Saturday, June 14, 2014

6th International bonsai exhibition - demo: Sándor Papp

The third of our demonstrators was Sándor Papp. He comes from Budapest, Hungary. Both days he was working on scots pines imported from south France. Elegant trees are he's speciality and therefore he created two very nice trees during this weekend.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

6th International bonsai exhibition - demo: Andrea Melloni

One of the main demonstrators was Andrea Melloni.Andrea was in Slovenia already two years ago and left a gread impression that's why we invited him back. He had demonstrations both days and worked on three pines, all Pinus sylvestris. Work well done.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

6th International bonsai exhibition - demo: Nik Rozman

On Saturday I was one of three demonstrators on the stage. I was working on an urban yamadori. A Taxus baccata from a gas station I dug out about six years ago. I spent a long time preparing this tree, since it took quite a while to make the foliage denser so it could me styled.  My assistant was my good friend Jože Gros.

The old needles removed and the deadwood painted with lime sulphur. Ready to start wiring.

Finished work.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

6th International bonsai exhibition - awards

Like on any other exhibition awards were given. There were six awards in total. The award for best tree, the award for the best tree selected by visitors and four nominations.

The best tree award was given to my Cornus mas.

Tomaz's juniper was selected best bonsai by visitors vote.

And here are the four nominations.
The first is a Chamaecyparis Pisifera Boulevard by Roland Petek

Another tree owned by me. A literati Picea abies.

Chamaecyparis by Rajko Podgornik Res.

And Phyllirea Angustifolia by Stefano Del Pin from Italy.

And here some more from the overall winner.

Monday, June 2, 2014

6th International bonsai exhibition

Finally, after two years out bonsai club organized another exhibition in the hotel Mons in Ljubljana, Slovenia. There were 60 trees from Austria, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia exhibited and the level was higher than ever. I could easily compare it with this year's Arco. Sadly there were few visitors.

Here a few glimpses from the event.

I exhibited nine trees this time. Here are the photos.