Showing posts from February, 2018

Chop! Chop! Chop!

What's that? Is it a Spring hammering ice on the river? Or perhaps a woodpecker marking his territory? NO. It is a bonsai enthusiast chopping down some of his elms to get  starters for new shohin sized trees. Little stump Michal Now I will keep both guys in the frost free attics in order to avoid possible frost bites. 

Sitting high pressure system. Bonsai on the move

It has become  kind of  a "tradition".  With a winter fighting tooth and nails with the first initial signs of spring in the air I have changed again  from a bonsai grower to a bonsai carrier.   The ones who keep their trees in  frost free zones  know quite well what I am talking about. With temperatures  that are in my frost free  storage  well in the red section of a thermometer for last couple of weeks  most of the trees stored there  show  first signs of a new life... Well,  luckily most of my trees are still sleeping well protected in their winter beds scattered all over our backyard.  Neverthless some of the trees those in my view a bit more vulnerable by harsh winter ( heavy bending, late summer airlayering, special cuttings etc ) are stored in the frost free area. That means only one single simple thing. I should move them out  every  day with  temperatures above zerro and bring them back for frosty nights.  With this damned high pressure system well seated abov

Six-handed yamadori_ Acer campestre

First yamadori of 2018 By far the largest one I have ever collected.  Single handed.  I have been circling  this tree for a good number of years.   Years of rejections, hopes and doubts: Too big.... Well, ok it is a little bit overgrown  but. .. No chance.... C'mon man! Forget it! A caveman sledge to get the beast home.   I guess there is more than 50 kg of wood and soil.  A carton of Glenmorangie 0,7 l as a measure.   I thought a bottle of beer is not a good match for this kind of tree:) Height: 120 cm.   Size of the box  75*65*30 cm. The tree will leave me in next few hours and will be heading for his new home... Unless I will change my mind?!