New addition to the nursery, from the mall. I got a little tree, reduced in prize, left to stand alone among the neglected, doomed-to-dry-out corner of the garden store. And I got a heart for those abandoned. Besides, it still looks cute.
It is a grafted tree, the top neatly added on top of some other sort of Salix. Top branches hanging down, catkins flowering. I’m gonna add pics later.
This is a very good idea, also the Portugese soil mix contains charcoal.
Last week I’ve been repotting some of the trees and the little ones from the nursery (still need some ID’s on them). I thought, I share some of the pic with you guys.
Tilia cordata (most likely 8 years, mallsai), buds just about to break
Fagus sylvaticus (about 10 years, nursery tree)
Acer buergeranum (I suspect it’s 6 years old – bought it from last years Bonsai exhibition in Hallein)
Morus albus (6 years, mallsai)
Prunus incisa (6 years, nursery tree) still shrubby looking, waiting for the bloom to finish
Tsuga canadiensis – have no idea how old, nursery tree…
Juniper procumbens nana (older than 10, nursery tree)
Geranium is tough, right?
Right! Geranium is a shrubby looking perennial plant, usually kept for their flowers and wonderful leaves. The older they get, the bigger and richer they bloom. It is one of my favorites. I like this hardy plant, its scent, the leaves, the colors… They forgive a lot of mistakes. Also the keep blooming if you keep cutting them.
What they need: whatever garden soil, water, a winter rest in a dark, cold (not under 5°C) place, and a lot of sun. Don’t forget to cut the withered leaves and flowers, so the plant can give you another round of blooms. I can’t wait to get some.
The Helebore sp. ( Helleborus niger and H. hybridus) are evergreen and perennial plants. Quite decorative, if you ask me.
I keep wondering how’d it look if in a bright colored kusamono pot, specially the H. hybridus one. In the garden of my mother they are up to 50 cm high with leaves, as big as my head (
and I have a big melon on my neck).
Bonus: some inspirational helleborus kusamono: