Garden Stuff and Trees

First off, if you’re not following me on Instagram I highly recommend that you do, especially if you like gardening stuff, trees, and cute dogs.

And come on, who doesn’t like all three of those things?? Follow me on Instagram. It’s nicolerordway just like here. Make sure you put that R in the middle or I don’t know what you’ll get.

Click that video for a tour of the Eastern redbud trees I’m growing from seed! And turn the sound up for info, otherwise it’s just a video of redbud seedlings which is cool but still somewhat lacking without the commentary.

Anniversary Japanese Maple update

You may or may not recall (because I may or may not have blogged about this, I don’t remember) but my partner gave me a peedie Japanese maple seedling when we first got serious about dating roughly 7 years ago. Well, I decided right then that I wanted to raise it to bonsai because then I could always bring it with us wherever we moved (which is turning out to be a great call, thanks growing-up-as-an-Army-brat.) This past winter I decided it was big enough to start training. In preparation, I had repotted it down a pot size and cleaned and trimmed the roots.

This past winter, I topped it.

And you know I crossed my fingers hard and checked on it every day.

Guess what: it’s surviving!

And more than that, it’s thriving! It has so many baby leaves opening up and a glorious amount of leaf buds growing on the main trunk. I suppose my next step is finding the pot that I want to keep it in. Then, this coming winter, I’ll repot it and trim the roots some more.