Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Smokin' Trees

BART Sketches Vol. 2
Week 3
March 30 - April 3



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All this talk of terrariums lately got me thinking of Bonsai. Contrary to advice discovered later, I'm starting off with a new tree. This is a very young Ficus from a 3-inch pot found at the corner drug store. At this age, it really shouldn't be in an actual Bonsai pot, but I really liked the glaze on this one. Plus, the pot is way too big for the tree in the Bonsai sense. A regular 4- or 6- inch pot wouldn't be much bigger. I'm using regular potting soil so hopefully it'll grow just fine.

I'll post quarterly updates on this (provided it survives the wiring and repotting).