last week or so we were unpleasantly surprised by a really bad cold spell with night temperatures of minus 8 so I had to stop in the middle of my repotting work. The ones that I already had don were kept in my upstairs bathroom with the window slightly opened so that they could defrost slowly! But this freaky weather gave me the opportunity to rework some of my videos on youtube to improve them and to change the claimed music with some great royalty-free tunes! Finding just the right music to fit my taste kept me up some extremely late nights…but I found some really nice beats and now there is no royalty claim any longer on my clips and 6 videos were upgraded for better viewing pleasure! I am finished just in time to start repotting some 20 + trees again in the next week and then I have to start wiring and styling some big trees of which one “The Elephant” has to be prepared for the international “Kei Bonsai Kai” exhibition that is staged for the second time on the 26th of May in the “GINKGO” Bonsai centre in Laarne Belgium! That I will film with my new camera and post so that you all can enjoy this Bonsai extravaganza on youtube!!! As well, I of course filmed and posted my two visits to beautiful Slovenia and the demo and workshops that I will give there!! So watch this space!!! So that wiring and styling is a bit of a hasty job because the buds on “The Elephant” are already swollen from the nice weather we had before Jack frost came back! So plenty to do in a hurry…but that is just fine and all a part of this great Bonsai hobby! Here are a few links to my redone videos.
Hans van Meer.