Tuesday, December 30, 2008

hornbeam doing fine

This Europeaan hornbeam, Carpinus betulus, is show ready by now. It took more than ten years to get here. Second image of 1995.


4 comments:

achim said...

and it was worth it...;)
one of my favourite trees of yours.

have a good 2009

achim

Shaukat Islam said...

Walter,

Good development since 1995! The small branchlets at the bottom gives very nice balance to the overall composition.

For hornbeams, I think the deciduous effect will look better than with the leaves on. What are your thoughts?

Regards,

Shaukat

Walter Pall said...

Shaukat,

most of my deciduous trees look better in winter silhouette. I design them for this. But it creates a problem for exhibits. 99 % of all exhibits in Europe are during the growing season. So my better deciduous trees are not shown then. This means that most heve never been shown. Well bonsai is not all about exhibitng trees. It is about enjoying them yourself.

Walter

Shaukat Islam said...

Walter,

It's a pity that you could not exhibit your deciduous trees in its prime.

But rightly said...bonsai is about enjoying yourself.

Regards,

Shaukat