here are some pictures of what I have been doing during the last week, in Bonsai that is!
Below: Here is an updated shot of the Dutch Hawthorn that I showed here two mounts ago. It needs a couple of years growth to fill out the foliage, but the main frame is there already!
Below: This is another Dutch Hawthorn. Since I collected this one, some 10 years ago, it’s has been shortened from more than 1 meter/40 Inch to just above Shohin size. It still needs to fill out in the top section and the deadwood needs to be sculpted, but I am pleased with the image and the progress so far.
Below: Close up of the beautiful old bark. It proves that Dutch Hawthorn’s can show the remarkable character as well.
Below: And here I am decorating the X-Mas tree! 🙂 I salvaged this and another Juniper from a cemetery were they were dumped in a garbage container. It took me 3 years to nurse them back to health and now that they are, it is time to air layer the most promising ones. These Juniperus media Blaauw variety have beautiful slow growing foliage that resembles Juniperus Itoigawa foliage but is darker coloured. I made 13 air-layers that if all goose well will become a forest planting in the future! Please note, just how stylish I dressed for this special occasion! 🙂
Hans van Meer.