On Sunday we took a good 3 hour drive to Italy, to the plesant town Marostica. We attended this years' UBI exhibition which took place behind the great defense wall of the old town. In the main entrance building at the wall the exhibition was held. And the plaza in front of it was reserved for the menny trader stands.
Here are some glimpses from the exhibition.
I must admit I was outraged when I saw the composition on the photo below. A tree planted in a TIRE !!! It is true that these days menny people are trying out some new aproaches and I must admit sometimes I try some too. But this is just too much. To plant such a perfect tree in rubber is simply a step too far. In my opinion quite a few steps I might say. And then there is the question how on earth could the organizers accept such a tree for this exhibition?! This is something I won't forget for a long time - in a bad way.
But stupid things aside... Overall it was a great bonsai event and I was very happy to come see the UBI exhibition once again after 5 years. Next time hopefully I will also bring some trees of my own.
I have got this Cotinus coggygria in a trade a few years ago. Finally some progress is showing since I repotted the tree, worked on the deadwood and gave it a new wiring job. This is quite a big tree actually but the photos are not showing it. Still a lot of work will be needed to become finished.