Thursday, September 13, 2012
Bonsai in the Styx
My husband transplanted this from a sapling he just tore out of the ground.
Then every year as it grew he would nip the ends until it became a gorgeous big ball. It's kind of hard to tell in this picture, but the bush in the back is this same tree, it was actually about 6ft tall then. My husband would trim it up every year to keep is round. He also transplanted two more in the same way and trimmed them as a hedge. I loved it, but a few years ago, during a really hard winter, the deer decided it was mighty tasty. They all but killed it. So it was either cut it down, or let my husband go at it with the chainsaw and let out his inner artist. I like it now, although I'll be honest it took awhile. Seven years later, after his success with the two hedge cedars, he decided to expand the hedge down the full side of the house. This is what they look like after 26 years. My husband is really a great looking guy, but this picture is after hours of trimming trees. By the way, he is 5'7" to give you some perspective of how big these really are.