To commemorate the first day of Spring, I started an air layer on a good-sized branch of this shimpaku from Evergreen Gardenworks. Brent always has great stuff, check him out.
This view shows what was the underside of the branch, so it’s a bit pale, but definitely showing some potential to become a nice little triple trunk!
And here it is, just a couple days after the first day of winter, still looking great, and sporting the bronzy winter color!
Over the next few weeks, we’ll look at closing a wound quickly over the course of a growing season, and removing those pesky calcium deposits from pots over the course of a year, good stuff!
Also, speaking of courses…I will be teaching a course for beginners, called Beginning Bonsai. 4 seasonal sessions, lecture, demo, and hands-on. Class starts at my garden on 1/24. Contact me for more details, a couple spots remain. Thanks for reading.