Monday, April 30, 2007

new pot for the hawthorn cascade?

Collected hawthorns are extremely touchy if one disturbs the roots. After collecting often 80 % to even 100 % die. An established tree like this can also die when you repot it. It can also stop growing for a full season, without leaves and then come back the next year. Or not! Anyway, this is what I can see doing next spring.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

two lilacs

April 28, 2007


1) apple tree, two good fronts
2) red hawthorn
3) European hornbeam, Carpinus betulus, 65 cm
4) Maidenhair oak, Qerucus pubescens, 75 cm
5) other side, just as good
6) Hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna, 55 cm

Friday, April 27, 2007


European oak, Quercus robur, 60 cm, p. Derek Aspinall

more spring pictures

1) crab apple, 65 cm, p. Derek Aspinall
2) red Hawthorn, 50 cm, p. Josef mairhofer
3) linden, 55 cm, p. Derek Aspinall
4) hilliari elm, 55 cm
5) other side
6) European ash, Fraxinus exceslisor, 50 cm
7) other side
8) horse chestnut, 60 cm, p. Derek Aspinall

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

a very unusual spruce - part 4

1) spring 2005
2) today
3) today with the wire retouched

Picea abies, European spruce, 40 cm, pot by Derek Aspinall

a very unusual spruce - part 3

in 2004

a very unusual spruce - part 2

in 2003

a very unusual spruce - part 1

This one I collected in 2001 with Drago. Here Drago getting it off the cliff.

a dwarf ash

This is not much as a bonsai yet, but it is extemely rare. It is an ash with extremely short foliage. This tree is only 45 cm hihg. I got this as cutting 15 years ago. Maybe a Fraxinus ornus variety.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The super high hornbeam - part 4

Now we are in April 2007 at the yearly tree slaughter festival.

1) Alex
2) Petra
3) and 4) WP editing some branches
5) Monika and Petra work and Andi watches. Well, he has to learn a lot.
6) finished for now. Mathias, are you looking? 'This is NEVER EVER going to be a beautiful bonsai!'

The super high hornbeam - part 3

Still April 2004

The super high hornbeam - part 2

At that time David just appeard as assistat. This was the first test. He passsed. But he had a limp all week long.
As you can see we had to use a heavy duty come-along to pull the beast out.