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Yamadori – Collected in spring 2019

Yamadori – Collected in spring 2019

Spring of 2019 gave me the opportunity to find and collect a few new trees each unique in its own way. I collected some deciduous species that I felt that needed to complete my collection. I potted them into the same soil mix that I have already presented some time...

Building brick mini-house – bonsai project

Building brick mini-house – bonsai project

Generally in winter, the bonsai activities are less and I feel that I have to take advantage of the "free" time to build some of my ideas that were for a long period of time only in my imagination. The following posts will all regard the ideas that this winter became...

Autumn pruning – end of 2018 season – part I

Autumn pruning – end of 2018 season – part I

As the cold days of November reached us, the trees drop their leaves and slightly enter into winter dormancy. The temperatures are not yet at freezing point so it is a good time to do structural pruning and wiring where it is necessary. It is up to your to do this...

Ficus Benjamina – Root over rock –

Ficus Benjamina – Root over rock –

I have some Ficus Benjamina cuttings that rooted in water mixed with some liquid rooting hormone. For a long time I was thinking about what new design should I approach with these in order to do something different. As I visited Greece this summer, I collected some...

Airlayer separation – Ficus Benjamina

Airlayer separation – Ficus Benjamina

In August 2017 I started a new project airlayering a ficus benjamina in the post entitled Ficus benjamina airlayering based on a technique that I read about somewhere on the internet. I let the tree develop for about 10 months and then in May 2018 I decided that it is...

Ficus forest spring pruning

Ficus forest spring pruning

This post is actually a progression of my forest projects that I started to present last year here: Ficus forest project – progression As day light already lasts for at last 15-16 hours I considered it's time to prune my ficus benjamina forests to promote back...

Yamadori – collected in Spring 2018 – Part II

Yamadori – collected in Spring 2018 – Part II

So, as promised in my previous post I will follow-up with the new collected material in fall of 2017 and spring of 2018 as well. All these pictures were taken in early April 2018 and by now all their buds are swelling and many of these trees are already leafed out. I...