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Starting small. With Malus seeds

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Yes. It does take a bit of patience. It may take ten years before you have anything looking like a tree. But yeah, it...

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Trident root over rock: the start

Root over rock trident in growpot

In the spring of 2015 I took cuttings of my trident bonsai. To my surprise, one of the cuttings took, and in March 2016 I decided a root over rock planting would be my aim. As such, I put a thin layer of soil over …

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