22 December 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Dear friends, I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017. Thanks for all your visits here on my blog, comments and feedback. It has been busy year and we all deserve peace and rest during holiday season with our loved ones. 
I wish you a lot of positive energy, enthusiasm and creativity. If everything goes well I hope to see many of you in person during upcoming events and exhibitions.

Thank You. 

26 November 2016

Cornus mas "Vesna" in winter silhouette

Tree was repotted in spring and then on exhibition in summer. I have not done any major adjustment therefore. It needs editing and wiring in spring. As you can see it has abundance of flower buds so I can expect a lot of yellow flowers in early spring as traditional message of incoming spring. Now it will go under sawdust to winter storage till March.  

17 November 2016

Fraxinus No.2 with winter silhouette

Few days ago I was taking pictures of this ash bonsai with nice autumn colors as you can see on pictures. Now, this week I had one night when temperatures dropped to roughly -5 °C. On that morning I looked on tree through m window and I see few of trees fallen off. As temperatures started to rise during the day and frost released almost all leaves fell off. 
So today I took my camera and made few pictures. This is moment of truth for deciduous bonsai artist because you can see if ramification during this season improved or not. Judge for yourself. Now, I have to find much better pot for this tree, bit smaller, and repot it during next spring. I guess it will look better. We will see. 

On frosty morning

Two weeks ago

Two years ago in December 2014

Three years ago in July 2013

In April 2013
Five years ago in July 2011

Five years ago in May 2011 just after it was collected (in late spring with leaves)