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Thuya thinning

Thinning a Thuya occidentalis. The inner branches were shaded by the outer foliage. ...

June 28, 2023 · Philippe

Adding movement to young Japanese Black Pines from seeds

I sowed those Japanese Black Pines 5 or 6 years ago. I am not in a hurry and did not push their growth using large pots or overfertilization. What they do not show in caliber, they bear in character and ramification. ...

March 19, 2023 · Philippe

Korean Hornbeam shohin

This small Korean Hornbeam was purchased in 2021 from a local master, and it was created from seed. I shortened the head and wired all shoots to create a more ascending canopy. ...

March 12, 2023 · Philippe

American Beech

This small American Beech sapling was collected in a forest 4 years ago, in 2019. It is still mainly bidimensional and I will develop its back branching in the coming years. ...

March 11, 2023 · Philippe

Trident Maple forest

This young Trident Maple forest was created in spring 2020 from 2 years-old seedlings (link to the article from 2020). The trees are now 5 years old from seeds. ...

March 4, 2023 · Philippe

Trident Maple styling

Wiring and styling a medium Trident Maple. The moss was grown during the last growing season only. ...

March 3, 2023 · Philippe

15 years old Larch from seed

This Larch was grown by me from a seedling 15 years ago and it starts only to become a true bonsai. Last year it was put in a bonsai pot for the first time, slowing its growth rate and initiating its refinement phase. ...

February 27, 2023 · Philippe

12 years old Japanese Black Pine from seed

I sowed this Japanese Black Pine 12 years ago. After two years of growth it is ready for a styling. I removed most needles to balance the energy across all shoots. This will also let air and light reach the internal buds. Finally it is wired and I keep two sacrifice branches to thicken the trunk. ...

February 26, 2023 · Philippe

Ginkgo biloba group plantings from seeds

Ginkgo biloba group plantings started from seeds three years ago. This species takes time to ramify. ...

February 26, 2023 · Philippe

White Birch group plantings from seeds

White Birch group plantings started four years ago from seeds. ...

February 26, 2023 · Philippe