slight change in the planting angle.
Its an interesting tree with future possibilities from several angles of view.