Archive for January, 2010

More Olive

These are some of the other olive collected, potted into various containers and allowed to grow on .I slip potted them into bonsai pots trimmed the new growth and will allow the to settle before wiring and styling


This is one of the numerous olives collected in July 09 . Originally well over 1200mm high i planted it into a 350mm planter bag and allowed it to sucker up before removing the main leaders With the suckers and shoot powering ahead i slip potted the tree, trimmed the foliage and transformed it into a Sumo . The tuberous base measures 250 mm x220 mm, the tree is 550mm wide 350mm deep and stands 300mm high, it is too big in the base to actually rotate another 30 degrees to position correctly , the pot is for training purposes and measures 380 mm x 280 mm x 120 mm

More Pheonix Grafts

These are some of the numerous Pheonix grafts that i have been working on creating older looking stock from very young plants . Basically i select a nice piece of driftwood or a knarly hardwood trunk and carve grooves into it for the trainer plant to sit into, then strap with cable ties or secure with stainless steel or solid brass screws through the trunk and into the host wood .In time the plant will heal the scars and adhere itself to the hardwood .