The days are getting noticeably shorter and nights just starting to get cooler here at Shibui Bonsai. Some of the trees are responding with autumn colour. My trident maple groups were first to show colour, closely followed by a triple trunk English elm. This week more tridents are showing a bit more autumn colour and a zelkova has a hint of yellow and brown in the outer leaves.
So far this autumn we have had plenty of warm sunny days so with a few more cool nights the autumn colour display should be pretty good.
In contrast to the deciduous trees most of my native trainers are still growing rapidly though I have held off trimming most to allow them to store strength and to put on additional bulk before deciding what to cut.