Wind Swept from a Hedge

In the last two weeks, we’ve had some very windy weather here in the Pacific Northwest.  In fact, it sadly killed one person from a fallen tree. I was reminded about the power of a tree, they are beautiful, they can provide shelter and shade, their fruits can provide sustenance and life, but at the same time it can also take life.

I was also reminded of the bonsai tree (Japanese Holly)I styled this fall for the first time.  It was another hedge shrub I collected from a project we did.  I potted it last year in a better soil.  The decision to create a wind swept style for this tree was very natural since the braches are already leaning one way.  It will be repotted in a shallower pot, most likely a rectangular.  The tree will be potted to emphasize the movement of the  tree.

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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