portrait time – hawthorn, oak, elm
There’s nothing like the combination of spring, sunny weather and nicely developed bonsai.
Portrait Time – Hawthorn, Oak, Water-Elm
Well, after the winter we had it does your heart good to see your trees responding to spring. Here’s my Riverflat hawthorn, 10 years in the making.
The next step for this one is a hard-pruning, but I’ll wait until next year when it’s time to repot again.
“Rip van Winkle” is finally leafing out. I thought it would be nice to catch him while his leaves are still tiny. They’ll get somewhat bigger, but the leaf-size reduction has been gratifying (that part has taken some years).
This one has also been with me for 10 years.
And here’s the newcomer, a very large Water-elm I potted this year. I’ve only had it for a few years now, but in another two it’ll look like it’s been in training for a decade. Lovely tree.
Let me know what you think of these guys.