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Some More Fall and Winter Images

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Tamarack

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American Beech (Fagus grandifolia). This species has stunning white-silver bark but it certainly isn’t the best beech for bonsai cultivation. This trio was thrown together for a demo in the spring. Not exactly a showstopper buy it is somewhat of a novelty in my garden. Needs a couple more trees and some adjustments.

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Tamarack

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Siberian Elm

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Potentilla. Not exactly known for their fall colour but this caught my eye as I was getting it ready for winter storage.

 

 


Happy New Year!

Thanks to everyone who has been watching this blog through its first year. Despite my infrequent posts, it has done much better than I expected with over 33 000 views since its inception last February!

Anyway, back to bonsai! This is my first work of 2013 – some thinning and coarse adjustments on a Siberian Elm. I posted some work on this tree back in July.

    Siberian Elm, collected from hedge in April 2010.

Siberian Elm, collected from hedge in April 2010.

    This tree grows very fast. In the growing season it is cut back somewhat indiscriminately but in the winter I can really focus on the branching and use the new growth to take the tree to the next step.

This tree grows very fast. In the growing season it is cut back somewhat indiscriminately but in the winter I can really focus on the branching and use the new growth to take the tree to the next step.

 

    After the work the tree looks quite pathetic, but the goal has been achieved: removing unnecessary new growth and cutting back the remaining twigs to one or two buds.

After the work the tree looks quite pathetic, but the goal has been achieved: removing unnecessary new growth and cutting back the remaining twigs to one or two buds.

    April 2010 before collecting.

April 2010 before collecting.

 

    March 2012

March 2012

 

    April 2011

April 2011