The entrance to my private collection is decorated with bonsai.
From here on the air humidity is very important.
The warmest corner of the garden filled with Juniper chinensis and rigida. On the ground all the projects that are going to be styled next year. Even all of this means regulating air humidity.
Displays on water-basins: full sun, high humidity.
Micky’s Picea ready to be pinched. Notice that not everything is being pinched and that the timing has to be just right which means pinching when the foliage is still soft. When it’s too late for that it is better to thin out with scissors without pruning.
This Potentilla is a very old tree that came from one of Japan’s most renowned gardens. It was imported here about ten years ago. Bruno has maintained it neatly but now it was time for more than just that.
Detail of the old bark.
The tree had too much foliage in comparison to its growing medium which was unable to provide it’s health any further. This results in weaker and in dying parts. So a rejuvenal pruning combined with an aesthetic one was urgent.
The pinus creation is a close-up from the mountains. A fragment or a frame from a bigger whole. To avoid soil being flushed out when watering special types of plants are being used that, shortly after, keep everything in place with their roots and make sure that the pines can never absorb too much water.
This dwarf Cotula will secure everything in a short time for the upper tree together with the Houtunia.
The base of the Juniper after applying some moss.
The same with the Enkianthus.
This landscape-creation is now a new “home” for this beautiful Juniper. Well in proportion with the whole. About 50 % rock formation and 50 % vegetation is a good balance.
The pines are being styled roughly, everything nicely open and no branches nor green is being removed.
Just one Azalea bottom left and two ferns together with the Cotula en Houtunia this is a totally different creation.
Two different rock plantings both immediately revealing their location in nature.
Preparing for transport.
Just some more spray-dusting, this will be the way of watering in the next month.
Shaping the Pine’s branches. Important, only the branches are being styled, not the foliage.
A happy owner with his new creation.
The specific gravity of this rock is a lot higher (heavier). Even here everything is being fixed for transport.
I must admit this was a relaxing workshop for me with creativity as the main key. To create something is the most pleasant thing to do for every bonsai enthusiast.
The last couple of weeks we’ve had the ideal weather conditions to bring the trees out of the greenhouse into the open:
– – No more frost.
– – Frequent rain.
– – Mainly clouded, not much sun so that the trees could adapt nicely to the more intensifying light outdoors.