The “Frog” Azalea, Revisited | Michael Hagedorn

Years in the past this tree was a lot bigger. Then the highest died again. Then it was gifted to our backyard, the place we puzzled over what to do with it.


Satsuki ‘Yamato’ in 2017, a couple of years after arriving within the backyard. The problem was discovering a brand new design for this decrepit former bonsai. Might a brand new one be made?


Slicing off the highest to a promising aspect department. The trunk didn’t have sufficient branches on it for its top, it appeared sparse. And it lacked taper.


Fairly a big reduce. However in June you are able to do this. The department to the proper would be the new trunkline. The reduce was later carved to resemble a broken-off department.


One other view of this reworked azalea, close to the brand new entrance. From a shallow taper tree we now have a quick taper tree—extra squat, extra “chunk”.


Because the tree appeared in 2021 after regrowth and positioning new branches.


Because the ‘Yamato’ azalea seems to be in June 2024, 8 years after the rework. Due to a weblog reader for suggesting a revisit to this bonsai!


Flower closeups. White is recessive in azaleas, so this one will not be at risk of dropping its colour selection, but.



As soon as upon a time a Pacific Tree Frog lived on this gap. My apprentice’s son, Gus, leant us his Lego frog for our froggy reenactment.


In froggy’s traditional place. (To me, this Lego seems to be equally like a leaping spider, however I’m prepared to permit the frog, particularly since we would have liked one.)

Unique put up: Transforming An Outdated, Decapitated Azalea

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