Monday, February 28, 2011

New offer

Well, actually it's just renewed. Some trees added, some taken away/sold.


Dogwood - sketch

I made this sketch of my dogwood today during class. (Sorry, I just got bored =D) I hope the tree will look like this in a few years.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


I wanted to spice my day a little with the initial styling of my new dogwood I got in a trade yesterday. For starters, I took it outh of the pot to take a look at the nebari. I hoped it will help me to decide upon the decision of the front - it wasn't much, so it didn't. Nothing was done to the roots though. Right after the inspection the tree was placed into a bit bigger pot, so the soil level can be a little higher than before.

After the made decision of what side to take as the front, I made the inition selection of what branches to keep.

This is the result so far. In a couple of weeks I will do some carving on the deadwood and wire the tree.


Finally some things started to move in the matter of bonsaism. I took as much out of yesterday as I could. In the morning I took part in the first club workshop of the year, where I met some great old friends, and in the afternoon I went for some yamadori digging. I found three prunus mahaleb, which I will have to protect from the cold for at least a week or so. It is still freezing in our aera.

Oh, and I don't have thet oleander anymore. I traded it for a nice dogwood.

The catch of the day.

Friday, February 18, 2011

50 new cuttings

Today I repotted fifty new cuttings of chinese juniper (mostly itoigawa), japanese maple 'Deshojo' and some trident maples acer ginnala. Each in their own pot/place. These will be for future bonsai or will be used for grafting.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Oleander #2 for sale or trade

And here is the second one. This one is also for sale or trade.

Oleander #1 repotted

Today I repotted my two oleander bonsai trees. So after two years these two finally got their (probablly) final pots.

Before the repotting.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Not much longer

Soon the time for repoting, styling and digging for yamadori will come. I can hardly wait.