Today, after way too long, I visited my old Bonsai friend Teunis Jan Klein in his Bonsai studio “DESHIMA”. It’s was great to see him again after such a long time! Besides being a talented and successful Bonsai artist and teacher, T, J has also managed to build a wonderful Bonsai studio. He has accomplished what most off use dream of! Because he is a Bonsai artist, he has a very keen eye and a good nose for finding good raw material. And sure enough, after spending a lovely afternoon in his Bonsai studio, I left his place with 4 very affordable and promising little urban Yamadori! He saved them from the shredder when a 45-year-old train station was torn down for a newer one. So all these trees are at least 45 years old.
First 4 pictures: Syringa microphylla “superba”. This is a real find in my eyes, I can’t wait to start working on this one!
Next 2 pictures: Weigelia florida “nana purpurea”. This is going to be a nice Shohin in the future.
Next 3 pictures: Berberis thunbergii. Hard to tell from this picture, but there is a lovely little cascade some were among those branches!
Last 5 pictures: Ilex verbicillata. Well, I think that the pictures say enough in this case! 🙂
I am really pleased with these little trees, it is a long time ago that I bought any trees and I am looking forward to starting designing and working on these new Bonsai projects!
If you are in search for good raw material, I can certainly recommend a visit to Teunis Jan Klein’s “DESHIMA” Bonsai Studio and School!
Wie op zoek is naar goed en betaalbaar ruw materiaal en nog veel meer op Bonsai gebied, kan ik zeker aan raden om eens langs te gaan!
“DESHIMA” Bonsai side: HERE.
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