Tuesday, September 24, 2013

6th International Alpen Adria Bonsai Exhibition

This weekend the 6th International Alpen Adria Bonsai Exhibition took place in a nice small town called St. Veit in Austria. The exhibition was organized by the bonsai club Oesterreichische Bonsai Freunde and trees from Austria, Italy and Slovenia ware on display. 

From members of the Slovenian Bonsai Club five trees ware in the exhibition and three trees won four awards. Tomaz Kovsca's Juniper received two awards, best tree in the category big trees and best tree by the selection of visitors. Rajko's Carpinus received the price for the best  tree in the category of medium sized trees and Nik's tree received a price for the best tree in the category small trees. Congratulations to all :)

Tomaz Kovsca - Juniper 

Rajko Podgornik Reš - Carpinus Coreana

Nik Rozman - Euonymus Verrucosa

Tomaž Hafner - Pinus Sylvestris

Blaž Konec Pinki - Acer Palmatum

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Spruce - first styling

This Spruce is a yamadori which was collected in the Alps. At this years Giareda in Italy I styled it for the first time. Because Giareda is a event where team work is written with big lattes Janez and Nik assisted and helped me with the work and next to lots of fun we had, the tree turned out quite nice.

Abies Picea yamadori - After collection

Befor the firts styling

Abies Picea after the first styling

The tree has nice basic characteristics and I think that with the deadwood as a focal point in a nice pot, maybe even a rock, it can turn out quite nice. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Giareda 2013

This weekend a great event took place - Giareda 2013. The event is organized by the Helen Club Bonsai in cooperation with the Progetto Futuro Bonsai School and was simply great. Two days of work on trees in small groups, demonstrations from instructors and an exhibition combined with lots of fun and party. The whole atmosphere was very relaxed, it was like a big happy family gathering.

Nik, Janez, Matjaž (Modri), Vid and me participated at the event and worked together on two trees, one Spruce and one Mugo Pine (unfortunately I don't have the final images of the trees and will post them latter). Both trees received a nice first styling and we received a big package of fun. 

In the exhibition some good trees ware on display. From Slovenia only Nik was exhibiting two trees in very creative and nice compositions and received second price for his nice juniper composition. Congratulations Nik :)

Nik-s. price wining Juniper

Nik-s second creative composition