streda 29. novembra 2017

PENJING NUMBER 6 - RAILWAY AND LAND (FOLKMAR ROCKS)


With hornbeam saplings.
Winter silhouette after 2 growing seasons.
Long roots coming from under the marble slab by now, I am thinking whether to repot next spring or wait another year...for example Harry Harrington didn´t repot his huge hawthorn in a tiny pot for 9 years to get fine ramification....


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Penjing číslo 6 - s železnicou - Folkmarské skaly


Osadený mladými hrabmi.
Zimná silueta po dvoch rastových sezónach.
Zo spodu už rastú dlhé korene, no rozmýšľam či na jar presadím, či ešte počkám - napríklad Harry Harrington nepresadil svoj veľký hloh v malinkej miske 9 rokov kvôli jemnému vetveniu....









pondelok 27. novembra 2017

BERBERIS PENJING FOR SALE


This one was created last year and is for sale.
The leaves turned orange this autumn and they look quite stunning live.


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Berberisová krajinka na predaj


Táto bola vytvorená minulý rok a je stále na predaj.
Listy sa túto jeseň vyfarbili pekne na oranžovo a naživo vyzerajú úchvatne.












piatok 24. novembra 2017

nedeľa 19. novembra 2017

LARGE JUNIPER NUMBER 3


It is getting tougher for me to do some work around the trees since my twins were born, but I am still able to find some time now and then and do some styling.
So during the last 3 weekend days I managed to start working on my last unstyled juniper that I acquired last year.
Here are some pics:


Before



first touches



after







As I haven´t had enough time to finish it properly, the foliage needs to be thinned out a bit and brought a bit closer to the trunk.

So here is the virtual of next steps







piatok 6. októbra 2017

ANOTHER JUNIPER STYLED


My latest work.


Before:



Cleaning the unwanted and dead branches



Changing inclination




After styling and carving



With accent - me - special photo for my online bonsai buddy Vladimír :P



And behind the scenes of professional bonsai photography from Byster - my mom and grandma helping :D


Video:






streda 27. septembra 2017

STYLING YAMADORI PINUS SYLVESTRIS TWIN TRUNK

During the last 2 days I styled this yamadori pine twin trunk, which I wrote about some time ago here, and I expressed my intention to style it as naturalistically as possible.
And when I got to it finally, I missed.
And I made a bonsai.
I hope I will figure out how to fix it and give it a bit more naturallistic (or penjing) look as time goes by.

















sobota 23. septembra 2017

SLOVAK NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION 2017

My video report from national exhibition that took place at the Botanical garden in Košice and was organized by SBA, Bonsai centre Košice and Bonsai club Košice. It was actually 2 exhibitions in 1 - the first one consisting of member´s trees and the second one of trees from Bonsai centre Košice.

Background music is my original instrumental composition called "Wind in my bonsai garden".




sobota 16. septembra 2017

SECOND WORKSHOP OF BONSAI CLUB KOŠICE 2017

It took place at Julo Kolesár´s place and it was a really nice day :)

I styled this juniper that was on sale for 15 euros in the garden centre and named it in a tribute to my newly born girls Bea and Rea - Mother with twins.





Karol and Julo were working together on another juniper



Milan Miko´s juniper have been discussed 


some other works









and random pics from the day






Milan Miko´s goulash is LEGENDARY!!! 
















utorok 12. septembra 2017

DEFINITE FRONT AND POT CHOICES




I have chosen the definite front for recently styled juniper.
It has better overall movement.
But since the tree was styled for the front that now became back of a tree, the crown will be edited a bit as time goes by and backbudding kicks in.


I am thinking about 2 pot styles for it, first would be to take it in chinese penjing direction following the styles of Wu Chengfa, Chen Chang and other penjing masters








or more common flower or round pot that is frequently used by another penjing master Qingquan Zhao too, and nearly always for japanese literati bonsai.




I like them both pretty much and can´t make up my mind.
But I have lot of time to think about this ahead so hopefully I will choose the one that will make me happy at the end. And if not I can try the other one after some time so this is not a real problem :D

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