trident, Acer burgerianum
Japanese maple arakawa, Acer palmatum, shohin
trident, A. burgerianum, shohin
field maple, A. campestre
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This oriental hornbeam, Carpinus orientalis, is a monster. Drago and I could almost not carry it. Well, I understand that still a lot of original soil is in the rootball. When this is wet it is very heavy. Eventually this will be a large, but still reasonably sized bonsai. I look forward to tame the monster in the next ten years.
Posted by Walter Pall at 6:30 PM
This is a mighty oriental hornbeam, Carpinus orientalis. As you can see in comparison to Drago, who helped me carrying this monster, this is a big tree. In the end it will be a reasonably sized bonsai though. The potential of this one is enormous. I put high hopes on it. Well, it will take ten years or so.
Posted by Walter Pall at 6:26 PM
All these are new oriental hornbeams, Carpinus orientalis. They are all in the container for at least one vegetation period. All these trees are for sale or trade. Oriental hornbeam is one of the very best trees for bonsai in the world. They have these wonderful trunks, small, good looking leaves, good fall color, quite hardy, can freeze stiff in winter, very draught resistant, hard to kill. I love them. I have only discovered this species three years ago and now I have about 100 of them. But not any very good finished ones yet. Lots of hope though.
Posted by Walter Pall at 6:21 PM
Friday, October 23, 2009
This is my best hornbeam at this moment. In fall color it looks great. Unfortunately this only holds for a couple of days. It will not last until the Bavarian Bonsai Days in two weeks. The tree looks very good without foliage too. I might consider this one for the Noelander Trophy. We'll see.
Posted by Walter Pall at 3:41 PM