This past weekend I purchased a Ficus tree that will be used in a demonstration in August. It is old stock Ficus Benjamina that has been growing in a box for many years. The trunk has some great natural movement in it and the branches are mostly thin and leggy but excellent material to work with here. In
This juniper was purchased two years ago. The apex was originally a heavy branch that extended out to the right. With the help of Kathy Shaner we wired that branch up with a twist to create a new dramatic apex. I am still working on creating foliage at the new apex and will work on
Update 4/25/13: Growing season has begun and I have already had to pinch back 3/4 of the length of each new leaf set. Trees are growing fast. I will be updating pictures very soon. Update 1/2013 Today we look at the winter condition of this redwood. It has been under development now for 3 years.