Repotting Yamadori Conifers

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Source: Bjorn Bjorholm Bonsai Blog.

Why hello!  Long time no see. Perhaps you might be wondering why it’s taken so long since our last blog post.  Well, it’s been a hectic start to 2019, and we’ve had our hands full at Eisei-en.  For starters, our annual Kokufu-ten Bonsai Tour went off without a hitch (except for Bjorn’s emergency appendectomy on the second day of the tour – luckily Nanxi managed the 30 person group like a pro all by herself!). Upon returning from Japan, we jumped straight into our Conifer Intensive Program, focusing on grafting and repotting large yamadori material.  This is always a tricky process, transitioning raw collected trees from wooden boxes to proper ceramic containers, but our conifer groups managed the task with relative ease. First up, this One-Seed Juniper (Juniperus monosperma) collected by Richard Le had an unsightly narrow base and reverse taper.  What to do?  Well, just tip the tree on its side and make the trunk appear fatter. Next, Eisei-en’s largest Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) collected by Backcountry Bonsai was transitioned from its long, skinny box into a proper pot.  Luckily, the extended root on the tree’s left was entirely dead and was easily removed to squeeze it into the new container. Join our Intensive Bonsai SchoolSIGN UP TODAY!Details… The post Repotting Yamadori Conifers appeared first on Bjorn Bjorholm.

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