Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Last hunt of the year

Digging for yamadori is over for this year. In the mountains is allredy cold.
Yamadori, see you next year!

The remains of today's digging. (The hole was filled and covered afterwards.)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Repotted mini forsythia

In Opatia, Croatia I finally found a fitting pot (Walsall ceramics) for my mini forsythia.

Autumn in full flow

The first thing I noticed when I came back from Croatia, was how much the color of my bonsai changed.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Exhibition in Croatia

This weekend, the 24. and 25. October, our delegation (my family included) visited the South naber country, Croatia for the exhibition.
After two years since I was there the last time they made quite some progression on the exhibition quallity. They even brought in a world renown bonsai artist Mauro Stemberger, the president of the Italian UBI.
It was a nice weekend with old and new friends.

The place of the happening.

Mauro in action.

A part of the Slovenian delegation.

A nice peace of material.

Again there was quite a lot of blood.

Left: Peter Evans, who flew all the way from England, just for the exhibit.

Ofcorse we didn't manage witouth relaxation.

A Slovenian bonsai (right).

My azalea.

Some other bonsai.

And for the finish, the olive from Mauro.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The yellowish juniper got its final pot

Finally I repotted this juniper of mine. It got this ERIN pot. Does it look good?
Judge yourself.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Layered willow

This is a willow bonsai, that came to be from a branch of a big willow tree. That happened last year in spring. The first year it allredy formed a nice crown. But sadly most of the branches froze in winter and died off. The only solution then wass to restyle it into a shohin. And that with air layering.
I layered it this year, in july,and transplanted it yesterday, after only 4 months. See the results for yourselves.

I planted it into this ERIN pot, which is probably the final one.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Workshop in Trzic

Today I atended a club workshop.
For a difference I was there as an instructor gaving advice and help.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Autumn showing

The forces of autumn are allredy visible on my bonsai.
I love it.

Firethorn update

Escaping the fog

I woke up in a fogy sunday but I rather have sun, so I went hiking in the mountains again.

But it didn't go witouth new yamadori.