Prepping Yew for Show

This tree still has at least one more growing season to go before the crown has filled out properly (there are several empty spaces when viewed from above). Nevertheless, I showed it for the first time at the Toronto Bonsai Society’s Fall Exhibition.
To prep it I removed guy wires, plucked some needles, adjusted the positioning of some branches, scrubbed the bark and deadwood, applied some dilute lime sulphur, mossed the soil surface, and oiled the pot and bark.

Before prep

Before prep

 

After prep

After prep

2 Responses

  1. Nice prep work, looks really nice.

    October 14, 2012 at 11:34 pm

  2. Your Taxus looked awesome on display! The reddish bark with the contrast of the dark green foliage, I feel made this tree one of the show’s highlights. It has the appearance of age & distress from the elements. One of my favourites!! Nice work.

    October 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

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