Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Oriental hornbeam coming nicely

This is the famous oriental hornbeam, Carpinus orientalis from youtube. Tens of thousands have seen the videos. Many have remarked that they thought what I did was terrible. Most have thought so but have not bothered to write about it. Now one can see the result after only two years. But those who see youtube never see this. It is too bad that such demonstrations are wasted on the ignorant masses. One can say anything, they don't hear it. They just see an ugly result. That this ugly ducking will be a nice swan only two years later escapes them. The purpose of the demo was to show how this is done professionally. Well, they think it is terrible because the first result is terrible. They just don't get it. So far to the value of bonsai demonstrations.
The original wire is still on the tree. They are slow growers.