Brace your bonsai, winter is there!

Let me introduce you to my bonsai! I'm sure he'd be pleased to meet you. My bonsai, end of 2013, ready for winter

He's a Japanese white pine (Mädchenkiefer in German), and I adopted him in March 2012 when he was just a sapling from a tree nursery.

The photo is from the beginning of December, just after I wrapped his pot in bast fiber in order to protect him from the cold (he needs to stay outside all year).

If you take a closer look, you can see that his branches are freshly wired and brought in shape from the last time we were at our bonsai school in mid-November. Everything prepared for a good development next year!

Oh, and don't tell him, but he might get a companion next spring. ;)

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