1st placement: Crataegus Monogyna from the Undisputed Winner Andrei Darusenkov (@daobonsai)
For the second year in a row, with two different trees, Andrei Darusenkov has been selected by our followers as the winner of Bonsaigers’ X, and it’s easy to understand why.
With this tree Andrei was able to showcase what for us is the best part in bonsai making, turning a trunk of a simple Hawthorne, with barely any roots attached, in an absolute masterpiece. Dao documented the development of the tree from the start, shooting a picture of its trunk right after collection more that 14 years ago.
Lot has happened since that day. The tree has developed an amazing ramification, that at this time of the year, is displayed adorned by its characteristic red berries . The trunk line is gorgeous, slightly slanted but nonetheless extremely stable in its position, thanks also to the way that the vascular tissue twists moving towards a classic rectangular shaped ceramic pot, adorned with some Japanese landscapes.