I was at my favorite bonsai nursery today working on some of my stuff with a friend, and I snapped a picture of his bursera bonsai. I drool every time I see this plant...sadly it is out of my price range ;-(.
That that majesty of a plant is for sale is itself extraordinary. What was the price tag on it - >500 USD?
It's a lovely plant and brightened the day here. TFS!
I agree...wish it just followed me home.
And, yes, >500 USD...
Wonderful Bursera! That peeling bark is sweet.
This isn't Bonsai West, is it?
Yes it is...
That tree's owner and I repotted a clump of sagos, pruned a pomegranate, and wired a big olive stump today!
Spring is a-coming!
Awesome! Something about the look, the lighting, and the backdrop said "Bonsai West" ;-)
Plus, knowing your location and having "friended" one of the Bonsai West folks on Facebook,
it made for an easier guess.
I think your FB friend may be my actual friend over there. Every spring he and I give my trees a 'facelift' together...it's the official start of the growing season for me!
I have a suspicion that it is indeed the same guy ;-)
Through Mike, I was lucky enough to obtain one of his Crassula mutations, "Gargoyle."
Yes Josh, It is I! This is a tree that I have been working on for over 10 years now. I have basically built all of the branches. Was a good day Tom!
There you are, sir!
You've done a splendid job of building this one!
Definitely one of the better fagaroides I've seen. What size pot is it in?
It is in a pretty good sized pot...from memory, maybe 14 inches across???
G - can you give us a more accurate answer on that measure? The trunk is nice and thick, too. I think one of its best features is how its base is actually thicker than its trunk. I find many bursera (mine included) will actually narrow a bit at the base. This one, does not...
Wow, That's a great specimen!
Gosh that is a great plant. Even if you can't own it, it sounds like you have visitation rights.
That is such a beautiful plant thank you for sharing , I will never get to see anything like that in person, so it is a real treat to see every ones pictures.
Tom your Bursera bonsai that you shared in the 'B's is just fantastic, you have a great plant that is just perfect in my eyes, great job growing and training it!
I wish I could ever get any branches on my old dinosaur, it just sits there.
Hey G! That is not the only one that I love with there, you know that.
Good to see you and I will be around there very soon. Love that plant!
Hello everyone else!
Ooops! Tom, have you even seen that Natal Plum coming through that volcanic rock?
Now , that I would buy if it were for sale.
I don't think I have seen that bonsai...but I think everything is probably for sale...for the right price ;-).
I hope my baby Bursera gets that beautiful someday. Tom with your skills surely you could create a bonsai that good.
Glass House Works sells these...... I just added this to my list of plants I want.
The pot is about 16 inches.
I think that that tree needs a place to put its roots, a new Caudex pot to do it justice.