I have been attending a course at Ma-Ke Bonsai this year, which has covered all the basics of bonsai maintenance, care and styling. Mark is very welcoming and his fun classes have helped me gain a better understanding of the horticultural aspects of bonsai.
During this class, we discussed coniferous trees and evergreens and practiced some pruning of larch and junipers, which i found very informative.
I also took this opportunity to clean up and repot another Common Juniper, which had been in a windswept style in a long, shallow pot. It is questionable whether a tree on flat ground would have foliage so low to the ground, and Mark and I agreed the tree would more suit a 'mountain style' pot with cloud/mountain feet. Now the lowest branches reach over a cliff face, or possibly over a river bank, and are free from the ground and hungry herbivores!
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I will post some pictures and descriptions of how my trees are developing, and any new projects I'm starting.
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