Bald Cypress Initial Styling

It’s the time of year to do initial styling on bald cypresses collected this past winter.  I had posted this specimen earlier in the season, and mentioned my idea of a style for it that represented something I’ve never done before.  There’s nothing...

Mayhaw Repotting

We’ve been following the progress of this Mayhaw, Crataegus aestivalus, for a while now.  Back in winter I did a hard pruning of the branches in order to continue development of the tree’s structure.  As with any such work, I then let the tree alone to...

American Elm Development

I’m sure you remember this American elm, Ulmus Americana, that I first posted last month.  My goal with this tree is to train it into a classic American elm shape, what’s called vase-shape.  I did the initial wiring on March 11th, and left the tree...

It’s Sweetgum Season – Repotting Too!

This sweetgum was not necessarily due for repotting this year.  What prompted me to want to perform this chore was the behavior of the large root at the left rear of the tree.  You never know what root(s) a sweetgum will choose to throw a lot of energy into.  In this...

Sweetgum Time – Building A Forest

May is sweetgum collecting time.  I’ve been planning to build a forest since last year, and I had Byron Myrick custom-make this pot for it: It’s 24″ in length by 16″ wide, and 2″ deep.  Isn’t the color superb!       You always start...