Our three Bonsai trees needed a little haircut. After taking out some of the dead needles, and trimming up from the bottom…they are looking awesome.
Above was just taken…below was taken about 6 months ago. Besides the better light, you can see that this Japanese Garden Juniper (Juniperus procumbens ‘Nana’) is starting to fill in. To help get a whiffing Bonsai look, try only pruning from the bottom and let top fill in. Also, focus on removing any branches that point downward. You cannot always prune all of them at once, but use this method of pruning over time.
Next to the Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo var. mugo).
The Mugo Pine is growing slow, but looks healthy. Hey, come to think about it…it has been almost 6 months since I killed my last Bonsai. Below is pic from last January.
The last Bonsai’s name is escaping me. I think it is a Dwarf Plum Juniper. Above is pic from last January, below is current. Amazing how the foliage color has changed from that creamy purple to lime green.
I am now on the hunt for a Blue Atlas Cedar…either Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’ or its drooping branch form cousin…Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca Pendula’.
– Far Out Flora
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