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Old Japanese Ligustrum, new bonsai. This 40+ year old ligustum was pulled out by a neighbor years ago and left for the trash. I rescued it, planting in a plastic tub, and kind of forgot about it for several years. Today I noticed the soil looked especially muddy and the leaves were chlorotic, so I removed it, washed the roots clean, then repotted in nice fresh bonsai mix into its first bonsai pot. The trunk and all primary branches are completely hollow from its years as an abused shrub. Deadwood work will be next year when the tree is firmly rooted in the pot. I just gave it a bit of wiring and shaping now as well, and it suddenly had a nice posture and shape, not to be ignored again!

#bonsai #austinbonsaisociety #austin #ligustrum #ligustrumjaponicum #japaneseligustrum #privet #urbanyamadori

Ok so I got tired of stepping in mud everyday so I threw down son pavers. One day I'll do it right and get rid of all the grass on this area and make it look better. For now this will do. #bonsaiproblems #bonsai #texasbonsailife #americanbonsai #austinbonsaisociety

Focusing on Shohin sized trees this week. A Kingsville Boxwood in an interesting container. This specimen is part of a five piece shohin display from the LSBF convention in Dallas this year. The display was put together by the Shohin Society of Texas.
#kingsvilleboxwood #boxwood #boxwoodbonsai #shohin #shohindisplay #bonsai #bonsaitree #lsbfconvention #lsbf #austinbonsaisociety #dallasbonsaisociety #shohinsocietyoftexas #austinbonsai #texasbonsai #americanbonsai #austin #dallas #texas #tree #trees #treeart #livingart #tinytree

A little Japanese Boxwood from the massive dig the @austinbonsaisociety had today. There were only about 29 boxwoods that we needed to dig out!!! It was crazy but fun for my first dig. #bonsai #bonsaitrees #bonsaitree #austinbonsaisociety #austinbonsaisociety #atxbonsai

Soon Cheah (from Houston) gave a presentation and demo on accent plantings to the #austinbonsaisociety tonight. She also brought some beautiful artistic handmade accents to show what can be created with different plants and containers. A wonderful presentation, and a good friend!

#bonsai #austintx #kusamono #shitakusa

So I saw this wire/tool caddie and thought it was cool but no way for $525. So I took a old mixer stand that I got at a garage sale for $5 a wooden tray that was $10 and some screws and hooks or about another $5 and well not as nice because the does the job. #austinbonsaisociety #bonsaitree #bonsaitrees #bonsai #bonsaihacks

Upgraded my homemade #bonsai tool cart because the cheap wood I put on there was warping. I think this 2 inch butchers block will hold up just fine. #bonsaitools #austinbonsaisociety

So. Picked this up off of someone's curbside it had some of the rootball still. It was about 6 ft tall so I cut it down. We will see if I can revive it. Anyone know what it is?
#bonsai #americanbonsai #texasbonsailife #austinbonsaisociety

Cosmic Japanese Boxwood. Just playing around with trippy little backdrop I found recently. This 50+ year old boxwood is special to me. It was collected by a friend from an old cemetary in San Antonio about 15 years ago. She then donated it to our club auction, I won the bid, and it has been mine to develop ever since. The handmade Japanese pot is Tokoname-Yamako by Yamada Mitsuo.

#bonsai #austinbonsaisociety #austin #boxwood #buxus #buxusmicrophylla #cosmos #cosmicboxwood #galaxy #urbanyamadori #sanantoniobonsaisociety

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Old Japanese Ligustrum, new bonsai. This 40+ year old ligustum was pulled out by a neighbor years ago and left for the trash. I rescued it, planting in a plastic tub, and kind of forgot about it for several years. Today I noticed the soil looked especially muddy and the leaves were chlorotic, so I removed it, washed the roots clean, then repotted in nice fresh bonsai mix into its first bonsai pot. The trunk and all primary branches are completely hollow from its years as an abused shrub. Deadwood work will be next year when the tree is firmly rooted in the pot. I just gave it a bit of wiring and shaping now as well, and it suddenly had a nice posture and shape, not to be ignored again!

#bonsai #austinbonsaisociety #austin #ligustrum #ligustrumjaponicum #japaneseligustrum #privet #urbanyamadori

Focusing on Shohin sized trees this week. A Kingsville Boxwood in an interesting container. This specimen is part of a five piece shohin display from the LSBF convention in Dallas this year. The display was put together by the Shohin Society of Texas.
#kingsvilleboxwood #boxwood #boxwoodbonsai #shohin #shohindisplay #bonsai #bonsaitree #lsbfconvention #lsbf #austinbonsaisociety #dallasbonsaisociety #shohinsocietyoftexas #austinbonsai #texasbonsai #americanbonsai #austin #dallas #texas #tree #trees #treeart #livingart #tinytree

Ok so I got tired of stepping in mud everyday so I threw down son pavers. One day I'll do it right and get rid of all the grass on this area and make it look better. For now this will do. #bonsaiproblems #bonsai #texasbonsailife #americanbonsai #austinbonsaisociety

So. Picked this up off of someone's curbside it had some of the rootball still. It was about 6 ft tall so I cut it down. We will see if I can revive it. Anyone know what it is?
#bonsai #americanbonsai #texasbonsailife #austinbonsaisociety

Cosmic Japanese Boxwood. Just playing around with trippy little backdrop I found recently. This 50+ year old boxwood is special to me. It was collected by a friend from an old cemetary in San Antonio about 15 years ago. She then donated it to our club auction, I won the bid, and it has been mine to develop ever since. The handmade Japanese pot is Tokoname-Yamako by Yamada Mitsuo.

#bonsai #austinbonsaisociety #austin #boxwood #buxus #buxusmicrophylla #cosmos #cosmicboxwood #galaxy #urbanyamadori #sanantoniobonsaisociety

A Shohin sized Kingsville Boxwood planted with a piece of limestone. The congruent texture of the stone and trunk give an illusion of a large base. This is from the LSBF convention in Dallas this year and the display was put together by the Shohin Society of Texas.

#kingsvilleboxwood #shohin #texture #bonsai #bonsaitree #lsbfconvention #lsbf #austinbonsaisociety #dallasbonsaisociety #shohinsocietyoftexas #austinbonsai #texasbonsai #americanbonsai #austin #dallas #texas #tree #trees #treeart #livingart #tinytree

Japanese Black Pine I have grown out from a small half inch thick tree in a gallon pot from Home Depot about 14 years ago. It has had several sacrifice branches over the years to thicken sections or heal wounds, and now I'm working on building up density in the branches. I'm not concerned with needle length yet, since it is still years away from display in a show.
#bonsai #austinbonsaisociety #austin #japaneseblackpine #pinusthunbergii #pinebonsai #pine

One of the vendors at the LSBF convention specializes in exposed root Azalea. They have a specific process which takes many years to slowly develop the exposed roots you see. David Kreutz even offered a workshop for an in depth study. Gorgeous specimens with a variety of flower colors.

#azalea #azaleabonsai #exposedroot #bonsai #bonsaitree #davidkreutz #LSBF #lsbfconvention #austinbonsaisociety #dallasbonsaisociety #austinbonsai #dallasbonsai #texasbonsai #americanbonsai #austin #dallas #texas #tree #trees #treeart #livingart #tinytree

Austin Bonsai Society has a monthly workshop every 3rd Tuesday. This week, we were working on trees from the auction. A few members here looking at a Holly Dwarf Yaupon. Thank you to everyone for supporting ABS and following our Instagram and Twitter accounts. When we have 1000 followers, we will be doing a giveaway!

#dwarfyauponholly #austinbonsaisociety #austin #texas #texasbonsai #americanbonsai #austinbonsai #livingart #tinytree #tree #trees #treeart #livingart #tinytree #bonsaicommunity #bonsaiworkshop

Had fun wiring this little double trunk ficus I got at a garage sale for $10. Always looking for deals to practice on. #bonsai #atxbonsai #austinbonsaisociety #texasbonsai #bonsaitree

A Carissa Holly, after a little late-summer shaping & leaf thinning to let more light in. This variety has one needle-sharp spine on the tip of each leaf, making it tricky to reach into the canopy to do any work. It's still a young bonsai, only in training for 3 years, but is also a very slow growing variety, so patience is a must!

#bonsai #austinbonsaisociety #austin #ilex #ilexcornuta #holly #carissaholly

From yesterday, the final Juniper from @bjorn_bjorholm_bonsai's live demo at the LSBF convention in Dallas this year. Always employable to learn from his techniques. On this tree, the shari vein was crafted and will give the tree a more aged look over time.
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#bjorn #juniper #bonsai #bonsaitree #lsbfconvention #lsbf #austinbonsaisociety #dallasbonsaisociety #austinbonsai #dallasbonsai #texasbonsai #americanbonsai #austin #dallas #texas #tree #trees #treeart #livingart #tinytree #shari

From the LSBF convention in Dallas this year, @bjorn_bjorholm_bonsai doing a live demonstration on this Juniper. Excellent convention with great artists, a lovely display, and engaging activities. A big thank you to the Dallas Bonsai Society for hosting the event.
#bjorn #bonsai #bonsaitree #juniper #lsbfconvention #lsbf #austinbonsaisociety #dallasbonsaisociety #austinbonsai #dallasbonsai #texasbonsai #americanbonsai #austin #dallas #texas #tree #trees #treeart #livingart #tinytree

Ficus microcarpa with an end of summer trimming and shape. This double-trunk Banyan tree started off many years ago. It was owned by an elderly Vietnamese bonsai artist in Houston and was given as an auction item to the LSBF Houston convention about 8 years ago. A friend in Austin won the tree and brought it to our town, but because it was too large for her, she donated it to be used as a demo tree for visiting artist Roy Nagatoshi of California. Roy set the tree finally on a path as a better bonsai, but it was cut back to the trunkline, looking very bare. I won the raffle that evening and brought my new tree home. It was potted in this glazed Japanese pot 2 years ago, and continues to ramify and mature. I love that its history weaves around so many bonsai friends!
#bonsai #austinbonsaisociety #austin #ficusmicrocarpa #banyantree #roynagatoshi #lsbfbonsaiconvention #tropicalbonsai @houstonbonsaisociety

Catlin Elm today wired and opened up for shape. I've had this slender sweet little elm for a long time now, and always try to work on it with the feeling of a light bunjin tree. When the leaves fully mature, they are flecked with white in a variegation, giving the look of dappled light falling on it. .

#bonsai #austinbonsaisociety #austin #ulmusparvifolia #catlinelm #bunjin #elm

From the LSBF convention in Dallas this year, the final shohin display. The Shohin society of Texas meets quarterly and hosts workshops to study the art of Shohin sized trees. Looking forward to the next meeting, DM me if you want the information.

#shohin #shohindisplay #bonsai #bonsaitree #lsbfconvention #lsbf #austinbonsaisociety #dallasbonsaisociety #shohinsocietyoftexas #austinbonsai #texasbonsai #americanbonsai #tree #trees #treeart #livingart #tinytree

A duo of trees in a shohin display from the LSBF convention in Dallas this year. The presentation was put together by the Shohin Society of Texas.

#shohin #shohindisplay #pine #bonsai #bonsaitree #lsbfconvention #lsbf #austinbonsaisociety #shohinsocietyoftexas #austinbonsai #texasbonsai #americanbonsai #tree #trees #treeart #livingart #tinytree

Pots, pots, pots, and more trees! We had quite the assortment of pottery and bonsai containers donated and available at the annual Austin Bonsai Society auction this year. Something for everyone, from solid deals for beginners to rare antique crafted containers. Quite exciting to see what was presented. Same time next year!
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Thanks again for coming out this week. Next Tuesday is our Member Workshop @zilkerbotanicalgarden.

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Estate sale half price!! Ok why not. A Maple and I believe juniper of some sort. #futurebonsai #texasbonsailife #bonsai #americanbonsai #austinbonsaisociety

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