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early on the 17th of May, after a very warm 1,5 hour drive, I arrived in Edigem (Belgium) for my demo at this years Bonsai show from the (Antwerp section) of the “Vlaamse Bonsai Vereniging”. I had brought along a Yamadori Pinus Silvestris that I had prepared partly at home so that I would have time enough to finish it at this demo! Two thick branches needed to be bend sevearly so the time consuming aplying of wet rafia to protect the branches was allready don at home to safe time! I also had prepared a large wooden board to hold the whole pot and tree into it’s new forward tilted position during the demo!
Even though it was a very warm day there were still a lot of visitors in the larg hall were the event was staged!
Below: Section of the hall were the prices for the lotery were showed.
Below: Having a coffey and a friendly talk with my old Belgium Bonsai friend Huub Behets.
Below: My demo tree before the work begon.
Below: Explaining my plans for the tree.
A iron roth was used to hold the heavely bended new top into it’s new place.
Below: Bringing the foliage of the left hanging branch into possition.
Below: Shaping the Jins and Shari.
Below: Almost finished and in time! 🙂
Below: Not the best picture, I know! But it’s a small garden and I have run out of space to make an better picture! 🙂
I had a great day and I would like to thank the members of the Vlaamse Bonsai Vereniging for their hospitalitie and the kind use of their photo’s ! Next Saterday my demo at the 25th National Dutch Bonsai Show! I cant wait!!!
Hans van Meer.
“I FLY SO HIGH AND FALL SO LOW”
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