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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 year’s 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 severely so the time-consuming applying of wet rafia to protect the branches was already don at home to save 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 large hall where the event was staged!
Below: Section of the hall were the prices for the lottery were showed.
Below: Having a coffee 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.
An iron rod was used to hold the heavily bent new top into its new place.
Below: Bringing the foliage of the left hanging branch into position.
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 a better picture! 🙂
I had a great day and I would like to thank the members of the Vlaamse Bonsai Vereniging for their hospitality and the kind use of their photo’s! Next Saturday my demo at the 25th National Dutch Bonsai Show! I can’t wait!!!
Hans van Meer.
“I FLY SO HIGH AND FALL SO LOW”
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