Again Bumper Bonsai – Adam’s Artwork and Bonsai Weblog


At the moment, I bought to diagnose what’s unsuitable with a 2012 Jeep Compass, take my daughter to PT, and go and take a canine exterior to poop.

In between the PT and the Canine poop, I practiced a bit Again Bumper Bonsai™️, identical to the outdated days. Right here’s the tree, a willow leaf fig (Ficus salicaria, ofttimes erroneously referred to as Ficus nerifolia, or F. salicifolia, or no matter it was referred to as whenever you grew up in bonsai).

Right here’s the ability my daughter is getting tortured at.

Right here’s the canine. Ugly factor, ain’t it? Lily. Silly canine. It has no tail, so when it poops, it’s important to wipe its ass. Not me, no means, no how, not ever. My sister does although.

And right here’s the Again Bumper bonsai studio.

A Kia minivan. For people who keep in mind the outdated days, I graduated the PT Loser to the junkyard years in the past.

The willow leaf has a, uh, structural downside with the pot.

It carried out broke.

So as we speak, I’m going to repot it, minimize it again, defoliate, and wire. In that common order I assume.

Listed here are some pots to select from.

Not the large considered one of course.

Or that outdated Japanese one both.

The one under is from my pupil, Peter Penico. It may work.

Nevertheless it’s going the unsuitable means. Good pot although.

The one I’m going with is that this one from Cesar Labrador, a Florida artist residing within the Tampa/St. Pete space.

You’ll see his work on the Bonsai Pot Fb auctions each every now and then.

Candy particulars and form.

It’s excellent. Let’s see concerning the tree now.

I feel I’ll truly defoliate first.

I’ll be utilizing the “hen plucking” approach as we speak.

Seize the leaf, and pull ahead. The leaf will break on the petiole and also you’re carried out.

Fairly fast and simple. Doesn’t work on all species of timber although.

Subsequent is to take away the outdated pot.

Gently therapeutic massage the outdated soil out.

Tie the tree into the brand new pot, add soil.

And now for the magic. Wiring!

Right here’s the earlier than.

And…..right here’s my daughters Jeep and what’s unsuitable with it (see what I did there? I’m going to make you anticipate the after. Wait, don’t scroll down but…..dammit!). Nicely, if you happen to’re nonetheless right here, she has a blown head gasket. The design of the cooling system permits for the coolant to get low and also you don’t understand it as a result of the overflow reservoir stays full. So, in typical Chrysler style, the automobile overheated and blew up the gasket.

She preferred the colour of the Jeep. Nevertheless it’s a bit an excessive amount of of a job for me to repair, so its on the market, as is. When you’re . Name me….

Okay, now for the after.

I feel the pot goes nicely with the uncovered root type of the tree.

Right here’s an unsightly, informative shot.

And a few Glamour Photographs

These two will go on Instagram after all.

Now, what shall I write about subsequent?

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