The Texas State Bonsai Exhibit, Inc. | TTSBE Foster Day At Persimmon Hill (Day 1 of 2)(1-23-2015)

TTSBE Foster Day At Persimmon Hill (Day 1 of 2)(1-23-2015)

January 22, 2015

A great big thank you to our visiting artist, Kathy Shaner, for coming to Texas every year to work with our volunteers to improve on the exhibit trees.  Audrey is a long time member of the Austin Bonsai Society and some of her trees are in the temporary care of Terry Ward at Persimmon Hill Bonsai.  

 

 Kathy evaluating a Chinese quince that belongs to Audrey before repotting.​ Chinese quinceChinese quinceTree before repotting

Use copper wire to mark new front.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceUsing copper wire to mark new front

Looking at roots.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceLooking at roots

Removing wire to get the tree out of pot.  Chinese quinceChinese quinceRemove wires to get tree out of the pot Soil mix for TTSBE trees. 

Soil mix for TTSBE TreesSoil mix for TTSBE TreesSoil mix for TTSBE Trees

This shows the tree out of the bonsai pot and Kathy is talking about the roots.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceTree out of the pot and talking about roots

Removing soil around roots.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceTalking about roots

Observing the excess roots.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceObserving excess roots

Reduced roots using chisel and hammer.  Chinese quinceChinese quinceReduce roots with chisel and hammer

Chinese quinceChinese quinceReduce roots with chissel and hammer

The removed quince root.  Chinese quinceChinese quinceremoved quince root

Use chopsticks to move roots into place.  Chinese quinceChinese quinceUsing chopstick to move roots in place.

There is a hole in the middle.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceThere is a hole in the middle

Use knife to score the tree so the cambium will grow together.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceWill use knife to score the tree so the cambium will grow together

Remove excess roots. Chinese quinceChinese quinceRemove excess roots

Gained about two inches by removing the excess roots that are sticking right down. Chinese quinceChinese quinceGained about two inches by removing the excess roots that are sticking right down

Almost ready to put back into a bonsai pot.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceAlmost ready to put back in pot

Took part of the root off so the tree could develop more fine roots.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceTook part of the root off so we can have more in the pot

Make sharp cut with knife to help the tree send out roots.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceMake sharp cut with knife to help the tree send out roots

Make slits on the side of the roots so we can get more roots.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceMake slits on the side of the roots so we can get more roots

Proper way to cover the hole in the bottom of the pot. Proper way to cover the hole in the bottom of the potProper way to cover the hole in the bottom of the pot

Wire to the side and not the middle because we are going to pull down on it.

wire to the side of the holewire to the side of the holeWire to the side and not the middle because we are going to pull down on it

The famous 5th wheel.

The 5th wheelThe 5th wheel

How to use the 5th wheel.

Make a mound in the middle.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceMake a mound in the middle

Layer newspaper in the middle so as to retain water better.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceLayer newspaper in the middle so as to retain water better

Putting the tree back in a pot.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceputting tree back in the pot

Chinese quinceChinese quinceputting tree back in the pot

Side view of the tree.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceSide view of the tree

Pile more soil on top to encourage surface root growth.

Chinese quinceChinese quincePile more soil on top to encourage surface root growth

Put moss on top to seal in moisture. Chinese quinceChinese quincePut moss on top to seal in moisture

Put some old soil on top to keep in moisture.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceput old soil on top to keep in moisture Water the tree well after repotting.  Chinese quinceChinese quinceWater well after repotting