Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rainy day

They say that after the rain there's always the sun shining again. It's true.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rhododendron roughly styled

Still remmember this azalea I showed to you last year? Well this is how it looked like last October.

And this is after yesterday's styling and careful branch selection. I expect a lot of new branches soon.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring is here!

Spring is in full flow. Everything has buds and blooms.

Mini forsythia in full bloom

Itoigawa cuttings

The past days I have so much work with repotting, that I hardly find any time to post on my blog. Beside others I repotted 48 of my itoigawa juniper cuttings. These are one year old and all have roots now.
I will use them for grafting or for future shohin.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fair Flora

A gardening fair is held this veekend in Celje, Slovenia. As every year, the Slovenian bonsai club was invited to have a small exhibition and to make some demonstrations.
There are allways the same questions from the crowd: Why do you wire the tree? Why did you strip this branch?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The season is opened

The season of collecting yamadori is opened! So, the last weekend I collected a hornbeam and an ash from the local forrest.
I cut those two shorter last year and so they have grown some long new branches.

PS: This is my happy face after a hard days work :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

4th International exhibition is comming

This year the 4th International bonsai exhibit is held in the Congress center Mons in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It will take place on the weekend of 8th and 9th May 2010.
Everyone is welcome!

As allways there will be lots going on. The main demonstrators will be Enrico Savini (IT) and Marek Gajda (PL). Besides them there will also be a few Slovenian demonstrators, me included.

Tony Tickle's virtual contest on IBC

Tony Tickle has started some sort of contest on the IBC for making the best virtual outh of this hawthorn. See link here.

This is what kind of bonsai I see in it:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Snowing again

It is snowing again. And I hope this snow will soon be gone, because I can't weith for spring to arrive.
Meteorologists predicted 50 cm of new snow just today!!! Thank god they got it wrong as usual. Now we have about 3 cm of it.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Shohin olive

This is an shohin-sized wild olive - Olea oleaster that I purchased this year at Noelanders Trophy in Belgium. (I think it eas pa pretty good bargin. =D) Anyway, so far I cut most of the unneccesary branches and repotted it yesterday. In a month or so I will give it a complete styling.
You will get the report.

After the buy


Back side

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring is knocking on the door

The arrival of spring has allready left a mark on the bonsai.