Evolution of a bonsai

Evolution of a bonsai: Progression Photos

In this series of photographs I aim to show the progress of a plant on its way to becoming a bonsai. Some of the trees are ordinary plants and some have been grown with the belief that they were bonsai. All of these plants were converted into bonsai, some in a matter of a few months, others over a few years. Although most of these trees are not perfect specimens, they do present a pictorial journey which serve as a record of how a particular bonsai came to be what it is at a particular time. Of course, further training of these bonsai continues, the photos show the transition from an ordinary plant to a plant with a definite goal of representing a big tree in miniature. To some the trees may serve as inspirations and to some they may provide signals of what not to do and for some others they may evoke the memories of the progression of trees they themselves have trained.

Let me make it clear that I do not claim to have found the only way to train the particular tree I have shown in the progression; there may be other solutions, that I acknowledge. Where possible rules and basic concepts have been adhered to. Concept, interpretation and design may not be unique, but they are my own and I confess, give me immense creative pleasure.

I hope you too enjoy the progression of these trees.

Progression Photos: Ficus L. Island


Stage1


Stage2

Ficus L. Island 2 (P3)- right side as it looked when purchased
Stage3

Ficus L. Island 2 (P4)- left side as it looked when purchased
Stage4

Ficus L. Island 2 (P5)- original front after some pruning
Stage5

Ficus L. Island 2 (P6)- after more pruning- possible front 1
Stage6

Ficus L. Island 2 (P7)- possible front 2
Stage7

Ficus L. Island 2 (P7)- possible front 2_1
Stage8

Ficus L. Island 2 (P8)- orientation in new pot with front 2
Stage9

Ficus L. Island 2 (P9)- development after two months
Stage10

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Ficus L. Island 2 (P10)- some wiring added
Stage11

Ficus L. Island 2 (P11)- nearly finished, some more filling up needed
Stage12

 

Ficus Long Island as it looks today
Ficus Long Island as it looks today

 

 

 

 

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Progression Photos: Jade

Jade 1(P1) in clay pot before styling
Stage1

Jade 1(P2) another view before styling
Stage2

Jade 1(P3) one side half pruned
Stage3

Jade 1(P4) possible front exposed after pruning
Stage4

Jade 1(P5) possible front 2
Stage5

Jade 1(P6) orientation in front 2
Stage6

Jade 1(P7) four months later
Stage7

Jade 1(P8) some judicious pruning
Stage8

Jade 1(P9) orientation changed back to front- in new pot after drastic pruning
Stage9

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