Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tall literati

At my reacent trip to UBI I finally recieved my ordered final pot for my tall literati spruce. The pot was made by the Italian potter Piero Cantù.

Last spring - still in old pot.

New pot.

This is the tree as it was found in summer 2008.

Monday, April 13, 2015

XIX UBI, Marostica, Italy

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.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Yellow flowers

This year my mame Forsythia has more flowers then ever. Here are some nice photos I took today for you all to enjoy.

The present back of the tree has turned out to be quite nice aswell.