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Florida Bonsai Tour

I teach several study groups in  Florida a few times a year.  Here are some of the trees that we worked on.

ficus before

ficus before

We made major cuts and shortened larger branches last year, then bare-rooted and repoted it.  This is how it looks before another major work.

after major branches pruning and repot

after major branches pruning and repot

We cut off  more branches and then repoted it again to try to encourage more roots for better nebari.

Martha and her Australian pine

Martha and her Australian pine

Australian Pine (Casuarina equisetifolia)

willow leaf ficus and Dorothy

willow leaf ficus and Dorothy

This tree is grown from cutting over 20 year ago

after pruning

after pruning

after pruning large branches

repot

repot

after cutting tangel roots from the bottom

after cutting tangel roots from the bottom


Bonsai work on a California Juniper

James goes to work on a California juniper. He and Boon are spending some time discussing the tree before the start of cut-back, jin and shari-work:

James and his California Juniper

6-8 hours later, and much wood removed, James has further refined his bonsai stock. The tree has now a flow, the jin work has really gotten started (but there is much more to go). Now there are the beginnings of sharis down the trunk. Boon is a great believer of doing things in stages to insure a future bonsai’s maximum health.

After some shari work on juniper

Sure it is rough. But the future is there. With futher refinement, wired branches in a few years, and with filled in foliage, it is going to be a powerful looking bonsai.

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