Checking the root growth.
Reduction area identified.
|Some of the materials for sale in a |
bonsai shop in Diliman Quezon City.
|The ones I buy are the smaller ones |
beside the larger bonsais.
|Many of their materials are rock grown|
and rock clasping.
These are my "surgical" instruments:
1. Hacksaw blade for reducing trunks and
cutting large branches
2. Ordinary scissors
3. Itak for cultivating
4. Aluminum wires from junkshops/
or from meralco linemen
5. Insect spray for aphids and other bugs.
8. Hammer for carving rocks etc.
How much do these cost?
Clipper= 100 Pesos
Aluminum Wires=250-300 a kilo
Hacksaw blade 24 tpi=30 Pesos
Hammer=standard household tool.
Every house has one.
Fertilizer=Urea, 20 pesos a month
How about pots?
Another article. I'm still learning about it.
trunk of a wild banyan.
|The lower part that I did not|
fuse. The loose saplings
will develop into a complex
|Checking the branches. In this project, I|
am aiming ofr the banyan style.
The focus is on the trunk and roots.
|Whenever I trim my materials, I |
collect the cuttings and plant
them. They grow fast if planted in
loamy soil and placed in a damp
|Instead of cutting or wiring the|
branches, I decided to
plant them. This is to achieve the
complex trunk I planned
for this material.
|I am lowering the trunk. I have|
no fancy tools like clips, braces etc.
So, I'm doing it the way the monks
used to do it, by using sticks and