here are two pictures I made today of my Blackthorn’s in full bloom. The lighting was not ideal, but I still hope you can enjoy the beauty of their fragile blossom that contrasts the black rough bark so much that they almost jump out towards you! So sweat!
Above: This little Blackthorn was a present from my old Bonsai friend Tony Tickle when he came over to stay with me, now more than a decade ago! The amazing pot is by another friend of my Potter and Bonsai artist John Pitt (UK).
Above: Many years ago I got this little Blackthorn as a gift from Terry Foster another dear Bonsai friend of mine. The odd thin section, just under the top, is actually created by the tree corkscrewing itself twice around there. After many years the deadwood that was created because of this weathered away, leaving that thin looking section. But it looks better in real life than in this picture! 🙂 I repotted it two weeks ago into this gorgeous pot by Slovenia.
Hope you like the pictures?!
Hans van Meer.