So, In the midst of repotting over the last week, I took the time to snap the annual spring progress photos of my bonsai, and figured I’d share.
Itoigawa Shimpaku Cascade on a quick makeshift lace rock stand(due for a pine planting soon!)
Japanese black pine on lace rock
Root over Rock black pine, due for a wire this fall
Big, old black pine shohin, Hekisui pot. Hopefully I’ll find some time and finish wiring it up this week.
Another fat shohin black pine, Chinese Pot. A lower left branch is being developed, by summer 2014 I should have a nice pad there.
Hawthorn, Koyo pot, in bad need of some wire!
Premna in a Koyo pot.(aka “Nioi Kaede” or “Stinky Maple”, true to the name, the wood, and especially the roots, smell like death!)
Zelkova, broom style, Heian Kozan Jr pot.
And these last 2 aren’t Shohin, they’re Chuhin, but, despite the title of the post, I’ll show them anyway!
Shimpaku with a nice, spiral trunk, Bigei Nanban. Developed some juvenile foliage after working last year, once it grows out it should be nice!
Future Cascade black pine with interesting(and quite frankly surprising when I discovered it) deadwood and hollow trunk. I’ll be taking this one too a workshop this spring with Bjorn Bjorholm, should be a fun one to style! Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a few trees kicking around my yard, til next time!