Saturday, 20 December 2014

Tilia_8 update

Update of the fivetruncer

- Of course the tree looks a bit confused at the moment
- The design will be clearer at the end of the next season
- Thickening of  the lower branches had been succesful this year
- The development of the crown will be encouraged

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Tilia_1 sold

This Linden is sold now.
The next owner is a very educated bonsai-enthusiast,
living near the german Alpes.
He also is a professionell photographer.
Maybe he will send me some pictures of the further development of the tree
in future ...

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Tilia_3 sold

This Linden is sold now.
The next owner is a very sympathic bonsai-fellow.
This way I will not loose contact to my beloved tree ...

Thursday, 30 October 2014


Update of the hollow Linden_4

- Pictures of 2011, 2012, 2013 und 2014.
- Well, the big scars are questionable.
- The christmas-tree-appeal of the crowns shape will vanish after the next growing-period.
- The basal, v-shaped hollowing is going to be overgrown the next years.
- Rewireing an designing of the branches will be done this winter.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


Update of Tilia_5

- Pictures of  2012, 2013 and 2014
- The tree will be wired this weekend
- The Linden will stay in my possesion
- My designing-plan is to defuse the bizarre appearance

Sunday, 26 October 2014


Update Tilia_1

-Documentation of the last three years. Looks quiet raw, will be refiened the next days if selling
  the linden on the internet will not be succesful.
- The tree willl be wired just one more time. After that the designing will only be done with
   cutting-techniques and guy-wires.
- The callus-development is going on very well along the trunc-hollowing.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


Update of Linden_6

- This viewing-angle shows a better taper
- And again there are too many bud and branches. Well, this is a luxury-problem ...

-  The tree will be sold this winter
-  I would like to style this linden rihgt now, bu the next owner want to do this his way of course.

- The amazing development within just three years!
- The feeding-regime seems to be very sufficient.


Update of Tilia_3

-  The linden from a different viewing-angle
-  I like that view better than the old frontside
-  And again much more buds and twigs than needed for the next designing-step

- not that bad also
- well, the tree is sold anyway. My buddy, who bought the tree will carry on  ...

- development wthin 4 years

Sunday, 12 October 2014


Update of Ulmus

- the christmastree-shape has vanished
- there are alot of things which have to be improven, but all in all I like the Elm much better now
- I am really looking foreward of stylinbg the tree again in the wintermonth
- additionally I will overhaule the carvings

 - A picture of the development within in 4 years

Sunday, 7 September 2014


Update of the five-trunc-linden.

- The lower sacrifice-branches had been removed already.
- The branches thickened alot.
- Next step is wiring. This will be done in Novemver.
- I am impatiently waiting to see the this years ramification ;-)  .

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Different Carvings

... Some pictures of deadwood-areas on or within my trees.
The carvings had not weatheres enough yet.
But this will happen anyway as time goes by.
In the meanwhile I will have a look for a good wood-preserving method.
It seems that the wooden material of Tilia is decaing relativly fast.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Balancing the energy

Update Tilia_8

On this stage of development, my designing-aim is to thicken the lower branches and to
increase the ramification of the upper areas.
Therefore breaking the apical dominance of the growth-energy is mandatory.
The lower branches had been allowed to grow freely. 
The upper shoots had been pinced after lauching the fourth internodium.


Saturday, 14 June 2014


Update of Tilia_2.
The tree two weeks after total defoliation.

- The backbudding will deliver a huge amount of new shoots.
- Actually much more growth than I need to proceed the styling.
  Anyway, ... it will help to thicken the branches.
- In autumn there will be another selection of branches for the next growing period.
- The feeding regime (daily, low dosis fertilisation) seems to be very well accepted by the linden.

Sunday, 11 May 2014


Tilia_7 update

- The tree utterly regained this spring.
  Because of some fertilizing-mistakes, the tree suffered so badly since summer 2012.
- And now, standing next to this linden, you almost appear to feel the energy of the strong
  growing-power ...
- Of course there is no structur at present. Collecting energy is essential at that stage.
  For my share it is more important that the tree looks good in winter, after styling and cutting,
  when the ramification is not covered by its leafs.
- First pruning will be in the middle of June.
- The linden will be styled in autumn on a bonsai-fellow-convent.
  I am really looking foreward for this date ...

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Virtual Tilia_9

A virtual of Tilia_9 the linden-clump as a temporary draft ...

The leaf-size and amount is already idealized in the virtual.
But since the trunc is that big, the proportions are attainable ...
Another fairy-tale-style-tree in my collection...
I simply love this sort of trees.
Thank you so much Mr. Pall, for discribing and determing this style!

Sunday, 2 March 2014


Update of Tilia 5

The original designing-plan is no longer suitable for the tree.
The "ace of spades"-outline will be abondoned in favour for a more 
ballshaped silhouette.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

In the winter-shelter

This is my "protection-room" to make it through winter.
The room has got no heating, wich basically is not necessary for 
wintering my domestic species.
The main issue is the protection from cold winds and too much 
moist while warmer winter-periods.
The climate in this room is relativly constant in spring.
I mean the temperature rises not that extrem (like e.g. in glasshouse or so), 
when the first sunny days are spending theire energy to the habitat.
The trees will not sprout too early, and that will decrease the threat
of frost-damages ...  

Sunday, 5 January 2014


Tilia_2 Update
- One of two possible front-views
- The wire will be put off in June
- The branches have to thicken alot
- At that stage of development, I try to implement some movements in the initial styling
  of the primary branch-struture

- The back-side

And this was the Linden after the 2013 growing-period, before styling:

Thursday, 2 January 2014


Tilia_5 Update

- One of two possible front-views.
- The Linden will be wired in February.
- There is a good choice of new branches.
- the design will be something like a "free-broom-style".

-  back-side? front-side?



(Translation of klumpen_linden = linden_clump. The name refers to the compact appearance of the trunc-line. The linden is nearly as high as wide...)

- There is a lot of carving-work to do
- Some of the branches are not able to be wired, because they are too thick
- After some basic designing-steps, the tree will be allowed to grow freely
  for the next years
After some basic work:


Update of Tilia _8

- the flat cutting-areas had been overhauled.
- the tree will be wired the next weeks
- again the tree will be allowed to grow freely the next season
- well, there is a long way to , before the crown will be suitable for the massiv trunkbase ...

After the very first styling: