Saturday, November 13, 2010

orriental hornbeam number 1 finally show ready

First image as of May 2007. There are a couple of videos about the demo in Kastela, Croatia floating around the net. They are extremely popular. Tens of thousands of folks have looked at them. many have written that they think the result was just terrible. Many more have thought so and not bothered to write. During my demonstration I spoke at length about the phenomenon that deciduous trees usually look terrible after a demo, but the key is whether the future is set well.  I think the majority even of so called bonsai connoisseurs did not see the potential. Now, only three and a half yeas later the tree is show ready for the fist time. It is not something extremely exiting, but proves that what was done during the demonstration was good. Well,the overwhelming majority of those who saw the video will never see what became of it finally. But those who read this can appreciate what can be done with oriental hornbeams, the greatest discovery as bonsai material in the past ten years.

6 comments:

Bollesz said...

I saw the demonstration from this tree in youtube in this week.

You said: I make an ugly tree. :))

I was curious to watch it now.
Now I know. Beautiful..

Jerry said...

It's a great tree now - it was great material too.

Did it grow in the way you expected - was it like Betulus?

Pawel said...

Hi Walter,
did you make repotting in November?

Walter Pall said...

Pawel, certainly not. This was repotted last year in spring.

Ravi Kiran said...

Seeing the unseen by peeking into the future is what sets apart a master from a crowd of enthusiasts.

Walter you are a true master....

Ravi

A.Polanco said...

Your right Walter! You did what was needed,even if it looked like you had ruined the tree,knowing that the end result would be this beautiful..congrats! I love your philosophy. Are you ever gonna write a book? Your one of my favorites!!
take care!!