Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Carpinus betulus yamadori

This Carpinus betulus is one of the first trees I collected in nature. The tree is developing nice and below is the current image of the tree. The next pot will most probably be more in a direction of wider oval pot.

Carpinus betulus - six years in development

Carpinus betulus in 2010 after being collected

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Workshop with Enrico Savini

Last weekend we went to Italy to participate at a two day workshop with Enrico Savini. As always we had a great time, lots of fun and of course hard work on trees with intensive learning.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Crespi Bonsai

Last week we made as small trip to Italy where we had a workshop with Enrico Savini. While being in the "neighbourhood" we took the extra mile to visit Crespi Bonsai Centrum near Milano. 

It is an amazing place with a nice Japanese garden, huge sales area and a great bonsai museum where mr. Luigi Crespi is displaying his personal collection. 

Some trees available in the sales area

Nice Pine available in the sales area

A huge Ginko available in the sales area

Some additional trees available in the sales area

Stuning Juniper from the personal collection of mr. Crespi

Chamaecyparis from the personal collection of mr. Crespi

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Juniper progress 2009-2016

This juniper started his bonsai journey as a urban yamadori in 2009 and since then it is developing quite nicely.

Juniper - starting material in 2009

Juniper - 2016 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Prunus mahaleb progress 2014-2016

This Prunus mahaleb was collected in 2014. When I found it in nature the amazing hollow trunk and the nice deadwood immediately attracted me. Unfortunately the branch structure was not the best so I decided to develop it from point zero.

Prunus mahaleb - 2014 after collecting

Prunus mahaleb - 2015 after first styling

Prunus mahaleb - 2016

Prunus mahaleb progress 2014 - 2016