New Year ’19

I apologize for not posting for such a long time. I would like to update you with some images of some of the trees that have changed a bit since how they started out.

A larch that was dig up but wasn’t too interesting. After the initial styling I wasn’t very satisfied and I thought about removing two of the structural branches. This wasn’t the decision that would improve the tree though. It was the angle and some adjustments to the styling. Now I feel that it is moving in the right direction.

Here is a very cheap and simple nursery stock Sabina juniper. For a few years I wasn’t sure what to do with it. Then it had its first repot, then first styling and trim a year later. It was left alone for some time and had another repot into what I felt to be a more suitable container in the spring of 2018. It grew freely until November 2018 when I gave it a second styling.

Here I had some fun with a request from a client, to create a tree for their significant other as a gift. Even easy to take care of Ficus trees can be made to look interesting and I was quite happy with the outcome given I didn’t have much time to prepare this tree.

Here is another tree that just hasn’t received much attention and after years in a plastic container it was re-potted spring of 2018 and was finally styled. This tree is beginning to look like a weeping tree in nature and I hope to improve it further.

This tree is also moving in the right direction and I hope to pull out more of that high-alpine, candelabra look.


We’re really looking forward to give this tree a second styling after it was re-potted into a more bonsai-style Chinese pot. It was nice to wake up and see a fresh layer of snow on this yamadori.

I’ve been enjoying the process this tree has gone through and we’re very happy with the progress in just 9 months that it has been at the balcony.

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Early winter photo of the Moravian Forest. We plan on adding more trees to improve this composition, unfortunately there are almost no available Beech trees available at nurseries.


Lastly, I wanted to end with a little project over the holidays. I was inspired by Bonsai Mirai and their Christmas tree bonsai. We picked a nice Nordmann fir at a local nursery and had a great time transforming a regular Christmas tree into something that can be a nice-looking tree in a few years. Firs are awesome and remind me of home while I was working on this. I hope to dabble with more in the future.

Wishing you all the best into 2019 and I hope your trees and collections improve and grow like weeds!



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