I was at my local club workshop and I brought a buttonwood that was purchased from the buttonwood queen, Mary Madison. I have been growing it and wondering what to do with it. Adam of AdamAskWhy.com had a vision of what to do with the tree.
Here is the front I walked into the workshop with:
But we decided to change the front to this:
We talked about what to do with it and decided to jin the top of the tree because of how straight it is. So first he took all the branches off
then we took everything off the top, the bark, the wood, and the cambiam. We also changed the front in the pot
Adam then took the torch and bent the deadwood to make it all old and twisty
After moving the wood and adding wire, he bent the branches in a gnarly way.
Here is the before:
The awesome after:
Thank you so much Adam! Can't wait to see this tree in 5 years!
Ben jamin Lorber
I LOVE Bonsai!! I have participated in many styling competitions and have even won! I have also displayed many trees in many exhibits!
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