Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mugo pine #46 part 2

The result of the first styling is quite promising. This will definitely go into my collection. Now we will leave this tree alone for two years, water and feed aggressively with full sun. Then it should have developed a much denser crown. The thick branches will then be bent and the tree left alone for a year. In summer of 2014 we might be able to bend the thick branches even more and to wire all small branches. Then the tree will be left alone until summer of 2016. Then some detailed finishing will take place. In spring of 2017 it will go into a bonsai pot, hopefully the final one. It will then not be repotted for at least twenty years !! In 2021 it might be ready for the first exhibit.

Mugo pine #46 part 1

Mugo pine, Pinus mugo, collected in 2009 in the alps, 75 cm high, base 30 cm diameter (one foot), probably way over 100 years old, training pot.
Under my close guidance Walter showed what he has learned concerning working with deadwood. Teh outcome is quite promising. Good job, Walter!

New Japanese maple

Japanese maple, Acer palmatum, around 40 years old, 105 cm high, pot Japan. This was imported from Japan into Germany in 2001. In 2004 it was exhibited in Dusseldorf in front of a huge painting by Udo Claassen. After that it was shown at numerous national and international exhibits. Yesterday this tree found it's way into my garden. I edited the nebari and the crown slightly. Then I selected a new pot. The old one absolutely has to go back next spring. The new pot is slightly longer and darker. It will show a great contrast next spring with the bright red new growth and in fall. I will report.