Sunday, 24 September 2017


The brook_alder had some weather-problems this year.
Even though we had alot of rain this sommer,
the alder had been very unlucky with two hot days without watering
(I had been on a business-journey).
She decided then to throw most of her leafes. And now I decided to send her
in her "ahead of schedule" fall.
A regular bottle of whisky (0,7 Liter) as a scale ...
The tree is for sale.

Saturday, 26 August 2017


On 19 and 20 July, me and a coulple of other bonsai-enthusiast had the great honor to be
part of a carving and (styling)-workshop again, wich was conducted by Mr.Kevin Willson himself!
I decided that my Prunus Seriotina-stump should receive a professional overhaul.
And this is the result:

Not only the best carving-artist in the world and a brilliant bonsai-styler, a skillful painter as well.
Every participant of the workshop got such a developing-plan from Kevin ...

I simply like  this guy! ...

Wednesday, 26 July 2017


... and another, current picture of the village-linden.
The twigging is improving, The tree established very well after repotting in spring.
Strong and healthy she is ...


An current picture of the elm.
There are no major changes according to the design.
'Just interessting to see how the tree coped with the heavy pruning in spring ...

Monday, 19 June 2017


News of the mountain black cherry.
She is strong and healthy. The ramificaction is surprisingly good.
The internodes are shorter than expected.
Next spring the surface-roots and trunc-line will be overhauled, I mean carved and so on.
Hm, I like this project ...

Monday, 5 June 2017


Today I was lucky enough to be visited by a very gifted female photo-artist.
Mrs. Claudia Bosch ( made
a couple of professionell shots after I had done some routine maintenance duties.

One of these shots impressed me very much because of its skilled craftswork
of realisation and the encoded massage.
This picture is a kind of paradigma to me and tells (imho) so much about our
work and passion.
The bonsai-artist(?!) or creator should be standing humbly in the back seat of his work.
His figure is real but blurred.
The manual craftmanship itself is sharp and enlighted.
This is what takes unbreakably part in reality.
Compared to that, the man's mind thinking is abstrakt and almost immaterial.

The mystery of bonsai to me is:
Experiencing the result of both worlds.
A strong man's hand with a steely tool (how brutal this sounds !),
together with the sensitivity of a man's mind imagination (how fragil this sounds!),
creates living pieces of art.

Saturday, 18 March 2017


Well I needed a change of style on that particular tree.
I mean I was unhappy with the pom-pom-look of the branches.
And the crown was too large in relation to the trunc-diameter as well.
I wanted the ramification to be closer to the trunc again.
Therefore I made some radical cuttings  ...
Ah yes, and I repotted the tree.
The pot had been made by Volcker Bertels a bonsai-fellow of me.