KINGSVILLE BOXWOOD REPOT

Have you ever held a mighty oak in the palm of your hand?  Me either, but I think about it whenever I am working on this tree.  I am trying to style it like a Southern live oak, I think it kinda looks like one, or maybe, it looks more like a Dr. Suess tree, you know, the ones from his books.

It was time for a repot so I thought I would show the process it a post.  Here is what I started with:

Before the Work

Plenty of roots.  There are usually more, but I repotted a little sooner that I usually do, trying to get things on a schedule instead of doing it when it is a "do or die" situation.  Kingsville Boxwood grow real slow up top, but it makes it up on the bottom, too bad it is hidden from view below the soil.

Roots

Roots

So, I cleaned up the trunk, it had a lot of algae and black mildew on it.  Then trimmed the roots and a little of the canopy.  Here it is, an oak in the palm of my hand, well sorta:

Trimmed Up

I put it back in the same pot, I really like it.  Favorite Minion bought this for me, it is made by a local potter out of local clay, sourced right here in Mobile County.

Ready for Another Season


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