|Working in the sun :)|
|Janez (The Ham Guy)|
|Enrico and Janez working on a Mugo Pine|
|Vid and Matjaz|
Matjaz and Vid ware working on two Pinus Sylvestris. On the first one a heavy band was made, a new graft was added and then the tree was put to a rest. The other Sylvestris was ready for its first serious styling. I think the end result of the styling is really promising.
|Pinus Sylvestris before the workshop|
|Pinus Sylvestris after the workshop|
Janez also stlyed his Pinus Mugo which was transformed in a very nice tree. When I look a at this tree it is obvious that preparation of a Pine yamadori is one of the key elements for a successful styling with a good result.
|Janez's Mugo Pine before the styling|
|Janez's Mugo Pine after the styling|
I was also working on two Mugo Pines. On the first one we only grafted some new branches to improve the structure of the branches for the future.
I'm especially happy that I learned the grafting technique because I have a feeling that grafting enormously expands the area of possibilities for a good styling.
The goal of the styling on the other Mugo Pine was to define the future design and prepare the tree for this direction. We made a branch selection and styled the deadwood. In the next steps I will work on the foliage and balance the energy with the goal to develop a strong, healthy basis for the branch positioning and definition of the crown and pads.
|Mugo Pine before the workshop|
|Mugo Pine after the first step|
Overall I think it was a great new experience where I gathered new knowledge and experience.