I've been messing around for a few years now trying to learn Bonsai, or as some of my friends call it, "torturing trees." In either case I have a lot to learn. This is a juniper, rescued in the fall from Home Depot, a two dollar throw away shrub. I coddled it and shaped it for several years. I finally trimmed the roots and put it in a Bonsai pot last year. I'm hoping I haven't killed it.
I had a mission to dig up a couple of larch trees to develop into
bonsai. Here's a real nice specimen that I dug up. This tree could
already be 20 years old. It has developed a nice thick trunk and
multiple branching due to the mowing of the flood control vegetation
every several years. This is one of two that I chose to take home.
The larch is a relatively unusual tree as it is both deciduous and
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This is the little tree I dug up last month. I trimmed the roots quite a bit and replanted it in this old enamel pot. Then I removed some branches and trimmed it up a bit, but not too much. It has a lot of new growth and seems healthy. Except for frequent watering I'll try to leave it alone for a while.
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