First repot for a collected Eastern Hemlock

This Eastern Hemlock was collected in a forest and planted in a wooden box filled with perlite, without disturbing the roots. After three years the perlite has become a compact soil with poor drainage. It was time to reduce the rootball and transition into a training pot that is easier to handle. ...

May 10, 2022 · Philippe

Eastern Hemlock yamadori for a forest planting

Here are some young Eastern Hemlocks (Tsuga canadensis) that I collected with the intent to create a forest a few years from now. They were collected in a private wood with the consent of the land owner. This grove is very special because it has very old specimens as well as plenty of Hemlock saplings. A real Hemlock nursery ! A mature tree. A Hemlock nursery. A magical place. Foliage detail....

August 21, 2021 · Philippe

Boreal kusamonos

I collected a few ferns, mosses and tree seedlings in the forest to create kusamonos inspired by our boreal forest. Hemlock, Red Maple, Spruce and mosses in a seto pot. Hemlock and fern. Fern in a pot made by Serge Robert. Moss on rock. Dwarf Rose, dianthus and moss....

July 28, 2021 · Philippe