Category Archives: Yamadori
Collecting trees is harder than you might think. As soon as a tree leaves the ground it gets stressed out and moisture loss quickly occurs. The key to collecting trees is to minimize this stress that it receives as little as possible. There are a number of different ways to do this.
Unfortunately, just before spring when the new buds are starting to open, you might find that one or two of your collected Yamadori trees have died. This is the risk that is taken when collecting trees, because no matter how much care you take to move a tree it is very stressful indeed for a [...]
My hawthorn continues to grow now that it is in the ground. Being in the ground seems to be so much better for the tree as opposed to being in the pot. It must be a lot more stressful in a pot than being in the ground. It is probably something the tree needs to [...]
Finally my old collected Hawthorn has come back to life. In the past few days a few buds have started sprouting and things are looking up for it. I think it’s helped it’s recovery having it planted in the ground.
Today I acquired a gigantic wooden box from work previously used as a base for a dog kennel. The dimensions are 36 inches by 30 inches! Alright so there’s no bonsai in it at the moment but I’m going to have fun trying to find one big enough to fit it. I told the guys [...]