Chinese Elm ‘yatsubusa’:
I traveled to MBP Bonsai this weekend for their Trident Maple Dig and dug two good sized ones. The first and largest one was a mammoth to get out and I am stiff and sore from working on the beast.
Second trident maple dug:
I found this chain-saw based carving tool/ blade at Harbor Freight today: (http://www.harborfreight.com/22-tooth-carving-disc-7697.html). It is made by King Arthur’s Tools in USA and this model is named “Lancelot 22 Tooth” P/N 45822. It fit perfectly and snug on my electric Skil angle grinder. I used it to carve the trident maples I dug this weekend, which I will post on next.
Well, not so much of a baby by any means but it is my baby for sure!! I’m seriously blown away by how nice this tree is beyond what I expected. My very first order of business was to clean that gosh darn moss off of the trunk. To me that symbolized how little individual attention the bonsai nursery I bought it from gives to their trees. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to find some nice melted nebari!!
Update 2-13-13: For some reason the source I bought this from did not know the variety but gave me photos of the blooms, which are the wonderful mulitcolored type. This last weekend I looked closer at one of the tags I removed from the tree when I got it and it said “Koyo” on it. So this one is a Koyo Satsuki, awesome!
Wooo.., this one is a sweetie. I bought this one online and should be here this week. I know it is a multicolored variety but I will need to work on identifying it. The width is a staggering 24″ by 23″ tall and the trunk is supposedly 4″, CRAZY dimensions relative to trees in my collection. I’m hoping this will be my showstopper.
These photos were sent to me by the seller, I did not take them.
This is the third and second to smallest Crape Myrtle of mine I had growing out in one of my wood grow-out boxes. It was growing in 100% Turface and the roots became very nice and dense, perfect for transplanting into a bonsai pot.
The Korin are already starting to bud. Notice the fuzzier green little leaves/ buds close to the center: