Within the mid 1990’s I had the chance to dig three Cedrus Deodara from a forest in Canberra. As a bonsai artist this was my first ever actual dig for doable bonsai masterpieces and I used to be very excited. Not that this tree is a masterpiece, nevertheless it did survive the dig and I’ve managed to maintain it alive since then.
This explicit tree was fairly tall and skinny and naturally leaned to 1 facet, and thus I made up my mind it ought to be within the slanting type. For a few years I struggled to discover a “look” that I loved and so this tree had numerous completely different pots, completely different wiring jobs and some differing cuts however nonetheless I couldn’t see the tree inside.
In 2010 I took this tree to a bonsai occasion titled “Bonsai by the Harbour” to hunt recommendation from fellow fanatics. Now this occasion is considered one of my favourite within the bonsai calendar, and I acquired numerous solutions and design concepts that I took away to consider. In June 2010 I lastly selected a brand new design and made a sketch to maintain me on monitor with the brand new design. I do know I can not draw however that is the sketch and it has saved me centered.
By the point I obtained round to engaged on this tree it was March 2011 and the foliage mass was so heavy it was pulling the roots out of the pot.
The above photograph was taken on 7 March 2011 and over the following week I put it into an emergency re-pot and gave it an excellent trim, according to the proposed new look.
The re-pot was wanted to face it as much as a extra upright place, and likewise to avoid wasting any harm being completed the roots. This above photograph was taken on 15 March and when you look actually intently you may see a bit of frog peering out from beneath the pot.
About two weeks later it obtained an extra trim and a few wire to set the branches into place. The tree was then put away to get well for about 16 months when it was positioned right into a extra appropriate bonsai pot.
By January 2013 this tree had actually grown on nicely and was prepared for the following stage in its development.
The tree is lastly beginning to look a bit like that tough sketch I did some years in the past, though I’m nonetheless undecided which is one of the best entrance, and that’s most likely why its in a spherical pot!
I’ll proceed to refine this bonsai over the approaching years and I’ll search for an acceptable pot to accommodate it, most likely a handcrafted pot by an Australian potter.