Cornus mas. Cascading bonsai...

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Cornus mas. Cascading bonsai...

Post  Vlad on Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:53 am

"Don't try to make your tree look like a bonsai, try to make your bonsai look like a tree" ( John Y, Naka ).  

Right.  But there are not that many decidous cascades around.  At least not in my region.   So taking an IDEAL from the Nature does not make a sense.  Should I quit? No. Why not to make a bonsai look like a bonsai? Here we go...

The way we were... 2013


A year after


Summer 2016






A cherry on the top


I plan some more detailed carving of the deadwood.  And then some more years to get more matured look.  Also I hope to reduce the size of the leaves in the meantime.  Right now I am not sure how it works for this species.

So this is a Cornus that looks like a (pre-)bonsai.   The Cornus that looks like a tree in the Nature  is Vesna (= Spring ).  A Maros Belan's Cornus...

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Re: Cornus mas. Cascading bonsai...

Post  AlainK on Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:32 am

Very nice project! cheers

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Re: Cornus mas. Cascading bonsai...

Post  Vlad on Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:35 am

Happy you like it, Alain. Thank you.


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Post  Lost2301 on Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:21 am

Nice I like it!!!

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Post  beer city snake on Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:49 pm

Vlad wrote:"Don't try to make your tree look like a bonsai, try to make your bonsai look like a tree" ( John Y, Naka ).  

Right.  But there are not that many decidous cascades around.  At least not in my region.  

very well justified !!! Wink
and well done !

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Re: Cornus mas. Cascading bonsai...

Post  AlainK on Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:56 pm

...and the fruit on the trees add a lot.

I wish you an even better crop next year. Your tree might become a European milestone soon, don't spoil it Cool

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Re: Cornus mas. Cascading bonsai...

Post  Vlad on Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:50 pm

Mike, Kevin, Alain: thank you for your comments.   Happy that you like the cascade.  

@Alain: Re fruits - you are absolutely on the spot.  The red and a bit later dark red colour of the berries makes a great match with the dark green and a bit shiny leaves.  One of the best domestic species once it comes to fruiting in my opinion.  And the yellow blossoms on "naked" = leafless branches in the early spring look great too.  And on the top of that there are quite funny flower buds.  

May I ask for opinions regarding the raised root?  



The raised root is the result of the adjustment of the trunk to get better angle of the cascading branch.   It looks like a strange creature eating an earthworm.   I plan to cut off the  worm once the new roots are well established in the new position.  And then also some ajustment on the top section of the remaining part.

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Post  Lost2301 on Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:16 pm

I think I would keep it. Removing might cause some people to think of reverse taper. I mean keep the root not the worm.

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Post  Vlad on Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:24 am

OK. Thank you Mike.

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