Sunday, November 28, 2010

workshops in Portland, Or on Tuesday, Dec. 7


On Tuesday, December 7 this year I will be in
Portland, Or area. Randy Knight offers workhsops
for this day. It is either full day of half day.
Silent observers are also welcome. This will be
a BYO - workhop - BYO - bring your own.
Bring anything, from shrub in box to exhibit ready
bonsai.Bring several trees if ossible. Everything will
be discussed thoroughly.
 
Call Randy Knight for details: 503-396-6323 
 
 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

last call for seminar in Harrisburg next weekend

Seminar at Nature's Way Nursery in Harrisburg, Pa

BEFORE WINTER WITH WALTER AND JIM

Join Walter Pall and Jim Doyle for in an depth study . Any level of bonsai expierience welcome. Health, care, styling, deadwood development & design focusing on Naturalistic styling of your previous trees, existing trees or future trees along with many examples.
Limited participation in this new offering here at Nature's Way Nursery & Bonsai studio.

A lot of time will be reserved to "Ask the Master" all sorts of questions including: Bonsai in Europe, taking professional photographs, Pallsai design, substrate feeding and watering complex, maple development, Tree Inspiration for all brought trees. We encourage you to bring 1-3 trees. Some time available for "next step" development.
European Bonsai scene & styling included in this scholarly discussion.
20% discount given to all students. !5% off all WP trees.

Walter and Jim are excited to offer this event and look forward to seeing old and new friends. Need hotel help...let us know.

Friday December 3 6-9 Discussion and program
Saturday " 4 9:30-6 light lunch included we may all go out to dinner together dutch treat
Sunday " 5 10-4

Cost: $150
85 single day 50% deposit required

Sign up by calling 717-545-4555 ask for Jim and mention Winter with Walter & Jim

Thursday, November 25, 2010

New blog - WP videos

See this: WP videos

Here all videos will be collected which have to do with WP and bonsai and related.
I started with the ones made by Sebastijan Sandev. They are all in English without translation. This is why I call them 'English straight'.
many more will follow. There are about 30 to 50 videos about and with WP floating around. We'll see how many I get. Some are lousy, some are good.

Happy Thanksgiving

To all my American readers and possibly some outside America. Halloween never was a German holiday and now we have Halloween parties all over the place. Cultural pollution we call it. Well, Thanksgiving would be much nicer. It is a good time of the year for holidays anyway - nothing else to do. Trees are all in winter storage, the days are short and it is too cold to work outside. So one screws up the blog and other destructive things. To eat huge turkeys might be better. For the turkey industry for sure.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New design - how do you like it?

Better? Worse? Good? Very good? Just OK?
anything goes in comments.

Three seminars in Germany in 2011 - German

The seminars are in German, so the announcement is in German. Sorry.


Im Jahre 2011 finden drei Seminare Potenzialerkennung in Deutschland statt.

- 23. April bei Suteki Bonsai in Berlin

- 4. Juni in Enger bei Bonsaischule Enger

- 17. September bei Bonsaigaten in Linda (18. September Workhop in Linda)

Beschreibung der Inhalte und Anmeldung bei florapan

hornbeam and linden with snow

The linden will be prepared for Noelanders Trophy.

First snow and two forests


Saturday, November 20, 2010

two large forests

1) Pinus cembra, cembra pine

2) European spruce, Picea abies

waiting for the BMW exhibit next spring.

Larch number 1

Thsi tree is made ready for the Noelanders Trophy. The crown was edited a bit, the deadwood completely cleaned and just a little bit of lime sulphur with ink applied.

Chinese elm

Chinese elm. Ulmus parvifolia, 65 cm high, pot by Derek Aspinall. Now, six years after the catastrophy (almost all branches died over winter) it looks better than ever. At the moment it is a bit too poodely though. I will have to get a bit more structure into the pads.

Friday, November 19, 2010

One more plug for the upcoming seminar in Harrisburg, Pa.

Good news: the seminars in Harrisburg will be integrated in the WP International Bonsai Academy.  We already have a sizable attendance secured. There will be so many that it will not take place in the normal room but in the new greenhouse. There we can host 50 or more folks. On that weekend Nature's Way Nursery will have their Christmas Open House. This means that you can expect to get bargains. It is possible to talk about all the collected trees there too. You could take them with you right away as Christmas gift for someone or yourself.

Seminar at Nature's Way Nursery in Harrisburg, Pa

BEFORE WINTER WITH WALTER AND JIM

Join Walter Pall and Jim Doyle for in an depth study . Any level of bonsai expierience welcome. Health, care, styling, deadwood development & design focusing on Naturalistic styling of your previous trees, existing trees or future trees along with many examples.
Limited participation in this new offering here at Nature's Way Nursery & Bonsai studio.

A lot of time will be reserved to "Ask the Master" all sorts of questions including: Bonsai in Europe, taking professional photographs, Pallsai design, substrate feeding and watering complex, maple development, Tree Inspiration for all brought trees. We encourage you to bring 1-3 trees. Some time available for "next step" development.
European Bonsai scene & styling included in this scholarly discussion.
20% discount given to all students. !5% off all WP trees.

Walter and Jim are excited to offer this event and look forward to seeing old and new friends. Need hotel help...let us know.

Friday December 3 6-9 Discussion and program
Saturday " 4 9:30-6 light lunch included we may all go out to dinner together dutch treat
Sunday " 5 10-4

Cost: $150
85 single day 50% deposit required

Sign up by calling 717-545-4555 ask for Jim and mention Winter with Walter & Jim

Monday, November 15, 2010

Two deutzia

Tow Deutzia gracilis, started form ordinary garden bush 25 years ago. Both shohin size.

wild cherry with lots of deadwood

Wild cherry, Prunus mahaleb, collected. This one has phenomenal deadwood. I will get a pot by John Pitt in Jauary. in April it will go into the new pot and then it might even flower later on. this one has a bright future.

more small ashes

All colleted flowering ash, Fraxinus ornus, all shohin size, all in training less than a year.




more small hornbeams

First few: Oriental hornbeam, Carpinus orientalis, all collected and,all in training less than one year, all shohin size or smaller.
Last one European hornbeam, Carpinus betulus, shohin size.


more small dogwood

All collected Cornus mas, all in training since less than one year, all shohin size.

second big dogwood

Common dogwood, Corunus mas, collected in Hungary.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

burnig bush

Burning bush. Euonymus europea. First styling this summer.

small hawthorn

Crataegus monogyna, 27 cm high.