This past spring I started posting about my bonsai trees. I started out with two wisterias and a bougainvillea. You can read about that here. Now, I added a few more to my collection.
I love flowering trees. I don’t have enough yard space for a lot of the trees I wanted to own so turning them into bonsai is the way go!
All the plants I purchased are seedlings or small plants not bonsai stock from bonsai retailers so I’m not sure how they will do down the line. Whenever I get a new tree, I always leave it undisturbed in its pot for several months before I repot them into bonsai pots. Doing this helps the plant to get used to the environment before trimming roots and stems which can be stressful for them AND me!
I learned the hard way that even though bougainvilleas are heat and drought tolerant, as a bonsai tree, they need a daily watering in high temperatures too. This one lost a lot of leaves since this spring. Good news is that there are new leaves forming.
Right now, all of my plants are new so I am not at the wire training stage yet but will start in the late fall or winter. I really want to take some time and check out the different wiring forms of each tree beforehand. Do I bend them to the left, the right, straight, etc? There are so many interesting shapes to turn trees into!
As you can see all of the trees above needs trimming and training. I will update you with that hopefully this winter when some of them will go dormant. I also have some red quince, red maple, dogwood, yellow magnolia, and a ginkgo tree that I am waiting to get established before I turn them into bonsai trees.
Have a wonderful weekend! I hope you enjoyed my bonsai post.