This is my favorite Juniper
Bonsai, which is labeled as a Specimen tree. I found it at a local home improvement
store, and it was badly infected with spider mites,
and needed clipping, pruning, and cleaning, after the pests
were sent to a better place. No, I washed them off before I sprayed with insecticide
type only used by me). Now I find myself looking for more trees to rescue each time I visit
stores that carry bonsai.
Other Junipers - Small Rock Junipers, one
is a U-shaped 'Literati' style. Very nice.
The above is my favorite
of my small Juniper Bonsai trees. I just gave my last favorite Juniper to a cool guy at
my local hardware store, who told me he always wanted
one. I miss it, but I wanted Chris to have a nice
1st Bonsai. I hope you enjoy it, Chris!
The 2 photos above
are my Japanese Red Maple sapling, and the bottom photo shows the new summer leaves
that I forced it to sprout. One more thing I learned from
the Bonsai 101 lesson. This is going to be one
beautiful tree, I hope.
The above 2 photos
of my California Napa Valley Wine grape Bonsai, which actually fruits mini bunches of grapes.
This is a cool juniper bonsai
I created with creeping Elfin Thyme and Japanese Dwarf Mondo grass.Then added
some white rocks and the goose.
So I found out this
is a White Serissa, 'Tree of a thousand stars'.
Above 3 photos are of my Kamagata Maple
I have, it was in an eggshell, but the tree just didn't seem to be
healthy, even after some mild TLC and fertilizer. Finally I decided
to put it into this 15" pot and it is doing
much better. I added some brass buttons and some other ground cover
accents, which looks great growing
over the edge of the pot.
my wonderful friend was taken on 08/19/10, by an unfortunate automobile accident.
Below are shots of some of my most recent and favorite bonsai
Dissectum Nigrum Japanese Cutleaf Maple before...
Such a beautiful tree
Juniper above, which grew straight upright around a stick, then I
chose the pot and went to work. The 3 above photos are the pre-bonsai
bonsai. This prize specimen was a gift to my friend Laura at PGC.
Blue Atlas Cedar,
Cedrus Atlantica f. Glauca trained and pruned as windswept.
My beautiful Jade,
29 x 22 x 6 pot. About 28" tall and 30" wide, with a 9" nebari
Myrtle 'Natchez' in 10" oval pot displayed at Plant City Nursery, Torrance, CA.
Above are my Blue
Atlas Cedar, My Prize Specimen Bougainvillea, and at right a
Japanese Black Pine I pruned and trained for Peter's Garden Nursery.
Above is a Delicious
Peach Bonsai, a Prunus Mume 'Ume' Japanese Apricot Bonsai,
and a Naranjo Blood Orange Bonsai, slanted style.
A close up shot
of the beautiful Peach Bonsai, and it's Peaches are sweet, juicy,
and delicious! It fruited 9 peaches this past season, but the squirrels,
maybe a Raccoon robbed me of some, so I picked the last 4 good ones so I could
enjoy them, too!