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Ficus burkei ‘puberula’ can grow roots up from the soil and into the air and then back into the soil. Why they do this is a mystery to me but it also occurs with other Ficus species. In this case I removed the two roots and they sprouted foliage from the cut end. They will be styled out as bonsai.

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. The mother tree on the left and the two roots that were removed. I Go to the source blog (Bonsai Hunk Blog) to read the full article: Ficus burkei ‘puberula’ can grow roots up from the soil and into the air and then back into the soil. Why they do this Read More

Rocky Mountain Juniper: Alternative Methods

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog. The styling of any yamadori juniper assumes the bending of old wood, and only in unusual circumstances can one avoid this. The tree featured here, collected by Randy Knight, was one such outlier. During the early years after collection some young shoots grew inside and near the trunk. I spoke with my Read More

Banksia

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. This tree was purchased as nursery stock and I have been impressed by the rate the trunk thickens in a bonsai pot. Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Banksia Read More

Acacia Howittii

3 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. Continuing with the photos of my Australian native bonsai, this one is a sticky wattle and I think everyone who is interested in Australian plants as bonsai has one of these tucked away somewhere. Go to the source blog (Watto Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Acacia Howittii Read More

Leptospermum

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I think this is called the prickly tea tree from memory, but my memory isn’t that good. I bought this with a number of other tube stock Australian natives from a nursery in Tumut about ten years ago, so this tree has been pot grown for its whole life. Again, I Read More

Root-over-rock Ficus

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog. Ficus are easy to develop into root-over-rock designs as they have aggressive roots that tolerate gradual exposture to air and the roots really do well growing over rocks. The photo is of a Ficus burkei ‘puberula’ cutting that was placed on the rock, roots wraped to keep them tight on the Read More

Westringia Fruticosa “Zena”

4 weeks ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I bought a nursery plant a couple of years ago and this is part of my desire to have a shohin display of Australian native plants at an exhibition soon. This plant has responded very well to bonsai culture and I hold out hope for its future. Go to the source Read More

Eucalyptus

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I dug this tree a while ago so I don’t know what variety it is unfortunately. I decided to dig it just because it had some trunk movement which appealed to me as most gums have a relatively straight trunk, at least the ones I see in the wild. I wasn’t Read More

A Few New Display Stands

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. I enjoy making bonsai display stands and especially from recycled timber. My recent additions to the collection were made from timber I got from the tip some time ago. Old timber does appear to be much more “stable” and I think its just due to its age. Anyway, these are the Read More

Callistemon from Dig

1 month ago Nebby 0
Source: Watto Bonsai Blog. On 2 February 2019 a couple of bonsai tragic’s went to dig a couple of bottlebrush from a property half way between Goulburn and Canberra. They were going to be removed the next week to make way for road extensions on the property and even though it was hot, very hot, Read More