1° Livello, 2a sessione

The second session (2a sessione) of my ongoing goal was held in March the 9-10  at the Bonsai University in Milan, Italy.

root pruning and depotting
styling and development of deciduous

spring maintenence work
depotting project no.1
project no.2: styling a deciduous tree from nursery stock

Over the years, I participated at different workshops but was very disappointed with some, mostly because of the lack of quality. My intention was to archive more knowledge about bonsai and bonsai care in general. My intention was to achieve more knowledge about bonsais and bonsai care in general. At the end of the day I generally drove home with a new plant but without learning something I didn’t know already.

Not at the Università del Bonsai!! The quality of information you archive only by the theory is massive. For example: did you know that the roots you see are not really the roots that nourish the plant? Or that is better to do a soft depotting without remove lot of soil or worse hosing the tree? Or that you always have to respect the fullness of the plant? Well this and lot’s of other questions ware answered on this session.

This are the kind of workshopt/courses I really appreciate.

We had to spring prune, root prune and depotting a maple, but instead we worked on a olive, witch ist not quite the same but give the same satisfactions. I was very pleased with the result I archived on my little tree.

What do you think?

The front

I have chossen this side for my front because the trunk seems very old and because the nebari is nicer.


This is the back. As you can see the nebari is not as good as the front size.


This is the position I have chosen for my litte Olive tree


This is the final result.

Have a nice day

…love, Melanie!!

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