More Keepers

A while back I published a post about a juniper I had a particular fancy for. After our biggest year ever selling special trees of all shapes and sizes my head is spinning a bit. As I said before it might seem like a dream job to many, buying bonsai and raw material all the time but, after a while it’s very easy to get a bit blase about it all. It’s just human nature that we take the familiar for granted. After such a busy year I feel a little punch drunk but even through my misty haze I can still spot a good un’. I also think it’s important to have trees that feed your soul and keep the fire burning.

I figured it was about time I treated myself and having a passion for yamadori and raw material this stonking great oak fitted the bill and wallet just right. I am not responsible for the dodgy styling job but am very pleased to have this in the garden.

I also have this nice old scots pine which has been here for over eight years now. When it arrived from Norway it was in a poor state with almost no root and so old and tired I had resigned myself to losing it. However it did survive and has now developed really well proving me entirely wrong in the process. This is only the second time it has been wired (By Ramon this time) and is now beginning to look as good as I hoped it would when I first bought it. If you don’t have any patience don’t do bonsai 😉

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11 thoughts on “More Keepers

  1. That oak is gorgeous, nice old bark and a unique trunk. Looking forward to seeing updates on it in the future!

  2. More videos are constantly talked about but we are SO insanely busy ALL the time there literally is never a minute. I work 12-15 hours every day 🙁

  3. Very nice trees, you are my inspiration, I have watched many of your videos and learnt a lot from them. Yamadori such as this are hard to get here in Queensland Australia or are very expensive and out of my price range. I have to satisfy myself with smaller trees and grow them on, after 10years I have some very pleasing Bonsai and learning every day. I retired earlier this month so my full time efforts are now going to Bonsai.
    Thank you and have a Merry Xmas and happy 2017.

  4. Awesome trees! One of the ways test ones patience is watching all your YouTube videos, I mean ALL, 3 or 4 times over the course of the year, and now be patient in waiting for more. But it looks like you don’t have a plan to record more videos in future. Do you?

  5. I like the way you do Bonsai! How about some new YouTube videos? Thank you for sharing your work!
    Alessandro

  6. Both are stunning, but the oak is the one I would take home – it will quickly look like a parkland oak of 500+years. Nice.

  7. Great trees. The best I can rustle up to compare with the size of that Oak is a English hornbeam.

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