Chinese Elm summer shots

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.”

Some summer shots of my Chinese elm bonsai tree.  One from above showing the extent of the canopy, a shot from the side focussing on the textured trunk, and my favourite, looking up from below with a clear sky behind.

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Show prep – Chinese Elm

My chuhin sized Chinese Elm that was repotted earlier this year.  Taking a while to get going but foliage will hopefully fill out over the next few weeks and I can then wire it for the first time in the autumn.  Took a while to moss up today but worth the effort.  Another tree that I’m hoping to have on show at The Bonsai Experience next weekend.






Chinese Elm – a new front

An overdue repot of my Chinese Elm.  I was never entirely happy with the spoke like appearance of the old front with most branches coming from one spot on the trunk.  Saw it from a new angle by chance at a club meeting last autumn and I think it’s much better.


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April 2015

Hopefully a bit of wiring later in the year will make a bigger difference too as some branches need to be manipulated into better positions as well.