Italiano For bonsai lovers spring maybe the busiest season of the year, first check if winter caused some damage, then bring the plants „out“ of their winter sleep, well… you know what I mean, the greenhouse. After that you have to make sure that no late frost could damage your trees. And when the first… Continue reading It’s spring – repotting time!
Well well! Another year went by and so much has happened. New families were made, some families fell apart; some new friends have earned the title of “friend”, some not; some bonsai were styled for good and some need time to mature. I did have 4 goasl for 2013 and I achieved at least 3… Continue reading Archived goals and new issues
This last december I had the opportunity to have tree workshop by my teacher. The first one was on a pinus sylvestis (scots pine), the second on a juniperus chinensis (juniper) and the third was on a picea abies (spruce) owned by Nicola himself. Normaly I have an idea about the first styling on my… Continue reading Workshop in december
Last week I went to Nicola’s for another workshop. We worked on an abies picea or spruce, I created a Kusanomo, some Shitakusa, we did some autumn work on two shohin, a zelkova and an acer burgeniamum. It takes me up to 2.30 hours to travel to Nicola’s place and during the long way by… Continue reading Creating a forest out of almost nothing
The first time I heard this term I was fascinated by the sound of it: “shin gyo so”…it sounds so poetic, so mysterious. And then someone tried to explain its meaning to me, and I didn’t understand a thing! Having a western mindset we are prone to learn from textbooks, from theoretical rules which make… Continue reading Shin gyo so