That is funny because I have ticked a few of those checkboxes recently
In the last week-or-so, I have bought a dwarf pomegranate and a dwarf barberry.
A Prunus incisa ‘kojo-no-mai’ I have kept for years in its nursery container is reaching the desired thickness, so it will get repotted, chopped and trained next season.
This summer, I have also bought a decent-ish Malus ‘Evereste’ and last weekend I added a Malus x moerlandsii ‘Profusion’ to the stash. The fruits on the ‘Profusion’ are barely larger than hawthorn fruits, so it should make a very convincing shohin at some point. We’ll see where I take those after the repot next spring.
I have bought a Picea pungens ‘Super blue’ last month, but I couldn’t find a black pine so I bought a few more mugo pines to get more work on single push short needle pines. There’s a hundred-or-so Pinus thunbergii seeds in the drawer of my desk, so I’ll have some multi-flush pines to work on at some point.
I have almost bought a large Pinus nigra and a large Pinus uncinata, but ‘decided’ not to (well they wouldn’t have fit in the car). I will most probably buy a Pinus sylvestris yamadori in March, that will be worked on during a workshop.
I’m with Amit here… way more junipers As I was cleaning a juniper trunk before wrapping and bending it, I have made one tray of cuttings last Sunday… just in case. A friend will also bring me some of his rooted Kishu cuttings next May.
There are a few hawthorns, some spindle trees and a field elm that will get dug up just before bud break next spring.
On the wish list for next spring: bonsai benches in the garden. I would also definitely benefit from a greenhouse at some point.
I’ve also been looking at very large rainwater collectors today and did some back of the napkin calculations… I could store a 13K gallons bladder rainwater tank in the unused space below the terrace (the terrace itself is a concrete slab on top of an old masonry barn). That would give me as close to full water independence as is possible, I’d only use the tap for drinking/cooking water.
EDIT: and I forgot… an Azalea nakaharae also magically appeared. It’s still a bit complicated to get real satsuki at reasonable prices over here.