Sunday, December 30, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I should have left it in the ground for at least another year but instead decided to go ahead and collect in the spring (2012). It has been growing strong and has been repotted twice already. Now I'm curious if it will display any fall colors (I think it will). This tree has become one of my favorites and I believe it is a pear tree. I think it will have no problem surviving the winter unprotected mostly. Last winter was considerably mild so we'll see what this year does. If you go back to my spring update you can see the tree as it was when I first collected it.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Winged elm will grow (Zones 6 through 9) in full sun but prefer shade and will tolerate drying out between waterings. The winged elm is a fast grower, quickly producing the fine twiggy growth and small leaves. It will take heavy pruning throughout the growing season. They are vigorous top growers, so when pruning keep more leaves on the lower branches and less on the upper branches. The twigs tend to grow in a naturally pleasing zig-zag manner and the leaves reduce to a half inch or less.
I collected this tree last summer in the Cincinnati area. It had been wired a little and routinely pruned. I removed many of the lower branches and much of its root system. The tree has been fed very sparingly and is growing in full sun. I plan on picking up many more of these in the nearest future.
Like what you see? Make me an offer and I just might consider selling it to you :)
Friday, August 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Here is a shot of a mulberry that i collected earlier this spring around northern kentucky. It Has been trimmed twice since and repotted once. Not too bad for its first year. It has 1 tiny secondary trunk that I have left for now. I'm excited to see what the plant does next. I'm also trying to root some cuttings.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I purchased this little ficus at meijer less than a year ago. I have it planted in a deep pot currently to get the roots healthy before I eventually cram it into a pot much smaller. I'm not sure if it will tip over because of being planted on a killer slant.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
This plant may not look like it has much potential. Straight trunk, no taper, and relatively no surface roots to speak of.. however, I believe in the core of my psyche that this plant, in time, will look like a real tree that just got shrunken. I mean naturalistic and pure like a real tree. Imo too many bonsai don't rly look like real trees. They still look good. Just not real. And today more than ever there is a high value on what is really real.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I was planning on letting this one develope in the ground for another year or two, however, when I checked on it I noticed that some animal had damaged the bark on some of the surrounding trees. This was not easy.
Here it is finally. I discovered this tree in the spring of 2010. I conditioned it int the field until today. With the help of a friend, we unearthed two decently large hawthorn plants. This the one I kept and my friend took the other. We beat the crap out of it and cut the roots back as far as possible. Hopefully its buds open soon and it can begin its new life as a container plant
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I have been training this barberry for years now and always I had thought that it was one plant with several trunks (that I reduced to just two). The dead part had started to rot out and get soft so when I repotted the plants I was able to see more clearly that they had been seperate plants all along. They came apart easily and with nice compact roots. Here is an image of one of the new plants and an image of what it looked like before, in case you don't remember.