Walter Pall's main blog about bonsai and his work with trees from day to day. Lots of good pictures of good trees and lots of valuable information about bonsai.
This, like so many of your material(s) lately , is a bush, not a bonsai. However you're trying to convince us that this will someday ba a quality bonsai - it won't. Not in this milenium. Please stop buying Croatian stuff and convincing us that it's quality. It isn't. It's bushes. That's all. Period.
dear anonymous,this post say much more about you than about the tree. You obviously have not noticed that there is a world wide movement away from the sterotype bonsai look towards a tree look. This is a tree that absolurely does not want to look like a modern plastic bonsai. It is clear that you hate it. It's your right to have a certain taste. To asusme that this is the one and only taste is hybris.
Some of the most prevelet names in modern Bonsai have credited Walter for his work and innovation with deciduous trees. For example Ryan Niel who credited Walter for his learnings and approach to deciduous trees, stating that it is what Walter doesn't do, as appose to what he does do that is the true genius behind his approach. But then again that probably means nothing to you since you probably don't know who Ryan Niel is judging by you lack of awareness of the naturalistic styling of modern Bonsai. Some people never move past the juniper Bonsai with glued in gravel sold at big box stores and mall kiosks during Christmas time, but that is ok. There's a level of Bonsai for everyone which is the true beauty of the hobby/art form.
Providing critique without putting your work up for the same is cowardly and of low artistic character. I also find lack of imagination and understanding of varying tastes in your statement(as Walter pointed out). What are you working with? Where did you acquire your learning and tastes? And lastly are you aware that in many of the most popping yamadori markets outside of Japan this type of material is selling for large sums?
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