Monday, January 16, 2012

hawthorn #1

European hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna

1 comment:

ray said...

I'm trying to make some bonsai from Crataegus monogyna also.
It's a common hedge plant here in the west of Ireland, and also occurs as a single windswept or rounded specimen in fields (known then as a fairy bush). As a fairy bush it often has exposed roots due to cattle sheltering under them.
I find it very inclined to shoot strongly and make straight strong shoots which are brittle and difficult for me to shape/wire.
But it's clear you've tied down the shoots to make them horizontal...
I can learn so much by simply looking at your pictures..