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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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

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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!

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

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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.

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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Unique put up: Transforming An Outdated, Decapitated Azalea

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