Reviving a Neglected Bonsai 1/25/17


After. The fresh lime sulfur causes the deadwood to be a little too white, though it will fade in time to create a more natural look. If you look closely, you can see some of the foliage is still recovering from stress.

Today we’ve got just one tree for you. A dramatic before and after. Well actually, after, before and then after again. The artist is Naoki Maeoka. His short caption reads Styling a Tosho (Needle juniper).

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Before. A masterpiece that had fallen into neglect.



After again. Now that you've seen the before shot, you can better appreciate what Naoki has accomplished. He even cleaned up the years of mineral residue on the pot.

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Close up of the dramatic deadwood and the moss on the surface of the soil.

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