Monday, October 31, 2011

maple and beech again

more progress with yew #2

Some more progress with the yew.
The front has changed slightly again. The ugly wires around the foliage are, of course, only there to make work on deadwoode easier. The wire will go off completely soon. I do NOT plan to wire this year. The earliest time to wire will be around April/May next year if the tree looks happy then.
Also repotting will have to wait for spring next year although I would not touch the root ball anyway. Tomorrow more carving.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

virtuals for European yew #2

The yew is featured in parallel to this blog in the German Fachforum ( So far I have got these illustrations as visions. Thank you all. I will do my best to reach your dreams.

Trident maple #1

Trident maple, Acer burgerianum

Japanese beech #2

Japanese beech, Fagus crenata

big rock for bonsai

dark lime stone, original, absolutely no marks of work, collected in southeast Europe, great for a large cascade or semi-cascade, lots of large holes for many roots. Excellent bonsai stone. heavy, about 30 kg.should be cut slightly to stand upright firmly. Not a big deal.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Back from Johann Kastner

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Monday, October 24, 2011

European yew #2 third part

The fun continues. This is only the beginning. We are not even half way through yet.

Japanese maple #13

Japanese maple, Acer palmatum

Sunday, October 23, 2011

winter can come

Today we put everything on the ground or into the greenhouse. Thank you Boris and Walter for helping me.
Winter can come now.

Field elm

Field elm, Ulmus campestre

Saturday, October 22, 2011

trident maple and beech

Trident maple, Acer burgerianum
Japanese beech, Fagus crenata

European yew #2 second part

Today I started to work on the yes.
While I made small adjustments on every image shown to many it is just not clear what happens. They only see a tremendous difference between the first and the last image. Try to find the subtle changes for yourself.