Since the Heisei Era brought its end as of April 30th, we celebrated its ending by planting three species of cherry trees and some orchids.
First of all, we would like to introduce the Someiyoshino. Someiyoshinos are known to be hard to plant due to its rapid growth. We can see hope within the future for the young tree.
Second, we have the Yoko. We had a discount when we purchased the plant because some blossoms withering. There were only few that survived.
Last but not least, the Kikushidare. There were many buds that seemed to be ready to bloom this year.
The trio sure has some potential, doesn’t it?
We changed pots to bigger ones concerning Yoko and Kikushidare, and from a sack concerning Someiyoshino.
Here are the three resin pots…
and three ceramic pots a size bigger, and very heavier.
This fancy pot is said to be made in Italy.
The first step is to set the pots to a designated area.
Once the setting is complete, we place a net.
We then pour planting stones.
After that, we fit in the resin pot into the ceramic one. It is easier to plant with two pots overlapping.
Then we place a net again…
and pour the stones in.
Now, our next step is to spread the blue sheet…
and mix the dirt up.
We then pour the dirt in the pot…
and decide which tree goes in which pot.
We decided to place the Kikushidare in the middle because the stem was bent.
By the way, Amo-san came to see the young cherries from his walk.
The trees had to be straightened properly because the stems were too thin.
The Kikushidare was the first to proudly bloom as of late April!
Even though the north side of our company is shady, the Someiyoshino and the Yoko never gave up.
We will keep you informed if there are any changes to the cherry trees.
We sometimes receive orchids as presents when something happy happens. This year, we received eleven bouquets and all eleven of them were lovely!
Usually, we decorate the orchids inside the office, but we thought it was wonderful to take a photo at the rooftop on a sunny, windless day.
Can you see Amo-san?
This will be our final article of Heisei, but don’t worry! We will keep you posted on new articles!