Koto Hime Japanese Maple Progression


(Darth Masiah) #1

i ordered this guy from Brussels bonsai. it was a four year old if im not mistaken. it was $50 well spent i think. i had been experimenting with native yamadori already and i wanted some more variety in my collection.

7/18/15


come on packing guy! Brussels wouldnt even answer my email about it.

12/6/15
i didnt know much at this time, but i did know i didnt like the nebari. Theodore(rip) didnt like it either. so i attempted a layer next.

6/26/16
it grew a little after i layered it.

1/2/17
well, i knew they could be layered now

4/22/17
i cut everything back to single trunk and started over.

7/14/17

2/2/18

2/24/18
cleaned it up a little and peaked at the roots

3/17/18

5/13/18

7/21/18
its been growing like crazy this year

9/7/18
the callus knocked the rest of the cut putty off by september. i think i finally have a plan for this tree.



(Jonas Dupuich) #2

Fun project - these trees are great if you have the patience to develop them. Bill Valavanis has great examples in his collection of what can be accomplished over a number of years.

Am enjoying the narratives - thanks for posting!