Alana asked how the pine bonsai I planted last summer is doing. Well I must say I think it looked better last year, but it's not as sad looking as it was right after last winter.
When I dug it up from it's winter rest, I noticed something had snipped pieces from it. I don't know what had happened but I found the top of the pine cut off from it and the top was lying on the ground close to the bonsai. It was sad, nothing had eaten it, it was just cut off. Also few other branches had cut, but I could not see the pieces anywhere. So on spring the bonsai looked pretty pathetic.
When the weather got warmer the bonsai started to make new shoots and it has actually made quite many. Now the bonsai is doing OK, it's just not as leafy as it used to be. It could be better, but it will look excellent in few years, I'm sure of it. Bonsai growing requires patience and I hope I can learn that.
I did rewire the bonsai on early summer, but I did not change the soil. Sometimes birds or some other animals have dug some soil from the bonsai pot and I've had to replant the moss on top a few times, but the tree it self has not really minded about the digging.