dinsdag 18 oktober 2011

Juniperus Thurifera

This is the story of my Juniperus thurifera.

This is a yamadori juniperus thurifera that i bought at Pius Notter's place in a workshop in the spring of 2007.
It was a enjoyable weekend and in the end he styled the trees.

After a time a wasn't satisfied of the position of the tree,so i changed the angle of the tree in June 2007.

Beginning of April 2008 the tree was repotted and i let the tree grow for a year.

In 2009 i took this tree to discuss with Hotsumi.
First i removed the weak foliage and some branches of which one has become a jin.
Afterwards we slightly changed the position to the left and i could wire the tree.
After that i styled the tree with accompaniment of hotsumi.

For the future we thought of a round red brown pot in the direction of nanban.

In February 2010 i repotted the tree in another pot , in future it will be in a brown red oval pot i think.
Still much work on the foilage.

Last week i gave some attention to this tree.
Cleaned the deadwood and trunk.
Cleaned the foliage to let more light and air in it for new growth.
Wired and styled it.

Think that this tree did progress rather well.

Now the tree needs to grow and backbud and has to get a little fuller.
And in future a better pot.

maandag 10 oktober 2011

Bending a Sylvestris

This is a Sylvestris i have for some years now.
Here was it after a workshop with Pius notter in 2008 i think.

I wasn't really happy with the result so last year in september.
So Mario Komsta and I decided to bend the straight trunk by hollowing it out, put some wire in the hollowed part and put some raffia on the trunk.

Attached a screw in the deadwood for a guywire.
And we bended the trunk.

In the beginning of september i removed the raffia and some wires.
The scar in the back caused by the bending heales perfectly.
And i bended the trunk some little more.

Here are some possible positions for the tree.
And Will Baddeley drawed his beautiful idea out for me.

Some Pinus sylvstris i collected

It's been a while since i posted.
So It was time to post again.
Here are a few of the sylvestris i have.