Friday, May 8, 2009

White lilac in flowers

My lilac is in flowers - I love this tree!

With me for scale.

I have found this tree in 2006 in a flower shop just around our corner - interesting how it got there... Of course I have bought it!

The tree in 2006, marked with red where I haved planned to pruned - eventually I have left the left-side thick dead branch. I have to thank Walter Pall for his advice on the Internet Bonsai Club on this tree!

The lilac in August 2006 - it has sprouted vigirously after havin cut back in the spring.

Crassula ovata - 'Gollum'

A Crassula ovata that I have acquired during the spring flower exhibition. This is a leaf mutant with very interesting, almost tubular leafs, 'Gollum' if I'm not mistaken.
A great trunk and a great feel about this tree!

Min Hsuan Lo in Budapest

On April 14th, Min Hsuan Lo has visited Budapest and our bonsai club had the honour of seeing him doing a demonstration.
He was working on refining an old hornbeam. It was a great pleasure to see Min's demonstration as for me he is one of the greatest bonsai masters I know of, with a very unique style.

Ervin Katona, the president of the club and Min are greeting each other. Min has received the 25th anniversary plaquette of the club from Ervin. Min was talking about 2009 Asia-Pacific Bonsai Ehibition that he will be heading in Taiwan.

First the future front of the tree was chosen. Min has evaluated several options and even had the audience vote for the front.

Sanyi Papp was helping during the demonstration with the wiring.

Min with the finished tree that turned out great.

After the demonstration Min has answered some questions of the audience, among others he was talking about his personal style and how he sees bonsai.

See you next time!

Min Hsuan Lo in Budapest - an amazing event for me!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Spring exhibition 2009

Between 22. and 24. April our Club took part in the Spring Flower Exhibition at the University of Horticulture. Our exhibition was a little bit smaller than usual. I have presented these three trees (I will post pictures of some of the other trees in my exhibition blog).

I took my little broom-style hornbeam that I'm working on since 2006, I think it's coming along nicely.

I took this literati hawthorn for its flowers. It has a very interesting trunk and a still undeveloped branch structure (I have collected the tree in 2007) but it was full in flowers.

I have also exhibited this larch that I have bought as an unstyled yamadori from Karl Thier in 2007. The potting is bad but all the roots are on the left side so I couldn't pot up otherwise. Next year I will try to remove some more roots and pot it in a round pot instead of this oval. The companion plant is a small Sedum in a lovely kusamono pot by Dan Barton that I got as a gift from Tony Tickle (the pot is set on a flat stone).


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