Saturday, 18 March 2017


Well I needed a change of style on that particular tree.
I mean I was unhappy with the pom-pom-look of the branches.
And the crown was too large in relation to the trunc-diameter as well.
I wanted the ramification to be closer to the trunc again.
Therefore I made some radical cuttings  ...
Ah yes, and I repotted the tree.
The pot had been made by Volcker Bertels a bonsai-fellow of me.

Monday, 13 March 2017


And this is what I bought the pot for.
The Village-Linden in her new home.
Imho a very well-made pot.
Not only the professional craftsmanship
but the artistic modality as well.

Sunday, 12 March 2017


Finding a handcrafted bonsai-pot bigger than 50 cm can be a real task.
Most of the potters (in Germany?) prefer to produce pots with not more than
40-45 cm.
The reason for that may be the technical difficulties relating to the
handling of large pots (size of kiln e.t.c.). the waste-rate is very high.
Additionally the demand of small and medium sized pots is higher.
Anyway, I was lucky enough to find a pot for my big linden.
The german bonsai-potter Walter Venne created this masterpiece.
Dimensions: 56,5 x 42,5 x 13,0 cm.

Sunday, 5 March 2017


Today my bonsai-buddy André gave me once again the honour of a visit.
He helped me to get my pots on the shelfs. Thank you my friend!
After work had been done we took some shots of his Tilia Cordata in my improvised
photo-studio. A very cool tree with an unconventional character.

Among all the pictures there were two, wich (imho) kind of mirrored the spirit of Bonsai according
to the dialog with the tree ...