Yesterday I styled this little mugo which I dug up in 2009. Normally I don't style yamadori that soon after collecting, but this one was showing very good helth signs - long needles. That's why I decided for the work on it.
Just a change of pots and we are on the finish line.
I seped anotger Saturday in bonsai colors. In the morning I went to my friend Janez where we descussed a lot and worked on our trees. And in the afternoon I made another trip for collecting yamadori. It was a quite productive day.
This pinus mugo, which I styled last year - http://nikart-slo.blogspot.com/2010/09/jamadori-rusevje.html -got it's first bonsai pot today. Actually I wanted to wait with the repotting 'till next year, but the wooden box started to decay and fall apart. But I removed almost no roots and old mountain soul - that comes next year. Also the pot isn't final yet. It's a bit too big and the shape still isn't right. But overall I'm happy with the progress the pine is making.
After arriving back home I worked on one of my first yamadori - a larix which I got in 2007.
This larch realy has great movement. When it's finished it will surelly be one of the best of his kind in it's size class. For now only this little. I'll write the whole story when the tree is finished.
The larch, which I have since 2007 already got it's final pot. Luckily the roots allowed the repotting into such a small container. But in this position the styling next year will be much easier - can't wait, btw. The position in the pot isn't perfect yet, but I will correct it in two or three years. This will become a lovelly semi-cascade.
In the past days it has gotten warm enough, so I could already be working on my trees. But unfortunatlly it's mostly raining cats and dogs these days. So I try to use every rainless moment to be doing bonsai work. There is too much to be done. Luckily I enjoy in the work.
Yesterday Igor - a bonsai friend from Austria - sent me an e-mail and told me that he and his friend are just in Slovenia and he wandered if they could stop by at my place. And so they did. The first reaction by entering my garden was: WAW! And in the end: I really did not imagined that you have such a good collection, compliments to you! Thanks for the visit again, guys. See 'ya.
As the second one I repotted this yew - urban yamadori. When I found it's nebari all my plans I made for it became useless and at the same time I made some new ones. I planted the yew in it's new position in this temporary pot and rearanged the crown a bit. But now I will have to work on the upper shari again and add the taxus some tapper.