Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

This is not a bonsai

This is a cactus I picked up at home depot. Its been a stressful couple months

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Winged Elm, Ulmus alata

this tree is occasionally considered a nuisance as it readily invades old fields, forest clearings and rangelands, proving particularly difficult to eradicate with herbicides

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jade, CRASSULA OVATA bonsai, Before and After

This tree belongs to Trey Hoover. I have had poor luck with indoor bonsai but he seems to have a thriving collection of indoor plants due to his enormous windows. I will post more of this one as it developes.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

collected winged elm, ulmus alata bonsai

I collected a few of these in a field. The bark is unbelievable to me. deeply fissured, corky and multi colored. I have no experience with this species but I've read that they are quite hardy.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

box elder, acer negundo bonsai

Dont tell me it can't be done. Alright the leaves are big and the growth is less than compact... One good thing about this tree is that it is extremely tough. This is my first attempt at collecting one of these and so far I'm impressed with its vigor.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Slanting Crabapple Bonsai

Here is a crabapple that I collected from the side of a road a couple years ago. I am surprised that it already looks this good. This plant throws out buds in the strangest places! Even a root sprouted buds so I turned it into a seperate plant, a clone of the parent tree. Sadly no blooms this year. I guess the tree needs mature branches. I've been looking around in the wilderness for more of these and I have discovored quite a few. I'll see if I can get some or them, if they aren't too large to dig up ;)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

winter silhouette

Here is a winter image of my crabapple tree, one of my favorite trees. In the spring this baby will be covered in flowers. Right now its forming buds. Stay tuned for more images of this one because it develope quite quickly. I need to remove the rock and find a darker rock. I'd also like to buy a much nicer pot.