Bonsai Willow Tree

Last November, I cut a twig from a willow tree near my house, put it into water and waited for the roots to grow. They did after a while and so I planted it and from time to time cut it to make it into a nice bonsai. I wouldn’t call it a proper bonsai tree yet, but I like how it has turned out so far.

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Bonsai Willow Tree

I think willow trees are a good way to start into bonsai. They grow quickly and they are easy to maintain. (My five year old avocado tree died, by the way and my bought olive tree might be dead, too.)

This is the only tree I haven’t grown from seeds.

Here’s a video of it with a 360° view:

Time-Lapse Video of Stone Pine Pinus Pinea

I stopped the time-lapse project today, because the seedling was growing too tall and anyway, there was only waving about since the last couple of days. See for yourselves:

This time, I left the light on during the night (except for the first night). So, whenever you see a yellowish light, that’s night. There’s almost a complete day missing, because…now, let me think…it stopped recording and I hadn’t set my calender or something.

I used the Raspberry Pi Camera and the raspistill function again. One picture every 20 minutes this time.

Timelapse of Lemon Tree Seedlings

Video

After about four weeks of taking a picture every hour, I’ve compiled a timelapse video of some of my lemon tree seedlings.

There were eight seeds in the pot and I’m happy to announce that all of them have germinated. The last one only today, when stopped taking the pictures, so it isn’t visible in the video.

I will repot some of them (the taller ones) tomorrow.

The pictures where taken with the Raspberry Pi and RPi Camera Module. The code used was

raspistill -o lemon%04d.jpg -tl 360000 -t 2419200000 -w 1280 -h 720 -ISO 200

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The “-t” value might have been a bit different. I used VirtualDub to render it as a video and Magix to edit the video.

Timelapse Video of Pomegranate Seedlings Growing

Video

Over the past 12 days, I had one photograph per hour of my pomegranate seedlings/ germlings. The quality is not that great, because it has been two quite dark weeks with hardly any sun, but see for yourselves:

Punica granatum nana from TimeLapsus on Vimeo.
The first two pots contain the pomegranates, the one in the back is myrtle. Six out of 31 seeds have germinated. I do hope that I can get at least three to become saplings.
I have just felled the three in the front pot and hope they will survive that. Their roots went down to the bottom of the pot and I might have hurt them.