Today I shot some pictures of one of my “Larch” trees. This is one of my first yamadori trees I ever designed and I am really fond of it. About 3 seasons ago, I almost lost this fragile tree. Some of its major branches were lost during a very hot Summer in a small pot! I kept those dead branches on, because, for now, they are a part of this Bonsai history! After that season, I planted the weakened Bonsai into these beautiful, but too big, Brian Allbright pot, so it could recover from its ordeal. With a lot of love and care, I managed to nurture it into the bright green health, it shows in this next picture. Even though it is only a small tree, this Bonsai shows great character and age after all these years of training it in a pot. I love the sense of almost disbalance in this tree and the feeling of depth the back branches evoke. I hope to plant it in a better pot next year. I’m so happy that this little Bonsai is healthy again! I hope you enjoy it’s colour as much as I do?! Pot by Brian Albright (UK).
Hans van Meer.