Thursday, April 30, 2009

in Harrisburg, PA already

After more than 16 hours on the road and in the air I am in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA already. Here at Nature's Way Nursery I will be very busy. About 60new trees are here and during the next days we will go through them in several workhsops and demos. This will be educational and fun for everyone, including me. Jim Doyle sells the trees, of course, but one does not have to purchase them. Just working with them is already a great experience.
At my gallery in OFFERS and there in American pines and American junipers one can see msot of the trees we are talking about here.

Next week on Thursday I will start to report about this.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

European and Japanese hawthorn

European hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna
Japanese hawthorn, Crataegus cuneata


European linden, Tilia platiphyllos

Chinese elm, beech and hornbeam

Chinese elm corkbark, Ulmus parvifolia 'seijou'
Japanese beech, Fagus crenata
European hornbeam, Carpinus betulus

two oaks

Both European oak, Quercus robur

ash and horse chestnut

European ash, Fraxinus excelsior
horse chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum

two maples again

French maple, Acer monspessulanum
Japanese maple, Acer palmatum

Monday, April 27, 2009

hawthorn ready to bloom fully.

European hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna. This one will be in full bloom in two days.

new Sctos pines

These are two Scots pines, Pinus sylvestris. They are very old and I like the movement and character of the trunks very much. These will become great bonsai. But at the moment they seem too weak to me to start working on them. They will have to gain health within the next three years. How? Water agressively at least once EVERY day, feeed aggressively every ten days with lots of nitrogene. Place in full sun.

some stuff for sale or trade

Two very nice Scots pines which will become literati trees, one Austrian black pine and one European beech. All are for sael or trade. But only for folks who come and get them here. No shipping!

cherry number 2 from Wolfgang Kaeflein

This is also a wild cherry, Prunus mahaleb. It is enormous. The trunk diameter is about 40 cm. It is almost impossible to carry it without help. I will leave the tree alone for at least one year now.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

cherry number 1 from Wolfgang Kaeflein

Today I came back for a very successful seminar at Wolfgang Kaeflien's place.
See here: travelogues

As always I could not resist and brought back with me a couple of trees. Here is cherry number 1, a huge Prunus mahleb. I will now leave the tree alone and in spring of 2010 I will start stlying.

About 50 new great trees in Harrisburg!!

Good news for all those who are thinking of coming to Nature's Way Nursery in the next weeks. On Thursday there will be about 50 NEW additional trees there. If you are seriously interested go to my gallery and to 'offers' there and click onto 'American Junipers' and 'American Pines'. There are quite a few killer trees there. But Jim Doyle will also have a few dozen affordable collected trees. So one can expect trees in the pr8ice range of 100, 150 200, 250, 300 and then , of course up to astronomical prices.
I hope to meet some folks in Harrisburg in the next ten days.

Friday, April 24, 2009

here is the super shot

dancing spruce with new pot

This is spruce number 41. In August of 2006 it did not look like this should become part of my collection. Well, today it got a new pot and I am wondering.