Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ostrya carpinifolia haircut & wire

I think this one is coming nicely...finally. It took a hundred years to develop at least some decent basic branch structure. But now, I see a microscopic signs of satisfaction in my heart. We'll see what the future will bring...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

VIDEO: SandevBonsai Yamadori series 2 - collecting from the wild, rocky terrain I...

Monster Carpinus

My friend Mario with a new catch...a monstrous carpinus orientalis.
This was not so easy to collect.
VIDEO of this collection episode and some more...soon in YamadoriArea.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Carpinus orientalis progressions 2010/2011 II

Carpinus orientalis progression series 2010/2011

 1) "Miracle", drilling wounds, first wire, first sketch
- photo 2010 by Mario, thank you

2011 winter

Carpinus orientalis - progressions 2010/2011 I

Carpinus orientalis progression series - 2010/2011

First styling, drilling wounds, first wire...

 1) Killer nebari (these are nicknames for is easier to recognize it when you want to talk about each tree)
-first photo (2010) by Mario, thank you
 2) King
- first photo (2010)  by Mario, thank you

 3) Porky
- first photo (2010) by Me, thank you Sebastijan :)
Next uptades of these trees in three months...after new leaves appear.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

VIDEO: SandevBonsai Yamadori series 1 - collecting on rocky terrain.wmv

As I am often asked by e-mail about various aspects of collecting yamadori, especially relating to species that we usually Carpinus orientalis or Pinus mugho, I decided that I will make a video series that will show some basic examples of collecting those species in native habitat. To some people that are already familiar with collecting in similar terrains this will be of no use. But, I am sure that at least some people will find this informative.  Besides just collecting yamadori, I've tried to make these videos interesting and, sometimes...even funny. You will forgive me the funny and foolish part...after all, this is only my spare time and I am trying to spend it in a good mood with my friends... More videos will be recorded as we will  go on yamadori hunting trips during the year.
Hope someone will find this useful
Thanks to my dear wife for recording everything :)

more orientalis collecting here:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011