pondelok 8. októbra 2018

streda 3. októbra 2018


And more messing with the camera after mame ficus "haircut" and restyling.
Only if I didn´t forget to take a "before" shot.
I really cannot be trusted with scissors.
As the branches on ficus won´t grow downward as I wanted and all of the new growth turned back up again, I decided for a different shape. Mame literati? I got inspired by chinese literati pines styled to the sides of the pots.
Foliage should be minimalistic, so here it is. Tiny little thing the now resides on my windowsill.

utorok 2. októbra 2018


I like playing with my camera and photo editing softwares too and this is what came out after I played with recent photo of few of my creations for my fb business page.
And wavy background helped to create an ancient postcard feel really nicely :)

štvrtok 27. septembra 2018


After season of growth I could do the second styling of this juniper in a pot by Ivet Mikešová.

Gettin closer to my idea step by step.

Some more deadwood exposed, the crown reduced and pruned.

Better pics to follow soon, for now here are some with the late afternoon light.


And before the work

utorok 18. septembra 2018


I love the colors on these berberises and I will be quite OK if they don´t sell too soon and I will be able to make ramified bonsais out of them.


And I will part ways with this blackthorn not too happily as well.
It has a trunk diameter of 9cm and grows like weed.
Blackthorns with such a thick trunks are extremely rare around here, according to local bonsaists there are none - and they wouldn´t believe me I had one - and that I probably misidentified the species :) But I found the way how to find one - and it is not that hard if you know what to look for.

pondelok 3. septembra 2018


I am very happy how these 3 tiny penjings for sale turned out so I am gonna share them here too :)


Nové malé krajinky

Som veľmi spokojný ako sa vydarili tieto 3 nové malinké krajinky na predaj a preto ich zdieľam aj tu :)

piatok 24. augusta 2018


Chinese cork bark elm and it´s airlayered bottom branch that had to be cut too early due to losing leaves - some roots formed but very little and now it is growing more and more of them in a bowl of water.

The other large tree that is gonna be one of my biggest treasures - 30 years old wisteria is doing great too, and I got primary branches where I wanted them. One more year and they should be thick enough.

I am very happy how my populus x canescens is evolving too.

I have to share my amazing grandma again, she spent most of the summer making jams and lot of other things to fill our storage room with goodies from our garden while feeding our hungry bellies along the way - everyday. There is no stopping her and her neverending care and good spirits are invaluable.

While the kids play

and sometimes even help grandma

But at the end there she is alone closing gates and another day of our lives.

And all she expects to get back is our happiness....

streda 22. augusta 2018


Ever since I started with bonsai landscapes and bonsai in general, I dreamt of doing it professionally one day. Who can imagine more fulfilling life than the one when you do the things you love for living? Fourth growing season later, after reading possibly every bonsai blog I came across back to back, and learning from every other available source like forums, books, videos and most importantly - my mistakes, the time has come to get on with it.
Because I am the kind of person who follows his dreams.
Just as a side bussiness to my regular work at the factory for starters, but it has begun!
I registered at the required offices, went through all the necessary paperworks and opened my own eshop dedicated to bonsai landscapes mostly, but as time goes by I will be offering all the things bonsai related.
NO MALLSAIS though - that is one of my first "Bussiness policy" rules.
This is gonna be new and interesting journey for me and I am very happy about it - and I am looking forward to more learning and creating as now I have another driving force to fuel my passion.
You are all invited to take a look here:

Mimo´s eshop

Any feedback is appreciated so do not hesitate to leave me a comment here :)
I will be shipping only nationwide first, but who knows, maybe try EU in coming years too.
We´ll see how it goes.
The good sign is that I´ve sold 3 landscapes shortly before going official, so there might be some demand for this kind of stuff out there after all.

P.S: I am also quite impulsive kind of a guy and all this migth be just a consequence of reading Charles Branson´s book called "Like a Virgin" very recently, but hey - when you don´t try, you´ll never find out what might happen.

pondelok 13. augusta 2018


I organized a workshop with Harry for 13-14th of october at my place - Mimo´s penjing heaven in Sady nad Torysou, Byster 121, 04441.
It is gonna cost 100 euro for 2 days and 50 euros for one day.
If you are interested to sign up, please contact me at mimokristof@gmail.com.
Up to 12 people may participate per day.

Workshop s Harrym Harringtonom

13-14. októbra v mojom penjingovom raji v Sady nad Torysou, Byster 121, 04441.
Cena je 100 eur za dva dni a 50 ak chcete dojsť len na jeden deň.
Ak máte záujem, kontaktujte ma na mimokristof@gmail.com.
Maximálne 12 ľudí sa môže zúčastniť na workshope počas každého dňa.

štvrtok 26. júla 2018