TTSBE Foster Care Day (01-13-2017)
Day 2 of Kathy Shaner Foster day. We met bright and early to work on TTSBE trees.
Before picture of Boxwood #145:
After picture: This old Collected Japanese Boxwood was repotted into a new (but vintage) Sara Rayner pot, giving the whole composition a lighter and more elegant look. This tree is about 50 years old, originally collected in Dallas, and donated to the Exhibit in 2012.
Cleaned the inside and outside of this juniper.
Found some bugs inside and cleaned it with some alcohol and water.
Design change. Prepare to view surgery performed on a tree trunk.
Viola! All cleaned up and will be left to grow until our next Foster Care Day.
Another tree: Drain holes were drilled for this Hackberry.
Working on cleaning the tree trunk.
Look at all the beautiful berries!
Working on trimming the leaves to encourage smaller new leaves.
Trimming and wiring to get it ready for Spring.
Wiring a Bald Cypress.
Before picture of a Cedar Elm:
Notice the two rocks in the pot? Next repotting session, we will try and incorporate that into the design and repot this tree at a different angle.
Working on an oak tree.
We will end this post with a few beautiful drawings from our talented artist.
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