Changing Clothes, RMJ to Itoigawa 2020 update part 1

Nebari Bonsai

This project is 6 years in the making, 8 if you go all the way back to when I collected the tree in 2013. I grafted it with itoigawa in 2014, and finally had the confidence to separate it in March of 2020.

Original post:

https://nebaribonsai.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/changing-clothes-rmj-to-itoigawa/

First update:

https://nebaribonsai.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/still-changing-clothes-rmj-to-itoigawa/

And now we’re current. I repotted the tree after 4 years.

I had previously removed the field soil from the front half of the tree, and the roots were growing well into the bonsai soil, so I didn’t disturb that area too much:

And now it was time to remove the remaining field soil from the back half of the tree:

Notice the difference in condition? Doing half at a time keeps the relatively recently collected tree strong.

Now it’s in all bonsai soil. I changed the planting angle just a little in preparation for styling the tree to move to…

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