Saturday morning we paid a visit to Gordon Hunts' ceramic studio to look for a few pots and to bounce a few ideas around. There was a cascade pot that looked perfect for my semi cascade Yew tree - the tree styled at the pine lodge show back in June. It didn't take long until a box of accent and shohin pots were in the car too ! so lots of material to play about with.
This was a piece of raw material that had been collected somewhere up north, traded in at Willowbog bonsai nursery, and then travelled home south with me. It is still very much a first styling - lots of growing and refining to do.
And this tree was the insipration for me to style this yew - a japanese yamadori yew that is about 20 times bigger, 10 times older and probably about 30 times dearer ! but there are similarities to the two trees styles - this one is hiding in the willowbog greenhouse atm