Sunday, March 1, 2009

Water Jasmine Mame 003 (01/03/2009)

Source: Nursery stock

When i first bought it, the foliage was quite sparse, the wiring had bitten into the bark and yes scarred. I like it as a semi-cascade, so i decided to buy it and use it as a learning material to play with and learn from it. So far i had defoliated it once and pruned, wired and corrected some branches. As you can see the wiring are all very messy as it was done qutie some time ago, still quite inexperienced. Initially when i got it out from the original small tiny shohin pot, the root system was still quite weak, only a few main roots and the feeder roots were quite little. If you compare now, the whole container is filled with alot more roots and its thickening over the last few months. The foliage had increased and i did some branch ramifications. Im feeding it weak diluted seaweed extracts every 4-6days or so. This baby is kept under indoor conditions ever since i bought it home til today, so im quite pleased with the overall health although it would have been alot alot better and more beautiful if it was exposed to good sunny outdoor environment.