Saturday, October 31, 2009

new cherry

This is a wild cherry, Prunus mahaleb. It has very good potential and will be worked on this coming spring. I am lucky that it found it's way into my garden.



5 comments:

Don McCarthy said...

This is fabulous --- the hollow branch is lovely

Ana said...

The tree is lucky too: it seems difficult enough.

Flowers on this old clump will be quite the treat for someone in 4 years or so...

Walter Pall said...

Ana,

I am afraid it will rather take ten years before this will be show worthy.

WP

Ana said...

True enough: I could not have guessed as much lest for your other examples [has this been posted before? Darn deja vu!]. At least the fate of the tree may become clearer half way. Someone with enough enthusiasm may find its first flowering quite an event too...

As is, it reminds me of any number of scrolls in praise of new growth on old cherry trunks. I couldn't know whether this instance of the cherry is also taken up by bonsai styling, but can imagine this tree having its portrait taken in this manner; an unexpectedly strong impression for whatever reason!

Ana said...

It wasn't the right prunus and it wasn't a classic signature - and I simply could not remember which piece the cherry seemd so close to. Untill I stumbled upon them again today:

Plums in a public work by Australian artist Xiao May:

http://xiaomay.com/?cat=8

[esp. the right leaf of the triptic]

There is some number of modernist red & black renderings of plums in modern chinese painting. I have not followed the field beyond collecting impressions - so canot name them.