I was realy glad that the time had finaly arrived to be able to do some work on my trees again! And early this week, when ever the weather allowed for it, I rewired and restyled 3 of my deciduous trees. And for today, after two days of pretty bad storms, I planed to rewire my small Hawthorn again and reposition all the branches again into there desired places. Well the day started out as a mild and even sunny day, but unfortunately that did not last very long! At the end of the 2 hours wiring and styling session, I was half frozen and glad to get indoors again were it was warm!
Below: This is how this tree looked in February 2008.
Although I realize that this little tree needs a lot more work and growing time to fill out properly, I am still pretty happy with the resuld for now!
This little Hawthorn will feature in a progressive styling story that I am writing for a bonsai magazine, and in a few weeks time, I hope to repot it into the lovely Chinese green colored pot that my dear fiend Dan Barton gave to me as a present, the last time I was a guest at his house! I will let you all know how that works out!
Hans van Meer.