On the other side of the garden, over a fence, there is a part with raw bonsai material, where one can see some of the freshly collected material, some waiting for the styling, some still recuperating after collection............WOW!! It's a great thing to see and get an idea of how his trees look in the years before becoming styled bonsai.
Another great thing about this party were the demonstrations and the demonstrators...
First of all, we all had the pleasure to watch Mauro Stemberger in action, president of the UBI and a very talented and impressive artist.
He did the styling of a Swiss Mugo Pine. With some pruning, jinning, raffia wrapping, wiring and bending, he did a great job showing his real skill and passion for bonsai!!!
After the job was done, Mauro and Mr Pall did a tree critique about the tree, and we all had a few laughs listening to the natural versus japanese-style arguments...all in all, both should be appreciated and admired.
The other demonstrator was Phillip, a 15 year old boy from Germany. As Mr Pall said that thanks to the nice trees that he has and the a good job he's doing, he's probably the youngest bonsai artist in the world. It was surprising and admirable to see a person that young having some ideas that are not common to the bonsai world . The thing I liked the most about him was that he is not classifying his trees by style or form or viewing angles. As an example, he did the demonstration on a spruce, making just two branches form the whole foliage mass which will have 3 apex! He'll be seen in the future, that's for sure.
Back to the garden... Here are some of the deciduous trees. Lilac, Acer, Prunus/Cherry, Malus/Crab Apple, Crataegus/Hawthorn, a Hornbeam forest (white Carpinus) and Honeysuckle (Ii think).