|Literati from seedling|
This year Mike passed out two Scotch pine seedlings to each member and issued a challenge. Members are to work with the seedlings and over the next few/ five seasons develop a literati bonsai.
At this point each member should have taken home their seedlings, potted them, get them healthy and made growing, and perhaps make some preliminary cuts or wiring to get it on its way.
Developing a pine bonsai is a rewarding project. Typically, it will take about five years to start looking presentable. We will check in with how they are doing at one of our monthly meeting each year. We'll also learn more together, and in the end members will have developed their own cool literati. Imagine having a table of member-created literati pines at one of our future club exhibits. How cool would that be????
Check out what Ken did with the left over scraggly one Mike gave him at the April meeting.