Pictures of my small Yamadori Hawthorn and a Tip.

Hi, everybody,

last week I made some pictures of my small Hawthorn Yamadori that I collected many years ago with dear friends Tony Tickle and Terry Foster in Wales. Up to now it is almost always shown on the web and in shows without any foliage….so here it finally is with its Summer foliage!

4-7-2016 kleine meidoorn 172 hans van meer 500And a close up of its nicely ageing bark.

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Below: I know that just like me many of you use different kinds of plastic tubs or pots for your pre Bonsai! Most of those containers have some sort of rim around it on top! When we need to secure a resent potted plant or tree in one of these containers or when we need to pull down a branch with wire, we have a problem! That is then solved by making some holes in those rims with scissors, knives or power drill to run the wires through and secure! This is often hard work that needs to be done in exactly the right place to work and it means most times that this container can be used a second time because it is weakened! Well here is a simple solution that prevents this and makes it possible to adjust the wire when needed! Cut a 3MM up to 5MM (old piece) of wire to length and with a plier bent it like in the picture below! Secure your (in this case copper) wire to it as close to the needed length and secure it! Now if your wire is too short or too long and your branch needs to be bend more or less, just slide the hook you have made to the left or right side! Simple but effective! And those hooks are reusable so handy in your toolbox when you need them the next time!

7-7-2016 XL hans van meer 153 org 500Below: this is how it works! More bend to the left! Less bend to the right! And no harm to the container!

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I hope you like the pictures of my Hawthorn and that this is a helpful tip you can use some time?!

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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The last Part (IV) of The story of XL my Yamadori Larch is online!

Hi, again everybody,

just to let you know that the last Part of XL’s story is online! Something went wrong and one little segment of 15 seconds is missing and black, but that should not matter too much! I don’t know how to fix it, so I will let it be like it is before I do more harm! I hope you enjoy it anyway?! I will film 2 first styling sessions of 2 Scots pines that I have waiting for it and post them in the near future! So watch this space for that! And where I wrote Solden in Belgium, should be Heusden- Zolder in Belgium! Oops! 🙂

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Information: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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The story of XL my Larch Yamadori Bonsai Part III is uploaded!

Hi, every body,

I just uploaded Part III of “The story of XL my Larch Yamadori Bonsai” Part III onto youtube!!! The final Part IV will be uploaded later this day! It was a lot of work making this story and I really hope you like it?! I will be posting pictures of my work that I did during the last weeks later this week here on my blog again! So watch this space!

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com


 

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“THE STORY OF XL” my Larch Yamadori Bonsai Part II is online!

Hi every body,

just to let you all know that Part II of “The Story of XL” my Larch Yamadori Bonsai is on line! And that part III with moving footage of styling, repotting and shows is in the making! So watch this space if you are interested in my work! I hope you like it this far?!

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.


 

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“THE STORY OF XL” my Larch Yamadori Bonsai Part I is online!

Hi, everybody,

after a lot of work, I just posted “THE STORY of XL” my Larch Yamadori Bonsai Part I on YOU TUBE!!! This progressive story in words, pictures and film follows this tree from collecting it as a Yamadori in Austria in 2004 right up to the present day 2016 as a Bonsai in a major Bonsai show! In short…the live of a tree that becomes a Bonsai in 12 years time told as a story for you all to enjoy…hopefully?! 🙂 Part II will be uploaded soon (I hope ?!)! It is a lot of surging troughs and improving old pictures, text, film and music and then the editing!! Boy o Boy! But seriously I enjoyed doing it and it is fun to see for myself just how much happened in the life of this old tree in all these years! And how amazing that process actually is! So I hope you will enjoy this story as much as I did making it?!

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com


 

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THE “MOSHI MOSHI” BONSAI VIDEO FINALY ON YOUTUBE!

Hi everybody,

I am happy to say that the “MOSHI MOSHI” Bonsai video that was lost after the Dutch television organisation N.C.R.V. stopped with the site that showed all the famous video’s from the Dutch television program “Man bijt Hond” (man bites dog) that was broadcasted for years around dinner time on the Dutch television and showed unique normal Dutch people and made them stars for a few minutes, is found again and translated by me, so that I can show it to you all!!! This funny video was shot in 2000 because of our then still Prince Willem Alexander visited Japan because of the 400 years friendship between Holland and Japan and shows Carlos van der Vaart en myself working in Danny Use his Bonsai museum and his “GINKGO” Bonsai centre in Belgium! Well, you have to see it for your self and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it?!

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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HERE ARE THE LINKS TO MY 2 PARTS COVERAGE OF THE “KEI-BONSAI-KAI” EXHIBITION!!

Hi, everybody,

after a lot of hours of editing all the footage I shot last weekend at the “KEI-BONSAI-KAI” exhibition in the famous “GINKGO” Bonsai centre in Laarne Belgium, I finally managed to get the 2 parts onto youtube! It was a disaster to discover after I finally finished the video’s that my old camera used a system (MMP) that was not compatible with youtube! Wat ever I tried, I could not get it on there!!!! So I finally managed to convert the video’s back onto my computer and from there managed to get it onto youtube! Man, I was relieved that this finally worked! I was so afraid that my hard work was all for nothing! You must understand, this was the first time I ever posted something on youtube…yes I know…. I am a dinosaur! 🙂 Anyway, here are the 2 links to the 2 part video! I hope you enjoy them?!

 

 

Cheers,

Hans van Meer. 

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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