Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Prunus #18

Wild plum, Prunus cerasifera, collected in Croatia in 2012 (!!!). pot by Walter Venne. Many people think that one finds a finished bonsai in the wilderness an plants it into a pot - and here we are with a naturalistic piece of art. Well, it isn't like this in real life. But once in a lifetime it happens. This tree was formed by cows. They did a great job, but I still feel the need to edit their wor. In a couple of years there will not be any really ugly guy wires and the tree will have hundreds of tiny white flowers in March. This shold be a killer tree for Noelanders Trophy eventually if I manage to ahve it flower in January. Just put it into a warm greenhouse in December. Or so I dream.

 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck with pushing back the flowering time to January. Just take care not to overdo it. Give the tree a break every so often.

bottasegreta said...

nice pot.

Andy said...

The problem is not to make it bloom in january, thats easy, but to keep it healthy and alive the next three months. There will be strong frost and snow in february and night frost is possible even in april.
Best regards, Andy