Thursday, April 29, 2010

Carpinus restyled

I've wired the Carpinus.
It's not finished, but there are some strong curves, that injured the bark. So I waiting a little bit.

And some skeches from the future.

In this skech man can see the problematic points. The branches No.1., and 2. growing in wrong direction. The angle of branch No.3. is not so good. And with the red arrow signed point on the right side is also a big problem. Here the two branches or trunks growing first wide, and after close to each other, and again wide.

On this skech man can see, what is my idea. The two branches make close paralell, the bigger branch or trunk curve to the first branch. With this movement can be harmonic the crown.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ulmus - more reloaded

After the restyling this tree, I made this imagine:

Maybe without the 1st and 2nd branches (the white branches) the conception will be stronger. Maybe in a moon pot, or in a stone. The tree need a pot with a strong character. The bark is smooth, the branch system is clear, the spring leafs are light green, so I think a strong pot can deepen the conception.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ulmus - reloaded

In 2008 fall I bought this Ulmus. This is a typical chinese mass product, but has a stirrin trunk. I saw something in this tree, but I knew, I'll transform it.

With the original view I has only this wrong quality picture, but you can see, that is a mass product.

The next two pictures show the Ulmus after the the winter, befor the restyle. You can see, that I totaly changed the trunk angle. The root system was onesided, so it wasn't hard to change the angle. That I've made for a year ago. On next pictures you can see, the work, that I've made in this year.

Maybe I'll cut the first branch. I think it disturb the harmony. But I'm not sure. Somebody?

Saturday, April 10, 2010


This story is about 7 years old. This is my first yamadori. The brother of this Carpinus (I collected the both tree in one day) in the last year has died, cause of a wrong time transplantation.
A good while groving in a big plastic container, for two years ago I put in a thick plastic pot, for the root training.
In this year I wired all the branches, this is the end:

This is the front, with some little errors, but in the sommer I can make better. Some of the branches flow over the contour of the tre, but has no leaves, only on the end of the branch. I need to wait the new buds.

This is the backside. For a long time, I think this is the front of the tree, but in the upper third, there is a branch, that cross the trunk. I don't want to cut them, because it's important for the overall picture, so I turned it.

I have ordered the pot for this tree, but I think, I don't transplant it in this year. It's too late. In the early june I make a leafcutting.In every two years I do this method, it has a good effect, the internodium will be close, and leafs will be smaller.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Virtual workshop

I've this Carpinus Betulus. I collected for 4-5 years ago. At first looks, the best way is a kengai or han-kengai style, but the trunk is too fat for curve. There's no enough thick wire, for a 3-4 cm thick trunk. I dont want use a bandage, because it's not a needle tree, the trunk has everywhere buds.
So i'm curious, what you mean. I take up some pictures, and some drawings, about my impression. When you have lust for get in the styling, send me your opinion in a draw.
My mail adress:
So, the picures:

From left

From right

From up the branch system

And some drawings:

So, let's talk about it!