One of the participants on todays workshop selected a Pinus sylvestris yamadori which is now 4 years in a pot.
We decided to work only with one branch. To bend this down we used raffia & straight wires and again raffia.
After the bending down & first shapping we potted the tree up in a bigger bonsaipot without touching the root ball. This is the way we work in our workshops; safety before beauty.
This is one of my best Itoigawa’s stands more than 10 years without wire (branches standing on their own).
We brought all our trees in for winter and made a display for our Rock plantings.
Two different kinds of rigida. Left twelve years old & two years in pot. Right 10 years old, 3 years in bonsaipot, after 1 styling & wire removed.
Today our crew started to prepare some more starters material from our fields.
Acer palmatum very thick trunks, good neabari, approx 60cm high, 16 years old.
Ginkgo biloba female trees, very rare variety not easy to find, nice trunc movement & ramifications. Dwarf variety about 16 years old.
Camelia japonica with trunc movement, approx 50cm, 14 years old.