A Fool’s Dream -Year 2 of the Arborvitae

Today is April fools.  I thought it will be a got Segway to this post.  I have not seen very many arborvitae being used for bonsai and now I’m thinking, I maybe one of those fools.  Oh well.

In the winter of 2014-2015, I collected this large Arborvitae landscape tree and posted it here   Envisioning-the-Future.  I left it on the ground all of last year just to see what it will do.  It kept growing.  This last winter, I repotted it in bonsai soil and reduced the roots even more.  Now the large tree that used to be carried by 2 to 3 people can be carried by one person.  This photo was taken about 1 month ago.  It’s growing nicely now in it’s plastic pot.  Lots of fertilizer this year.  If it continues to be healthy, maybe this fall,  I will do some carving and some wiring.  Stay tuned.

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This year it’s in this small pot.
Sketch of what this tree could look like.

Published by tony bonsaiko

My little trees are my daily reminders of our grand connection to this beautiful and mysterious universe.

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