Peter's Bonsai Blog
This page provides information about Picea, and in particular about the creation and development of this nursery grown material.
Picea No 1
I purchased this Picea Abies Nidiformis from a local landscape nursery in September 2014.
First analyse the structure of the tree.......
Then progressively remove the branches to identify and create the skeleton of the tree....
Use wire to place the branches and create the foliage pads..........
The above work took about 5 hours spread over a couple of weeks.
Picea No 2
I was so impressed with the outcome that, in the knowledge that they only had one left, I decided to return to the nursery to buy a second tree of this variety.
Here are some pictures of how that tree was developed.............
When I stripped out and tilted the tree, I found it had no branches on the right hand side..
The solution was to insert another branch by taking a dead branch from another tree and gluing it into position........I then did a bit of carving to create a jin up the front......
I then wired the branches round from the back to fill in the right hand side. There is still a long way to go to tighten up the foliage - particularly on the left and at the back but I feel this tree is now on its way to becoming a credible bonsai.....Watch this Space !
In March 2016 I put the tree into it's first bonsai pot.................
When they mature this variety can make a wonderful bonsai image.........
In April 2015 I purchased this Picea fom Willowbog Bonsai. It was purchased as an established Bonsai that had grown a bit out of control. Some further wiring and TLC is required to bring it back to an acceptible shape.
Over the summer the tree was allowed to grow freely, but in November I applied some wire to create a basic shape
In March 2016 it was transferred into this beautiful Ian Baillie pot...........
For a selection of other images of Picea styled as Bonsai Click here.
For horticultural information about these wonderful trees Click here