onsdag 4 juli 2012


It is time for defoliation of some of my trees. I started with my Acer campestre whitch I probably will exhibit in September at the annual exhibition with the "Swedish bonsai society.
It is a really interesting and old Yamadori. It is not a classic beautiful bonsai but rather a ugly rugged tree witch I absolutly love.

Acer campestre. Defoliation, wiring and some branch shortening.

My son Alvin for size comparison.

I also defoliated a Ficus retusa I have had for about five years now. I think it starts to look really nice.

Ficus retusa. Ready for a haircut.

Defoliated, unwired.

Wired and ready to soak up some sun.

The same tree 4-5 years ago. It´s coming along nicely.

The last tree is a Hazel( Corylus avellana) that I defoliated a couple of days ago. It has a lovely clumpstyle trunk and  a fat nebari, but the leaves is on the larger side. I´m excited to see how small they will be now after the defoliation. I will post a picture for you in a couple of weeks.

Hazel, Corylus avellana yamadori.