May

25

TWO “DUTCHS” HAWTHORNS AND A X-MAS TREE.

Hi everybody,

here are some pictures of what I have been doing during the last week, in Bonsai that is!

Below: Here is a update shot of the Dutch Hawthorn that I showed here two mounts ago. It needs a couple of  years growth to fill out the foliage, but the main frame is there already!

 

Below: This is a other Dutch Hawthorn. Since I collected this one, some 10 years ago, it’s has been shortened from more than 1 meter/40 Inch to just above Shohin size. It’s still needs to fill out in the top section and the deadwood needs to be sculpted, but I am pleased with the image and the progress so far.

Below: Close up of the beautiful old bark. It proves that Dutch Hawthorn’s can show remarkable character as well.

Below: And here I am decorating the X-Mas tree! 🙂 I salvaged this and a other Juniper from a cemetery, were they were dumped in a garbage container. It took me 3  years to nurse them back to health and now that they are, it is time to air layer the most promising ones. These Juniperus media Blaauw variety have beautiful slow growing foliage that resembles Juniperus Itoigawa foliage but is darker colored. I made 13 air-layers that if  all goose well will become a forest planting in the future! Please note, just  how stylish I dressed for these special occasion!  🙂

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Posted in MY WORK | 3 Comments

3 Responses to TWO “DUTCHS” HAWTHORNS AND A X-MAS TREE.

  1. Tom Kruegl says:

    Hans, are you there???

  2. Willem, USA says:

    Hi Hans,
    Ik ben een Bonsai newby en ben letterlijk zo door je werk geinspireerd, dat ik me dagelijks op je website en blog vindt om nieuwe en interessante dingen te zien en te leren. Ik woon al 22 jaar in de States en wilde je eigenlijk eens emailen. Heb echter geen email adres kunnen ontdekken, misschien doe je dat niet, wat ik ook begrijpen kan.
    Hoe dan ook, zou het erg leuk vinden om misschien eens te corresponderen.
    Groet en dank voor alle fantastische Bonsai info.
    Willem – Chicagoland

  3. Rui Marques says:

    Hi Hans,

    Do you have any progression photos os the little haw?
    I want to make a Shohin trom a straight haw that i have and would be nice to havo some ideas.
    Regards.

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