These are my Bonsai trees, or more specifically, Mame. Mame is the word for really small Bonsai trees. I could pretty easily hold all three of these on the palm of my hand. The tallest tree measures 7" including pot. The tall one is a Myrtle, and the short one is Serissa. Both will bloom eventually if I quit picking at them. The middle one is a companion planting of a dwarf Japanese grass. Eventually, I would like to move the grass to the back and have another small companion plant in the group, but I haven't decided what yet.
I have learned a lot about Bonsai in the past year. But I also made the decision early on that while I would be studying a Japanese art form, I would not hold myself too strictly to a Japanese style. On one hand, I want my trees to be accepted as Bonsai, and on the other hand I really don't care. I still struggle with the balance. This planting is made to remind me of the deciduous forests I grew up with in the Midwest.
I just spent the afternoon repotting these. In Bonsai, pot selection is very important, and there are rules regarding what shape and color the pots should be. Pot selection is also interpretational. It's hard! I have had the second tree for a year now, I think. I have trained it a lot in that time. I worked really hard placing moss, rocks and plants to make them look natural.
I hope you like them.