A Few Months in Photos-

Now and then it’s nice just to scroll through the photo inventory to see what, if anything, you’ve been doing the last few months. This is not so much a photo essay as a random assortment of bonsai ‘doings’ in the studio, near the studio, and also very far from the studio… Enjoy!

(This is also a warm-up for the year end ‘Bloopers of 2016’…)

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5 Comments

  1. justin says:

    I like your moss garden; what did you lay as a substrate for it?

    • crataegus says:

      Only the natural clayey soil. Moss seems to like clay. It’s acidic, which it prefers, and it holds water pretty well. There are other substrates for moss which might be a lot better, but that’s just what I did. I may change to an organic base at some point, as the clay tends to erode with heavy rain.

  2. dencurrob says:

    Thank you for the human touch and revelations.

    • crataegus says:

      Oh gosh. That’s a LONG subject. But in brief, the major difference is timing. With pine you should graft in the dormant season, a month or so before bud break. And with juniper grafting is best in the first 1-2 months of growth in the spring. Cleft/veneer and approach grafts are possible with both.

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