Tuesday, March 31, 2009

huge hornbeam forest

By now the forest is coming nicely. Alex and I carried this one from the greenhouse to the final outdoor place. It seems a four men tree, but it is not much of a problem for two mountain boys. It helps that the pot is of fiber glass and the substrate is baked loam and was kept dry on purpose for this event.

repotting of huge maple

Alex and I were looking forward to this day all winter.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Scots pine

This scots pine found it's way into my garden today.

See 'Visit to Marco Merschel' in my travelogues: Marco's place

Saturday, March 28, 2009

very sad moment

Last year I explained that the deshojo variety of Japanese maple does not grow old because they all have a fungus and eventually die from it. This used to be maybe the most famous red maple in the world. I have very little hope that new growth will come from the stumps. Don't ask questions and don't give advice! It was and is a hopeless case.

new pot for hawthorn

European hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna, collected in England in 2001.
New pot by Peter Krebs. Last image as of 2006. This is a nice transformation in only three years even for me.

final pot for prunus

This is my fat sloe. There are millions of sloes (black thorn, Puruns spinosa) all over Europe. But they are extremely difficult to collect. You collect ten and eleven die. And then you only get thin sticks normally. So this is a gem, an extreme rarity. It has about 100 flower buds. Let's see what it looks like in three weeks.
last image from 2002.
New pot by Josef Mairhofer.

new pot for linden

This amazes me even myself when I look at the old image. (used to say: This is amazing even fo me). The first image is as of 1992. Today the linden (Tilia platiphyllos) got a new pot by Bryan Albright. For years folks tried to talk me into selling this tree. No way!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

oak forest

European oak, Querus robur, from raft created by tanks on a military training ground. Third image from 1998.

maple and birch

Japanese maple in full spring glory.

Silver birch for sale under 'offers'

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Korean hornbeam

This Korean hornbeam, Carpinus koreana, is for sale or trade.

two maples in the making

The first one is a French maple (Acer monspessulanum).

The second is a field maple (Acer campestre) which I got from Brent Walsotn four years ago. The stump images are two yeras old.

Chinese elm and honeysuckle

This Chinese elm (Ulmus parvifolia) is quite famous. Four years ago for unknown reasons the upper branches almost died over winter. Only some thick parts were still alive. I almost discarded the tree. By now it is clear that it will shine again or maybe even more so. Give it another three years.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Chabasai available now in my garden

This is the European answer to akadama. And I think it is better. For one reason becasue it does not decompose. Then the structure is more natural, looking lke natural soil.
Anyway I now have bags 35 liter, 20 kilo available for sale or trade.

for information see this: chabasai info

Thursday, March 19, 2009

European hawthorn, new material

This is European hawthorn, Crateagus monogyna. It was collected in Germany four years ago. I got it last April. This year I cut out everything that will not be part of the design. Now I will let it grow freely for a season and cut back drastically again next spring.