Foliage cleaned up, undersides and dense areas only:
Soji, cleaning up the soil and adding a fresh top layer to get it through the rest of summer:
Work completed for now.
The pot is by Shinobu, an award-winning Shohin pot maker whose work is regularly featured at the Gafu-ten exhibition each winter in Japan. I think it’s a fantastic fit.
Incidentally, this composition is 5 years along from an air layer.