How to prune and reshape an overgrown bonsai tree
I started a bonsai for Micky about twelve years ago by cutting up a dwarf procumbens juniper and potting it in a clay saucer. I think the last time I pruned it was about five years ago. It was one of those things I kept meaning to get around to and didn’t. So, the other day, armed with my pruning shears, a pair of scissors, and a cup of Micky’s good coffee, I tackled the job. Here’s what the plant looked like:
The first step is to look inside and see what the trunk looks like. I was pleased to see that the lower portion of this trunk was covered with moss. I looked for unwanted growth and dead stuff. I found it, too.
The only tools I needed were a pair of pruning shears for the woody parts and…
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