Thursday, June 25, 2015

BONSAI CONCEPT - STORE in BERLIN

Dear ALL,

This weekend I was in Berlin and stopped by the Concept Bonsai store.

It is located in center and a nice store to visit. I took a couple of pictures of the store.
They have both "gift" quality bonsai and more high end outdoor and indoor trees.

Address of the store:  

Kantstraße 141, 10623 Berlin, Tyskland
+49 30 88061736























Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Junimper Shimpaku - shohin

Dear ALL,

In summer 2011 I bought this little Juniper Shimpaku at www.bonsaifocus.com.

I was not sure what to do with it.. so I did a terible first styling when I got the tree and then I repotted it in 2012 for a bigger pot to get back the health..

Now the tree are very healthy.. and I will do some styling on this tree this summer... will keep you posted.

All the best
Kenneth






 
 
Tree after first styling summer 2011
 

IKEA Figus forrest

Dear ALL,

Anther post from me on pre bonsai materials... went to IKEA and found these little combined figus plants... I bought 3 and wanted to create a forrest of it... again.. nothing special..AT ALL!  but who knows in 10 years from now on...

Will keep posting of the process.

 
 

Monday, June 15, 2015

ISTEDGADE REEF my other passion





















Dear ALL, 



Just wanted to share with you my other great passion.. our reef tank... almost underwater bonsai..

Where are you guys from?

Dear ALL,

Would be fun to see who are reading my blog and where you are from. So please post in comments... :-)

Dont be shy..

All the best
Kenneth   

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Juniper and mini sculpture

Dear All,

Yesterday I was on Facebook and saw this lovely little wire sculpture for sale from a guy named Ken To.
It reminded me of the the Juniper I styled about a month ago... see below:

 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Figus retusa branch grafting video ( not mine)

Dear ALL,



here are another great video from David showing how to graft a branch to one of his trees. I will try to aply the same to my figus treees in the future. I dont need branches.. I think... but the trunk lines and nebari can be improved by this methode.

cant wait to try it...




Aerial roots grafting video (Not mine)

Dear ALL

On Youtube I am following David Cortizas - all his videos are in Spanish and I dont undertstand but still get a lot from seeing them - Thanks David :-)



He did a 3 part video on how to do aerial root graftings.. This is how I have planned to do with my Figus trees at a later state.








New Figus Retusa update

Dear ALL,

I just wanted to post some pictures of the new Figus I bought and defoliated. It is doing great and is shooting out some new growth... however.. I can see the areas where i have left the tip.. it shoots out new growth.. meaning that the new growth will also be "leggy" :-( But those branches can be redused at a later state.

 
The trick with "activating" the aerial roots have also worked... I took some pictures of the process so far. i will leave them in water cups for some time.. ( untill I will repot the tree later this summer... hopefully they should be long enough to reach the soil level.  There are still some aerial roots I havent activated yet as they sit higher on the tree.. but that will be later to avoid having too many cups of water and bottles around the tree.




 


 

Figus Retusa ( airlayered ) doing great!

Dear All,

Just a small update.. the Figus retusa I did an airlayering on is doing GREAT! I think it will rewire a couple of the branches within the next few days. I have also given it a light trim and cut some of the biggest leaves in half to give more light for back-buding.

Below are a few pictures:

 
In the picture it looks like the trunk have reversed taper.. but the wide lower part where I did the airlayering is hidden in the soil. Cant wait for next years repotting to see how the nebari looks like and have developed...
The tree top is still too tall and will be reduced slowly. Some of the midt pads also needs to grow further. I am tempted to leave the lowest right side branch to grow bigger and lower... but I will see when i have added some wire to it.
 

 
 
Below I have added a couple of inspirational pictures as I might graft some aireal roots to the trunk to hide some scares in a year or so. I have small cuttings from the tree that now sits in a pot.. I will let them grow long so they can be attached to the trunk... but I will need a lot of them to create an interesting trunk...




Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Larch material

Dear All,

In 2012 I found a small larch I decided to plant in a small pot. I cut off the main branch and developed the side branch as the new top.
I did some wireing and left it on too long... most people have tried that I guess. In 2014 I decided to let ti grow further and was thinking to leave wire sit on the main trunk and let the wire cut into the trunk on purpose.. to get a more twisted and scarred trunk. 

Last week I removed the wire.. disregarding my my first plan. The below pictures are taken before I removed the wire afterall. I am still not sure what to do with this material.. but not stressed.. the tree will tell me at some point.

Any suggestions?

 
2012



 
Jan 2013
 
 
2014
 
 
Fall 2014
 
 
 
 
May 2015
 
 
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May 2015
 
 
May 2015