Sunday, October 24, 2010

Moments together

Hey, what are you doing. Mario did not understand that the demo was over.
Don with an extra head. Chajko's head budded from Don's. That's because, everybody wants to be Chajko and his ideas are infectious.
Don after surgery and removal of an extra head. Looks ok.

Thank you Mauro and Ilaria

Thank you Mauro. You are great. So cool :) !

So, I will remember given promises...see you next year, spring at your place and autumn in Bistra again. Can't wait to see your trees!!!

Thanks Ilaria! Big hug and a kiss to you ;) .

Mauro Stemberger Demo - Pinus mugho, day two

Day two. Chajko's pinus mugho kengai!

Mr Stemberger and Kimurica examining the tree.

Happy Kimurica :)
Finished cascade

Mauro Stemberger Demo - Pinus mugho


Mugho after collecting 2008.

Mauro starts and explains the plan.

Fase 1 - cleaning and removing unnecessary.

Fire, fire everywhere

Makita touch
Raphia and wire
Nitto tape

Bend me and tie me down...

Few final adjustments
Five hours mugho with our sensei..

Monday, October 18, 2010

For everybody who is coming to work with Mauro Stemberger next weekend

We will start Saturday 10.00h.
Lunch break at local Pizza Lasagne restaurant 13.00-14.30h. Coffee.
Afternoon start 14.45/15.00h.
End of the first day 19.00h

Dinner together 20.30h.......

Sunday starting at 9.00h
Finish 15.00h

Detailed info on my mail

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fushigi (miracle) orientalis

This was my friend Mario's tree. Well, we've found the way and now it's mine. He named it "miracle"...japanese word will be "fushigi", so I'm gonna keep the name Mario originally gave to this tree.
This is one outstanding tree. Even now, as a starting material looks very good. Next year or during the winter...first wiring. So we'll see. I see a great future. Pay attention to fantastic sculpted trunk and nebari!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mugho season 2010.

Collection site.

It is probably ideal when the tree growes on the rock or at least leaning on the rock. Many finer roots find their place in the mugho needles duff that gathers on the rock beneath the tree. You can see roots protruding from the duffy bed formed on the rock.

Mugho in temporary box which will be his home for the next 4-5 years.

Zig-zag trunk pattern that attracted me to this tree. This is not really visible on photos, sorry
Back side is also very interesting, one more option for future design. Didn't take a photo of back side, maybe next time.