I have been interested in Bonsai for about 10 years. I have read several books but have never taken the time to set up any formal Bonsai.
I did manage to keep an Elm tree alive in a 2 gallon pot for about 4-5 years; I transplanted a volunteer in a large pot and forgot about it. When I moved (3 years ago), I transplanted the Elm into a large container built into my deck. I was wondering what I should do about trimming the roots and shaping the tree additionally.
The shape it currently has is a result of hard pruning twice a year. The location on my deck will allow the tree to be 4 ft. +/-
Is it fair to say that this tree will not be considered a true bonsai, as it will sit in a large container?
Now that my children are getting a bit older, I should have some time I can devote to propagating some true bonsai.
I live in Indiana, a very well shaded lot.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Indianapolis Bonsai Club. Meets on first Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. Meetings are held at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 2450 Shelby St., Indianapolis, IN. President Mark Fields