Preparation for exhibition

Torben Pedersen at work.

Torben Pedersen at work.

Preparation for exhibition and spring work was carried out in our small workshop today. Good weather (not extremely warm, but some sun in between) made it a pleasant day. Some shohin made prepared for exhibition two weeks ahead in the Danish Bonsai Society, and some regular work with larger trees as well.

The weather seems more stabilised now, and despite cold winds in between the trees seems to grow very well.  A good concentrated day of work and trees ready for exhibition within two weeks.

Torben Pedersen collection of Shohin.

Torben Pedersen collection of Shohin.

Torben Pedersen collection of Shohin.

Torben Pedersen collection of Shohin.

Morten Albek preparing Lonicera nitida, Shohin.

Morten Albek preparing Lonicera nitida, Shohin.

Morten Albek, shohin Ulmus, Chinese Crk Bark Elm.

Morten Albek, shohin Ulmus, Chinese Crk Bark Elm.

Johnny Eslykke trimming Chinese Juniper.

Johnny Eslykke trimming Chinese Juniper.

At work in the garden of Torben Pedersen.

At work in the garden of Torben Pedersen.

Torben Pedersen.

Torben Pedersen.

Wiring Chinese Juniper, Johnny Eslykke.

Wiring Chinese Juniper, Johnny Eslykke.

Morten Albek, Needle Juniper.

Morten Albek, Needle Juniper.

Johnny Eslykke.

Johnny Eslykke.

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Bonsai in the garden of Torben Pedersen.

Bonsai in the garden of Torben Pedersen.

Torben Pedersen.

Torben Pedersen.

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4 comments

  1. Tom says:

    Dear Mr. Albek, congratulations for your work, It´s amazing…
    I´m writing to you from Spain, I´m a bonsai lover. Spring started here two months ago, quite different…
    I´m moving to Denmark next june and I´m interested in take some bonsai courses, if it is possible. Do you organize workshops? I would appreciate some information, if you can…
    I wonder how do you get the pre-bonsais, do you buy them? or do you use yamadoris?
    Thank you very much for your attention, Kind regards
    Tom

    • Morten Albek says:

      Dear Tom

      Good to hear from you. Yes, Spanish and Danish spring is very different. Especially this year I guess. Our spring has been very delayed and chilly too.
      The only workshop planned so far is August 11th in the Japanese gardens in Denmark. It takes place at De Japanske Haver, August 11th, hours 10-16 http://www.dejapanskehaver.dk . We have a small exhibition made by me and my two fellow bonsai enthusiasts from Fuchi Bonsai ( http://www.fuchi-bonsai.com ). You can join in if you like, and I can dedicate some time for you there.

      I get my Shohin material basically from three sources. A very little from own cuttings (almost nothing this way), a little is imported Japanese raw or pre-shaped material (also just a few trees), and my major source is ordinary garden nursery stocks transformed to bonsai, and a little from garden grown plants too (garden or city Yamadori if you like). A Shohin from good garden or garden nursery stocks can be cut back, and developed into shohin within a time span off app. five – eight years depending on the specimen.
      Yamadori material is not of much value around here, except from gardens. We don’t have mountains and therefore not much suitable Yamadori material around. Therefore Denmark is good for Shohin growing, because there is good garden tradition and garden centres around where suitable material is at hand for transformation into bonsai, mostly Shohin though.

      Best regards
      Morten Albek

    • Tom Sanz says:

      Thank you very much for your information and niceness.
      I´ll do the possible to attend your workshop. See you then.
      Best regards
      Tom

  2. alfredo espino says:

    Great atmosphere, great trees, great bonsai masters! I really envy you guys from here at the office..
    Thanks for posting, Morten. You made my day!

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