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Working On My Bonsai

I received a surprise gift from a friend who knows me well.  A gift  without any fancy wrappings waited at my door step a few days ago. It was a bonsai which has been poorly maintained but one with a lot of potential. When I laid my eyes on it my heart missed a beat, this was something I have been itching to work on  and even offered to do it for free when I first saw it at my friend’s place. This is a tree with a double trunk.

I had to start right from the roots. The soil was in poor condition. I had to completely remove and replace the soil. I also had to untangle the beautiful roots and lay them out well ( root training) to give the tree a majestic aged look.

The branches were a tangled mess. The bonsai looked like a overgrown forest. Sadly there were only three branches i could save. the others had grown weirdly and did nothing to the look of the tree. After a few hours of work the tree does look better. But it needs to get back its strength and grow in a way it looks like a tree in tray (bonsai)  and not like mess.

Working on my bonsai was so much fun that I forgot the passage of time.  With a little training and a lot of love I will hopefully preset to you a beautiful bonsai, though it may take a few months to a year.  Training to me is just clip and grow, I hate the use of wires and clamps. This method takes longer but works well too.

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