Another specimen from a collection I purchased in summer 2017. This european linden had been collected around 2003 and as a yamadori it has been quite lucky not to catch a fungi, which is quite common in our sub-mountainous region. I remember that I made the very first styling back in 2005-2006, since then I´ve just occasionally met the tree until the purchase two years ago. This spring we changed the pot for a bigger,
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This european hornbeams group planting  occured as a side-product of a much bigger project of mixed hornbeam &beech forest. In 90´s my father collected tiny seedlings of both species and put them in ground where they were regularly hedge pruned once or twice a year. In spring 2009 (photo below) all the trees were lifted from the ground and a big forest was planted which took us a whole day, then the leftovers (not very
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A few glimpses from our bonsai garden –  November 2019. Pár momentek z naší bonsajové zahrady v listopadu 2019. autumn2019 16 autumn2019 15 autumn2019 14 autumn2019 13 autumn2019 12 autumn2019 11 autumn2019 10 autumn2019 09 autumn2019 08 autumn2019 07 autumn2019 06 autumn2019 05 autumn2019 04 autumn2019 03 autumn2019 02 autumn2019 01
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We collected this silver birch in spring 2008 very close to our home: surprisingly, it featured nice movement and had some branches low on trunk which is quite difficult to find among birches. It survived without any problems or further dieback, so in 2010 and 2012 we could do first and second styling/wiring. Since then, the crown has been edited mostly by pruning and trimming, somehow we have never found time to work on this
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Winter 2018/2019: I purchased this interesting chinese elm clump two years ago as a part of my friend´s  collection. Haven´t done a lot since then, just feeding a lot and trimming in order to keep the tree in good health condition. I know this tree for a long time, however, I´ve never really liked the tree/pot combo, so this spring I definitely plan to change the pot for a bigger oval, I hope to find
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This chuhin size korean hornbeam is progressing nicely since I purchased it in summer 2018. In winter it was fully restyled and in spring 2019 repotted into a pot by Hugo Studenik. Now it is ready for the exhibition in Prague which will be held very soon on 7 – 8 September. Tento menší korejský habr jsem pořídil loni v létě a od té doby se pěkně posunul – přes zimu proběhlo kompletní přetvarování a
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I posted this little guy on our old blog back in December 2018 when I did a restyling, here is a previous text: I purchased this shimpaku juniper 2 years ago as a little bit neglected used-to-be bonsai imported from Japan many years ago. In those past 2 growing seasons I´ve been wondering how to improve this tree in terms of aesthetic design and this late fall I reset the structure and change the planting
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This monster larch is definitely an eye-catcher on our bonsai garden. Started in 2013 and the actual look is from the complete re-styling made this February. The larch will feature in an article in next issue of the czech bonsai magazine, so this time I´ll let speak the images for themselves. Tento mohutný modřín je vděčným objektem pohledů návštěvníků naší zahrady. Založen byl na jaře 2013 a aktuální podoba je z posledního kompletního tvarování z
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From all the spring blooming of dozens of deciduous trees, mostly p.mahaleb, in our bonsai garden I´ve had time to decently photographed just this one (which will feature in an article in a czech bonsai magazine). As every year, at this time we are completely busy with repotting, some yamadori collecting and also work on client´s gardens. Anyhow, you can see this mahalebs´s progression in gallery below, getting better year by year, this summer we
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Lets continue with wonderful taiwanese mountains. Sometimes the beauty looks totally unnatural :). Perhaps no one needs more recommendations for visiting Taiwan. It does not matter, if you will visit Taroko national park or some other one, beautiful nature can be found in each of them. Pokračování z taiwanských hor. Některá místa vypadají opravdu kýčovitě, ale je to asi ta nejlepší pozvánka a motivace pro Vás vycestovat také na Taiwan a vidět tu krásnou přírodu
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Back to heaven. I am happy to share next batch of photos from incredible taiwanese moutains. Amazing twisted trunks of mountain junipers, ancient rhododendrons, cloudy peaks…. No more words needed, enjoy! Zpátky do taiwanských hor! Představuji další sérii fotek z překrásných taiwanských vrcholků. Všude kolem byly překrásně zkroucené kmeny horských jalovců, prastaré rododendrony, vrcholky v mracích…. Netřeba dalších slov. MDR6268 MDR6266 MDR6265 MDR6261 MDR6259 MDR6255 MDR6192-HDR-Pano MDR6151 MDR6091-HDR-Pano MDR6064-HDR-Panoweb MDR6007 MDR6006 MDR6005
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Taiwan is the worlds fourht-highest island, with the highest point at Jade mountain at 3952 meters. Almost 70% of island is covered by mountains, what an amazing island! Finally we spent 5 days on trek in Taroko national park and it must be said that it was a wonderful time. It was 5 days of hiking in unspoiled nature, wild forests full of ancient trees. We were not sure what to expect from the point
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New bonsai evolution has been added to the gallery. Working this european spruce has never been an easy task: its history includes a couple of sessions of heavy bending (with trunk splitting), reducing outgrown branches etc. For the first time now, the crown has been styled in a more detailed way and I´m starting to like the shape of this tree. Repotting into the new position should be another step ahead this spring. Nový vývoj
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I purchased this sabina juniper in 2017 with 2 more trees of same species, all of them collected yamadori from Switzerand. At that time this tree was after its first styling and other trees were even more mature. This winter I have found some time to restyle the tree more accordingly to my personal taste and towards the „taiwanese mountain junipers“ style. It is still a rough sketch of what it should look like, but
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In the first months of this year we have worked on many deciduous trees, among them on these two field maples. For both of them it was the second styling. The huge one was collected in 2014 with a lot of effort :-). With its height aprox. 140 cm it is one of the most powerful deciduous specimens in our garden. V zimních měsících jsme stihli zapracovat na mnoha listnáčích a mezi nimi i na
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New bonsai evolution has been added to the photogallery. This interesting twin trunk hornbeam has had quite a quick progression till the date. Collected in 2013 and planted immediately into a shallow container thanks to its very good and flat rootball. Styled twice so far and the crown is developing well. Already hoping to see it with opening leaves as most of our deciduous trees after the long winter period… Nový vývoj habrového dvojkmene přidán
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Come back to Hwa Fong exhibition again, I want to share few detailed shots of these amazing trees, hope you will enjoy it :). Zpátky k výstavě Hwa Fong, rád bych ještě ukázal pár detailů stromů z tého úžasné výstavy, snad se Vám budou líbit. MDR5487 resize MDR5477 resize MDR5468 resize MDR5466 resize MDR5463 resize MDR5453 resize MDR5443 resize MDR5435 resize MDR5431 resize MDR5430 resize MDR5342 resize
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New bonsai evolution has been added to the photogallery. This spruce is also a typical specimen collected from surrounding hills: some interesting trunk movement, otherwise, crown made of very long branches with foliage on its tips. 3 years after its collecting, in 2012 we decided to press a litlle more the lower part of the trunk using the jack. However, it still didn´t have enough movement in the middle section, therefore two years later we
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During our Taiwan trip, we had a chance to visit few bonsaists and their gardens. Of course, it was possible thanks to our great guide Min Hsuan Lo, so ones more, thanks a lot for this opportunity! It was inspiring to discuss about the different styles, tree species, possibilities, about the taiwanese approach to bonsai art. As we mentioned before, we like the taiwanese way of styling and also the way, how they prepare trees
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New bonsai story has been added to the photogallery. We rescued this very old and massive berberis from a newly reconstructed garden around a villa house built in 20 ´s of 20th century, this happened in spring 2008. Luckily, it survived without any problem and grew heavily since first moment  We started the very first interventions in 2010 and in 2011 it got its first pot – even without any further styling it pleased us
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A detail wiring and re-shapíng of this chuhin size hornbeam has taken place recently. Last year we changed its pot for a one by Martin Ašenbrener, which was for better in my opinion. A couple of root grafts for improvng nebari should be a right thing to do in near future, overall, the tree is progressing nicely! Po letech opět přišla řada na vydrátování a vyladění koruny tohoto habrového prcka. Minulý rok jsme změnili misku
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Lets continue with deciduos trees gallery from Hwa fong. 95% of trees is big sized, as we used to say „two-man trees“. That is size which we love and also work with :). ENJOY! Prohledněte si galerii listnáčů z výstavy Hwa fong. Téměř všechny stromy jsou v té největší kategorii, jak u náš říkáme „dvouchlapé bonsaje“. Přesně tuto velikost máme rádi :). _MDR5459_resize _MDR5429_resize _MDR5428_resize _MDR5424_resize _MDR5423_resize _MDR5409_resize _MDR5404_resize _MDR5402_resize _MDR5401_resize _MDR5394_resize _MDR5392_resize _MDR5391_resize _MDR5390_resize
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New bonsai story has been added to the photogallery. We collected this european spruce in 2005 from a local grove where people used to cut branches or whole apexes of spruces for Christmas decoration, therefore, kind of pre-bonsai preparation had been made prior to collecting. With such a material, we need to focus in first aprox. 5 years just on regaining strenght and compacting crown, mainly by backbudding produced by right timed pruning (in June
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See this amazing gallery of conifer bonsai trees from Hwa Fong exhibition. Really exceptional juniper and pine trees. What we like about these trees is the taiwanese styling, which is very different from the japanese style, but it looks much more natural and final result is very close to real junipers in nature. Later we will also post some shots of junipers from the mountains, so you can then compare it. It is good to
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New bonsai evolution of a big deciduous forest has been added to the gallery. The start of this huge composition dates back to the 90 ´s when my father collected some young seedlings of hornbeams and beeches and put them in ground in order to prepare them for the future. Some 15 years later with just pruning crowns and roots, these tiny trees became interesting bonsai material. In 2009 we created this forest planting with
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New bonsai story has been added to the photogallery. We found this spruce in 2005 clinging from a forest road bank and we kind liked its weird looking nebari and old bark. As with most spruces collected in our low-lands, the branches were quite leggy and not compact at all, a characteristic which always takes years to get rid off. Therefore, we had been preparing this spruce for 9 years before first styling could take
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Lets continue with shohin bonsai trees, which were presented at Hwa fong exhibition at exceptional quality. Please notice an interesting bonsai pots of different styles, colours, also with paintings. Shohiny byly prezentovány na výstavě ve výjímečné kvalitě. Povšimněte si také stylů a barevnosti misek, často s ručně malovanými kresbami, které se na Taiwanu těší oblibě. 9_resize 8_resize 7_resize 6_resize 5_resize 4_resize 3_resize 2_resize 14_resize 13_resize 12_resize 11_resize 10_resize 1_resize Zpět
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New bonsai evolution has been added to the photogallery. I know this tree for 15+ years, I pruned it and repotted it a few times while still in my client´s collection, then for some 10 years I lost track of this hornbeam…  In summer 2017, as I purchased the majority of my client´s trees, I was glad that I encountered this old fella again. This korean hornbeam was imported 20+ years from Korea or Japan,
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The exhibition Hwa Fong was interesting by presenting large trees or shohin size trees, almost no middle size. Exactly how we like it :). I would like to share few shots of shohin stands. Výstava Hwa fong byla výjimečná tím, že prezentovala velikostně nadstandardní stromy, případně shohiny, jen výjimečně stromy střední velikosti. Takže přesně dle našeho gusta :). _MDR5492-2 _MDR5491-2-2 _MDR5422-2 _MDR5420-2 _MDR5346-2 _MDR5333-2 _MDR5319-2_resize Zpět
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At the beginning of November, we had a great opportunity to visit taiwanese bonsai exhibition Hwa Fong 2018. It was already the 23rd year of this most prestigious exhibition in Taiwan. Our guide has become Min Hsuan Lo, one of the world’s most respected bonsai masters in this island country. In this first part on our photostory from Taiwan, I would like to share few views from this exceptional exhibition. Začátkem listopadu jsme měli skvělou
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New bonsai story of a Pinus sylvestris bunjin has been added to the photogallery. This elegant scots pine was collected in 2012 from a rocky area: at first sight it seemed to be uncollectable as it grew straight into a rock, but we managed to get rid of a front stone tap and found out that it was growing in a perfect small hollow, so we could lift it up with almost intact rootball. Therefore,
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