- ▼ 2009 (25)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Just this past Sunday I had my friends Tony and Randy over to work on trees in the garage. This happened to be one of the trees that I grabbed to work on. Glad I did, it really turned out pretty good for a second styling from a huge bush in 2 years time. It can only get better in the near future. I changed the front a bit this time around and will work on getting it into another pot this spring possibly.
After needle and bud reduction. Started to wire the lower limbs.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Pictures are as follows.....
Friday, December 25, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
If interested please send me an email, jgamby713 AT yahoo DOT com (replace AT with @ and DOT with . )
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Here it is in the middle of August 2009. I needle pruned the bottom 1/2 of the tree at the end of that day.
Front before any work
Partially wired, back
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Here is a big field grown crab apple with a lower hollow trunk. Has potential to be a great tree and has come a long ways in a short period of time.
Linden coming along well.
Fat little field grown trident in the making.
Shohin Japanese Maple. This was dug out of a drainage ditch by a friend and given to me about 7 years ago. It has been forgoten about for a long time.... has some potential. It has sentimental value to me. This is the first season I have given it any attention.
Below is a monster collected Hawthorn out of Idaho where they grow wild. When I got this tree it was a big tree, very tall, multiple trunk lines, and in very heavy native black soil. Last year I made some large cuts and started to put together a plan. Now the plan is coming around and about 2 months ago I wired, thinned and gave it a very rough styling. Next year this tree will change quite a bit again. Right now it looks funny.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monster Ponderosa in raw form. This will be a stunning tree soon.
European Hornbeam looking good.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Crab is flowered out! Smells very nice! What a show.
Linden is coming along nicely. A few more years will give us some good ramification.. I am happy with this tree.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
In the wild this tree was growing a very steep hillside and was actually a full cascade. I had to plant it upright to save space and to make sure I had the roots buried in soil. Plus I always saw this tree in it..... even as we dug it off the side of the mt.
This tree has some very cool features to make it a good bonsai. The trunk is very rugged and has many "muscles" throughout, the leaves in fall turn into fire and puts on a wonderful display, the base is huge! Most is buriedi n this grow pot, but the base is a monster, about the diameter of a basketball and very barked up for a maple. I recently read on a forum that native maples can't make good bonsai, leaves are to large and they aren't any good......Wow, glad I am not that lame!
Before any work.....
Front- This is a big tree......
This was by far the funnest time I had working on a tree. I think it was because there was such a transformation. I wired every single little shoot, branch and twig, wow that was a ton of wire! More wire then I have used on any tree before, even my big RMJ. Please keep in mind this is the 1st styling, it can only get better from here~ a nice pot, ramafication...the sky is the limit for this very old, rugged and natural looking vine maple. Thanks for looking.