Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Mahaleb #1

Celý článek o stromu v češtině si můžete přečíst na Bonsai Rožnov.

As every winter, when the weather gets a little warmer and the trees are not burried under the thick layer of snow, I take out deciduos trees in order to do a carving job. This was also the case of the prunus mahaleb which was collected in 2011 as one of the specimens from the very first batch of mahalebs that arrived to our garden.


As almost every mahaleb we collected, this tree was almost bare root and without a single branchlet in the time we got it off the ground - but this is usually no problem for this species, it started to grow vigorously right after first buds had appeared in the trunk and it hasn´t ceased to do so till today :-).

Following photos came back to summer 2012 when the initial styling took place - first shot illustrates the tree prior to any pruning, the second one shows my dad making last "master touches" when it is almost done.


And here it is how the tree came out after the session, front and back side.


In spring 2013 we moved the tree into the current bonsai pot and we was lucky enough to witness its first blooming...


Last series of photos show the tree from different angles as of today.

Height: aprox. 80 cm
Pot: Made in China

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