Collect dates: 8/11/18, 8/11/18, 8/25/18
Trunk bases: 2″, 2″, 1.5″
Heights: 9″, 12″, 13.5″
Estimated ages: 25-30 years
Years in training: 0
Estimated release date: 5/1/20
Here’s a great example of the principle that sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Each of these Water-elms has tremendous character and would work as an individual bonsai. But I think I see a composition that will be much better than those individuals trees. Next summer I plan to slip-pot these guys into a shallow tray, to make a three-tree forest out of them. I’m betting I’ll have a winner.
I’d love to know what you think. Leave me a comment below.