OK, I got my nerve up this morning, bright and early before it had time to get hot outside...and went to the tires and pulled out the big overgrown portulacaria afra to bonsai. Here it is in the tires.
Voila...it's out and about to be placed in a pot.
First I had to cut the roots, or so says my new bonsai book! SOOO...I did.
OK...in a pot, and I had to place big rocks around it to help support it until it got trimmed. I also had to use this Pothos to help me also, since no one else was around to.
I started cutting, following the guide in my book, while trying to maintain a balanced look. It is cut now to a beginning state, where it can start to branch a bit, and I can continue cutting to make a bushier tree. This should be fun!
Here is the pile of plant cuttings which I took back out and re-stuck into my tires...hey...free material for future bonsais!!
Here is the finished product, for now!
And a turtle added, for good luck!