Monday, April 29, 2013

European Black Pine #14 part two

Today was the big day. Patrick helped me to get this tree into what probably will be the final pot in a good position. I always knew that this tree had exceptional potential and a very good impressive nebari. Today we dug up an even better nebari. For this species it is rather impressive, way beyond my earlier imagination.
It will now take another four to five years to get the crown into a stage where the tree is showable. I look forward.


European Black Pine #14 part one

European black pine, Pinus nigra Saustriaca, collected in Austria in 2005. First images as of 2010 when  I got this gem.
Walter and Patrick helped me to tame this beast.


Saturday, April 27, 2013

new pot for Japanese white pine

Japanese white pine, Pinus pentaphylla, new pot by Isabelia

Prunus #10

Prunus mahaleb, wild cherry, pot by John Pitt


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Japanese maple

Japanese maple, Acer palmatum, pot by Peter Krebs



linden, Tilia platiphyllos, pot by Brian Albright


Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Forsythia. This tree is for sale or trade.

Japanese maples

Japanese maples, Acer palmatum

Japanese beech

Japanese beech, Fagus crenata, pot by John Pitt

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Congratulations to the master thief

While I was struggling for my life some most intelligent individual took the opportunity to take a Japanese maple from my greenhouse. Around March 10 to 13, when I had major heart surgery with complications someone must have known from the bonsai forums that I was not home. He, perfectly correctly, forsaw that I would not bother to have any safety measures installed in winter. He knew exactly what he wanted from my blog, where I showed that tree in December/January. He went through obstacles, creeped into a small alley in the green house and got exactly his tree. Congratulations, it will be hard to find a much better one of that favorite size of his (35 to 45 cm). This fits exactly into the past pattern: very Japanese looking trees which actually come from Japan, and which look just like coming out of a picture book for bonsai. I am happy to say that I don't have many more of those.

What must such a person think? What must he feel? Probably proud to be so smart.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Back home again

This morning I came home again. In the afternoon three friends helped me to empty my greenhouse. In a few weeks I will be like before.