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TTSBE Foster Care Day (01-13-2017)

January 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.

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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, was originally collected in Dallas, and was donated to the Exhibit in 2012.

Before picture:

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!

Before picture:

Working on trimming the leaves to encourage smaller new leaves.

Before picture:

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.

After view:

We will end this post with a few beautiful drawings from our talented artist.