|I got my first bonsai tree, a juniper, as a Christmas present in 2009.|
I'm so happy to share that my Chinese Elm is leafing out. It's coming back to life! I've been worried all winter because I lost my dwarf holly tree, and almost lost the elm, too. (I didn't say that I have all the skills for growing bonsai!) When it cooled off in Austin back in late September, I forgot to continue watering regularly. The tree dropped all it's leaves, but now all the branches have tiny buds with leaves.
This Elm is a favorite because I started training it as a bonsai in 2010. I found where someone had run over it with a lawnmower; creating a short stocky tree. I dug it up, kept it a one gallon tree pot for about a year, and then put it in it's pot in 2011.
|So Sad, Remember to Water.|
This winter I've dug up 2 more trees; a ball acacia-like plant and another elm. I like to say that I rescued the trees both were growing in the wrong places; one in a pile of dirt in a school yard, and the other in a flower bed. I see a lot of potential in each of the plants.
|Elm II, Will it Survive?|
This Acacia looks great, and I think it will be a fun tree. Since, it is naturally a small plant that often goes through droughts, I think it has a good chance to make it as a bonsai.
Jacob made all three bonsai pots! Aren't they beautiful! Half the bonsai is it's pot. Thanks, my dear.