occasional diary of my native trees - občasný denník mojich stromov

pondelok 25. júna 2018

Ishizuki juniperus procumbens

I placed this little procumbens on a stone colected in Croatia, together with juniperus chinensis and japanese maple seedling.  I cut quite a lot of roots, so I hope it will be fine. This work was done in spring. The tree is still green and new shoots appear. I spray it with water as often as possible. Will see after the winter.
The composition seems to be too symmetrical at the moment. Future work will be focused on small maple and juniperus chinensis on the right side. However, the plants must be strong first.

Pure stone without any plants.

This was the very first idea with another juniper on top.

nedeľa 8. apríla 2018

Some of my deciduous trees in spring

Privet in its first pot.

Korean hornbeam after winter pruning and wiring   

Malus silvestris, gift from my bonsai mate :)

Prunus mahaleb in a bigger pot.

Field elm in a new pot.

Prunus cerasifera in leaf.

Prunus tomentosa. I have never ever seen such a young plant from prunus species with so many flowers :)

Acer palmatum kiyohime

streda 28. februára 2018

Prunus cerasifera - myrobalan plum

This tree came into my garden last autumn when one of our older club members decided to reduce the collection. Its our native species, a myrobalan plum. It was little neglected for a short time. Many inner branches were dry. Pictures before and after show how I cleaned the tree. I get rid off all dead and unnecessary branches. Next step will be repoting into better substrate, good feeding and watering during the growing season.
The tree has many defects as a bonsai, mostly the missing surface roots from back side. On the other side, the tree is quite old and has its own character. It reminds me of really old deciduous trees. Overall appearance is great, I love it.

Pictures before cleaning.

After cleaning during the winter.

štvrtok 4. januára 2018

happy new year 2018

I wish to all my bonsai friends and blog readers a happy new year 2018 !

Winter sunset directly in front of our house. 
From left to right are burning white poplars and common alders.  
Dark branches on the right belong to dead walnut and plum tree. 

utorok 28. novembra 2017

Small japanese maples

All these young plants are from seeds or cheap garden material. Its fun to grow them in pots. They have never ever been in field.  I don´t know the exact varieties...
1. A.p. with "cut" leaves.
2. A.p. with "common" leaves.
3. A.p. atropurpureum with red leaves


Autumn 2017

The same plant in autumn 2012

Second one - development spring 2013 - autumn 2017.

Very first picture of A.p. atropurpurpureum from autumn 2013.

Atropurpureum in november 2017 before pruning.

And after pruning and wiring.

pondelok 27. novembra 2017

Pinus mugo NTC

Small tree from Slovak New Talent Competition in 2014. I planted it right in the field after the competition. After three years was the tree strong enough to go back to training pot with better substrate. I did the second styling and complete wiring last saturday on our club workshop. Its a pity that I didn´t planted it in the right position in spring 2017.

The tree after the competition in june 2014.

Autumn 2017 before...

...and after.

sobota 25. novembra 2017

Acer palmatum kiyohime

I bought this little japanese maple in may 2017. I was really charmed by its tiny leaves. Autumn leaves were fabulous too. Yes, its a cheap commercial tree. Yes, I love maples :)