Saturday, August 19, 2017

Summer Camp in Walter's garden #1

We had a lot of fun and learned from each other in the very advanced summer camp.
Marija Hajdic and Andria Zocic from Croatia, Jennifer Price from USA, Jan Culek from Czechia, Thomas from Germany.

Here a few glimpses.

Trident maple #9

A week ago this tree was 'recklessly and with utter disrespect mutilated' by me to be seen in a public video. The pot was 'sprayed with can paint'  - unbelievable. Well, it was hedge pruned and the pot was sprayed with silicon. A couple days later the maple was planted into the great new pot by Tom Benda. 'Recklessly with full foliage still on and at the worst time of the year. In addition the roots were shortened with a saw - how incredible!'.  The 'biggest problem is the beginners will see this and copy it'. Well, this is why I show it. In the end methods can only be judged by results. It was remarked that 'this man’s trees would be outstanding had they ever gotten into the right hands'. Oh I would love to see the results and learn from that.

The pot at the moment appears a bit too large. The crown will become larger by 25 % and the trunk will gain in girth by one third due to the hedge cutting method within the next four years. Then it will look right.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ride needed on Sunday, October 8 from Chicago area to Detroit area.

Ride needed on Sunday, October 8 from Chicago area to Detroit area.

On Sunday, October 8 my Int. Bonsai Academy at Hidden Gardens, south of Chicago will end mid-afternoon. I hope to get a ride with someone who drives to Detroit area right away. I should be there sometime in the evening on Sunday. I hope there is a person from Michigan who will attend the Bonsai Academy at Hidden Gardens.
Any ideas?
please write to

Walter Pall

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Wild Cherry #24

The tree now is in this great pot by Christian Rastner from Austria. It is planted a bit high on purpose. In two years the tree will have corrected this and it will look right. If I had not done this the tree then would sit too low.