Saturday, April 27, 2013

Juniper restyling

Last year I repoted this Juniper in its first bonsai pot and a new perspective of design came up in my head. This year I restyled the tree and the main goal was to make the tree more dynamic, the crown less linear, more compact and hide the long uninteresting straight left first branch.

Juniper 2012-04 - After repoting and before the styling
Juniper 2013-04 - After the restyling

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Prunus Mahaleb next step

This Prunus Mahaleb was collected by myself and last year I styled it for the first time. This spring, if we can call it spring,  it was time to make the text step. 

I was working on the deadwood, branch structure and transplanted the tree in a new pot (not a final pot).

2011-03 - Prunus Mahaleb (Yamadori)
starting matetrial

2013-03 - Prunus Mahaleb (Yamadori)
after the second styling
The tree is developing quite fast. Of course the branches need a couple of additional years to develop and mature, I need to find the right pot, the apex has to be developed,.... but for now I’m happy with the progress. There is only one thing which is bothering me more and more and this is the inverse taper  issue in the lover part of the trunk. So this will be one of the areas where I  will look for solutions to solve this problem.

Result of the deadwood styling

Result of the deadwood styling

Result of the deadwood styling