Ah, the joy of buying a new bonsai...
Nothing like the joy of buying two new bonsai.
I just purchased these two beautiful bonsai earlier today. I can already see a lot of potential in these trees.
I pulled out my dad's macro lens and had a fun little photo-shoot with my new trees.
Enter: Chinese Elm! This tree is 7 years old, the older of the two trees.
I'm not sure what kind of species it is, but you guys are good at finding that part out.
I fell in love with that curvature when I first laid eyes on it...
There's a couple problem spots I noticed on this little tree though...
That looks like blackspot to me, but I'm not quite sure.
The good news is, there's only a little bit on one side of the tree.
Any ideas? Suggestions for getting rid of it? My mom has a little Neem oil in the shed. She loves using that stuff on her roses. Works like a charm.
Worst-case scenario, I prune the nasty bits off and keep a close eye on the rest.
Now for an awesome macro close-up:
Because everything looks better close-up. Except spiders. And nostrils.
Enter: Japanese Juniper! This one is 3 years old, but I already know what it's going to look like several years from now.
This tree has the makings of a great semi-cascade.
I'm not sure what species the Juniper is either, my guess is either Juniperus procumbens or Juniperus rigida.
And that's it for my little photo-shoot. Just felt like sharing my new trees with all you great people.