Friday, December 31, 2010

Overwintering trees - experimenting with some principles

As it is widely accepted, the best way of overwintering the trees that stay outside is to put them on the ground. So, you just take them of their shelves or posts and put them down on the ground. That is the basic principle that Walter Pall thaught us a few years ago. I decided to check the raw phisics behind that overwintering technic.
I prepared two (2) identical thermometers (same type, same model, same manufacturer).
One thermometer was placed 1.80 meters from the ground at the eye sight, fixed on the doorpost. We can call it T(1).
The other thermometer was placed on the ground surface in my garden. (the ground cover is grass - now frozen)
During these  days we've had a few centimeters of snow over the grass (up to 10 centimeters). The second thermometer was forced through the snow, in the upright position, until it reached the ground.
That second thermometer  is T(2).
The measurements were checked at the same time in succession for a week. Sometimes twice a day, in the morning and in the evening.


T(1) -9C...T(2) -3C
T(1) -6C...T(2) -3C
T(1) -5C...T(2) -3C
T(1) -8C...T(2) -3C
T(1) -5C...T(2) -3C
T(1) -6C...T(2) -3C
T(1) -5.5C...T(2) -2.5C
T(1) -4C...T(2) -3C
T(1) -3.5C...T(2) -2C
T(1) -6C...T(2) -3.5C

It is possible to make more measurements but I believe that something can be concluded even now. Temperature is NOT the same on bonsai shelves and on the ground level.
Snow (even that thin cover) can serve as a good insulator in addition to ground level position.
Temperature rarely drops below -3C on the ground level and if it does, that changes are much slower than on bonsai shelves or posts.
So, if you have the opportunity, always put bonsai pots on the ground. If there's a snow, let it cover pots and trees. In addition, you can add more with a showel. That's a perfect way to overwinter the trees in the garden.

P.S. Happy New Year to all of you my bonsai friends.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Mauro Stemberger weekend ... 22. - 23. 10. 2011.

It is a big pleasure to inform you that we will have a weekend with Mauro Stemberger on 22. - 23. 10. 2011. Zagreb, Bistra.
Mauro will perform a demo with an outstanding pinus mugho "Constrictor". Second day - workshop with Mauro Stemberger.
Everybody is welcome.
Admission fees will be announced later but on time.
Anybody interested please contact me via e-mail

Monday, December 13, 2010

Kevin Willson - Demo & Workshop

Kevin Willson - Demo and Workshop will be held in Zagreb, Bistra on 24. - 25. 09. 2011.

The Theme will be "Drilling technics". First day Kevin will perform a demo. Second day we plan to have a workshop whole day with maximum 8 participants. Anybody with an interest, please, let me know as soon as possible because, places will be occupied in a short time.
The exact timetable will be announced after New Year.

Admission fees will be announced in a few weeks time.

There will be no limitations in a number of spectators for watching demo or just watching workshop. Admission fees for watching the whole event will be announced in a few weeks time.
Anybody me on my e-mail:
See you !

Friday, December 3, 2010

My new Rc Car blog

Rc Addiction Disorder

Remote control cars, trucks and hellicopters. The things that I love very much.