Sunday, April 19, 2009

Full spring

This is a maple acer campastre

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Weekend with Enrico Savini

The past weekend went by in the mark of bonsai. For the first time in his life Slovenia visited Enrico Savini a great bonsai master from Italy. He atended a two-day workshop. I must say that guy knows how to make deadwood. That became the main theme of the workshop. We have to repeat a workshop like that.
Some photos:

The yew I worked on the first day

The room where we worked was pretty good

Enrico Savini

Ivo Saporiti - Savinis student

I had this thuja smaragd the secon day

The president of our bonsai club liked my thuja very much
Some deadwood:

And some interesting/funny photos: :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Big group planting

After two years of prepearing the thuja smaragd (on the start the trees looked like this), I decided it is time to make the group planting.

The plate for the planting.

The trees for the planting.

Drilling the holes in the plate.

I put together a special mix of soil that I used on the edge.

First layer - liapor (burned clay)

Making the trees reddy.

Let it begin...

I cowered all the surface with peat so the moss will grow nicer.

Sticking the moss on the surface.

Finished. I just have to adjust the crown a bit.

The sun did it's job too ... (we had 22°C !!!)