My Bonsai Landscape Challenge, Part 4A, The Bonsai Zone, Feb 2023
I’m planting the trees in my “bonsai landscape challenge”. This is a water-land penjing with my Chinese marble pot. I have split today’s video in two parts, 4A and 4B.
I have been challenged by Gail of the YouTube channel “GG Evergreen Bonsai” to create a bonsai landscape!
This is a fun challenge and I have finally decided on a plan after 4 weeks of thinking!!
Check out the original challenge video here….
Check out Gail’s channel “GG Evergreen Bonsai” here….
To see previous videos of the Ming Aralia (Polyscias fruticosa), click on the playlist here…
Please feel free to join in on the challenge, be sure to tag your video with…
It's all coming together Nigel! so far so good!
Well is this allso kinda the 50$ bonsai Challenge one year update and part 2 the 50$ soil pot stand update
Try resin to make water looking view
you can drill holes with a diamond drill to avoid too much water staying in 😉
Looking amazing. I use Bonsai Supply soil all the time.
The scale of the trees clashes with the Land Rover. Not sure.
"Akadama-ding-dong" 🤣 🤣
Love how this came together, great series Nigel! THANKS!
Those are two different varieties of ming aralias. The second one will always have large leaves
How will they grow without drainage holes?
Do you style your hair in a Bonsai type of style?
You just keep on delivering top quality. I don't know why i am so surprised 🙂
Wow! That looks great! I have been fascinated with Ming since you did the $50 challenge LOL I had only seen ones that look like your cutting previous to that. A third cutting in the back would make an odd number, but I think it would change the scale of the rocks and they would looks smaller. The land Rover is definitely stuck. I hope you have CAA, the bill to get that towed out is going to be astronomical…
Tree is looking to big
I like the Aralias, but I have to agree with some of the people here on that the main tree looks a bit too big now. Maybe you can develop it at some point by trimming so that it doesn't look quite as big as it does now. The trunk in itself is good and looks like a mature tree. A cutting would look too young and without enough character. An interesting project!
Would it not have been a viable option to cut a drainage hole?
Oh waow! that looks so darn cool! The arrangement of rocks reminds me of a beach that I use to go to every summer when I was younger. It's a a place called gweedore here in Ireland. I've never seen a tropical beach type landscape planting before. Great job Nigel!
Nigel absolutely worth the wait. Thank you
An excellent looking landscape. Really Cool!!!
I love the way you create the scene in all its stages, But I fear that the great tree has so dominated the landscape that it obscures the rocky bay. But it's still a contemplative scene for sure, always thankful for the beauty Nigel offers🙏
Looks fantastic with the ming aralias, can't wait for 4B!!
As you mentionned the scale rised up a bit. It would look good with your new blue pickup instead of the small land rover
Very nice landscape. I really like the stones arrengment. However, in my opinion, the trees too big. To be a realistic representation of Kubu island, the trees should be at least twice shorter. PA would be perfect, but I understand why you do not want to spoil your nice PA forest.
I would keep only one, smaller tree. That bigger tree is too much. It overshadows the landscape (which should be quite minimal and deserted). Proportions between pot, rocks and tree(s) are off.
Love the Akadama Shama Lama Ding Dong reference you casually tossed in! Had to hear that again – too funny! So enjoyed this video, Nigel. Great work, thank you.
OMG OMG JUST EPIC😍
Excellent choice of trees for that landscape 👌
Just a beautiful landscape creation, you really have an eye for that! However.. To be honest the trees are ruining the complete project, totally out of scale in my opinion 🙁 the whole landsape looks more like an unimportant sideshow now. they are looking like aliens teleported a giant 50m rainforest tree into the desert. The stone formation looks tiny besides it, one leaf is bigger than a whole rock.. I would choose waaay smaller trees. Isn't the overall landscape with trees blending in the most important factor in penjing?
What an amazing landscape… it really is a challenge! 👍🐦💙
Really cool Nigel!
Hello Nigel, everyone!