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’…)
Very nice Michael!
I like your moss garden; what did you lay as a substrate for it?
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.
Thank you for the human touch and revelations.
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.