Friday, August 31, 2012

Scots cascade

Two years ago I was wisiting my bonsai friend Jochan Landfahrer near Graz, Austria. At the end of my visit he gererously gave me a scots pine as a gift.

Right the next day after I brought it home I decided to repot it. It was autumn then.

Last year I gave it it's first styling.

In the past year it got much denser and it will soon be ready for exhibiting. I also removed the lowest right branch because there was too much foilage. At first I left it on the ree because I thought it looked interesting.

Look from the side.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The big literati spruce

Finally I got to work on my high literati spruce again. But let me freshen it's history a bit.

I found it and dug it up in 2008. Surprisinglly it had no big roots, so it took me onlly 10 minutes to get it out of the ground.

 Because it grew very good for one year I decided to repot it the next year. Because of good roots I could plant it in a fairly small pot. Plus I had cut one of the apexes.

After the first styling in 2010. I used the steel rod to bring the apex more foreward. At the start it was leanning a bit to the back.

This summer I removed the wire after two years and this is how fluffy the crown looked after I removed it.

And this is how the crown looks now after the second wiring - I probably removed about half of the green.

Here you can se how big this spruce is.