Todays day was reserved for the styling of a yew. This yew is one of those which I dug up on a gas station and is therefor an urban yamadori. I have it for almost two years, since spring 2009. It grew lots of new foilage this spring and so I decided to style it this year.
This is how I got it in spring 2009.
The shari just above the nebari is just amazing. It is difficult to find something like this even on yamadori from the mountains. It gives an aditional feel of age.
This spring I turned all unnecessary branches into jins.
So, today my first task was to pluck all old needles for easier wiring.
After that I started working on the deadwood.
And at the very end the wiring and styling needed to be done. In spring I will pot it into its first bonsai pot.
I ended a plesent bonsai day with coffie and a nice conversation at the place of the president of our club, Tomaz Kovsca.
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