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 ...

Sunday, 26 February 2017


Just for archive,
an update of the Elder after some further designing.
The job of Nov. 16 now done in Feb. 17.
- the aim is to promote the main branches to becom similar knotty as the trunc
- repotting in mid or end of March. 'don't like the position within the pot
- therefore the guy-wires are fixed to the trunc itself.
I can lift out the tree and repot it without loosing the branches positions.
There won't be left any scars from the anchor-srews ...

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Prunus Mahaleb update

Based on this particular tree I begin to become clearer to the fascination of
developing raw-material.
It is a matter of decisions. I like to make (designing-)decisions!
And I have to do alot of decision at that stage of development.
The wild-cherry before selection of branches :

Monday, 17 October 2016


Hello again.
An example-case of carving on a Prunus Cerasifera with the untouched viewing side
before "the grind" and afterwords.
The tree itself is not a cracker-one, 'just an object of trial.
It had a dry truncpart from the base untill the top.
First I removed the dry bark with a coarse steelbrush in a powertool.
Then I did the carvings.
The wood of Prunus-species is nice to carv. 'Quiet hard and good to be bleeched with
The design is not finished yet. The whiteness of the sublime parts is too unnatural bright,
but time and wether will give a humble patina to that.
'Hope you enjoy ...

Friday, 14 October 2016

Project_Thuja_Occi. + Virtual

Another new project.
I am really looking foreward to give this thuja a try.
Imho Thuja occidentalis is a very underestimatet species für designing small trees.
We have a lot of hedge-material, but no original yamadoris.
Anyway, let us see, if I will succeed with this tree ...
A project only ...

Thursday, 13 October 2016

brook-alder update

And this is, how it went on. The alder accommpained with some fungus.
I think a Coprinus-anything ... no clue ...
Designing will follow end of month ...

Sunday, 2 October 2016


This year the alder-pot was populated by a fungus.
I am not sure about the species of the fungus, maybe a member of the COPRINELLUS-family ... ?
This sort of mashrooms are decomposing dead wood (lying in the humus).
Therefore I am not worried, that the fungus will have a negative effect on the living wood-tissue of the alder itself.
Well, I hope so anyway ...