Monday, December 31, 2007

Best wishes for 2008

To all those who have found this blog in 2007.

Friday, December 28, 2007

winter pictures - part 19

Japanese maple
Japanese maple
Maidenhair oak
European hackberry

Thursday, December 20, 2007

back from Israel

See everyting in the travelogues blog.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

off to Israel

Tomorow morning I will leave for Tel Aviv, Israel. I will report in a week with many pictures. Promised.

WP at the wall of walls in December 2005. Hard to believe, but true.

Friday, December 7, 2007

boxwood orgy

All these are Korean boxwood, Buxus microphylla Saunder's Dwarf, one is Kingsville variety. They are all beween 10 and 20 cm high, all shohin. These were selected from several hundred by myself last year. They are exactly one year in training. All in the naturalistic style. One typical feature of this style are the double fronts on all trees.

history of European Beech nr. 1

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winter pictures - part 18

European oak, two Chinese elms and one hawthorn.

winter pictures - part 17

all Euroopean beeches and one Japanese beech.

Monday, December 3, 2007

winter pictures - part 16

European beech, Fagus sylvatica, collected in Germany, about 50 years old, training pot, 65 vm high

Resurrection of an elm group

Maria brought this Chinese elm group to me and wondered what to do with it. First we decided abut a much better pot. Then I spent a couple of hours cutting back severely, cleaning, working on the nebari, potting. Now the group looks very raw. This is the price one has to pay if a bonsai was negelected over more than ten years. But it will come back. The virtual shows the future outline of the crown.