Thuja occidentalis #9

This little thuja was put into a nice Shibakatsu pot last week. This is one of my favorite pots and it suits the tree better than I expected. The major work on this tree is now done – both above and below ground. Now it is just a matter of pruning and pinching to develop the foliage pads. As I refine the foliage, I will slowly scrape the dead bark of the old top jin while trying to maintain the detail of the deadwood. This will be a slow process.

May 2013

May 2013

Summer 2012

Summer 2012

 

Spring 2011 as collected.

Spring 2011 as collected.

 

4 Responses

  1. Very cool tree! You have a lot of nice collected trees, though I am partial to the larches.

    May 16, 2013 at 5:17 pm

  2. Nigel Saunders

    I wouldn’t put newly collected trees in your bowl of cereal, I not sure the roots would like
    Cocco Puffs.

    May 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    • Hah! I’ve come to think that akadama looks like dog food, but now all I see is a bowl of cocoa puffs.

      May 16, 2013 at 6:04 pm

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