I know that life is good when I wake up and have only to attend a bonsai workshop for the day. I’m guaranteed an opportunity to work on my trees, and I’ll get a chance to observe what others are working on around me. Some of these projects are quite intriguing. A few weeks ago, I caught Jeff and Boon working on the following grafting project.
Drilling the trunk – Japanese maple
Drilling the trunk – note location in gap between larger roots
Seedling in place
Grafted seedlings from below
Cut paste protects graft unions
Branch work will come later
Two new roots!
Ready for a new pot
Preparing to tie the tree in the pot
Sphagnum moss on the surface of the soil to preserve moisture
Funny thing is, I so enjoyed watching this process that I acquired an old Japanese maple that needs even more work a few days later.
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