Sunday, February 4, 2007

big maple

Japanese maple, Acer palmatum, 90 cm high, around 100 years
 old, pot by Derek Aspinall

I noticed today that it will look better when repotted about one and
a half hours counter clockwise

1) as of today
2) view one and a half hours counter clockwise
3) virtual -  looks  slightly better to me


Anonymous said...


I agree with the rotation. The right side of the nebari is improved. The gap in the upper left is no longer present. Lastly, the almost perfect curvature of the outline is now pleasantly asymmetrical. I love this World Class tree!


Christine said...

I also like the new angle for the same reasons


200xth said...

In case you want to see any updates on the tree(s) above since this blog entry, here are the links to each tree(s):

1) Japanese Maple #1

On a personal note, this is my favorite bonsai tree in the entire world. This is the tree that made me truly realize bonsai could be about making trees look like miniature versions of real trees. I know a lot of people seem to prefer the pines and such, but I love the maples/oaks/etc and this one is just amazing.