Sunday, March 31, 2013

Health update

Thank you very much for the good wishes. Several hundred folks have contacted my over various media.

Since yesterday I am now in this wonderful rehab center at a lake in Bavaria. Hurrah for German social security!

After three weeks I will be releases home. Then I should be able to start working slowly again. I will keep my national and international assignments for this year. Don't worry, the bonsai world will have to continue living with me.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Woodstock VI - last call

Woodstock WILL happen from March 22 to 24, 2013. Make sure you are on the mailing list:
I cannot come personally because of major heart surgery. But Woodstock will happen again this year. It has to. It is tradition. The trees have arrived. About 400 NEW trees are in Harrisburg now in addition to more than 200 old ones. This is arguably the largest selection in the country! Come and see and take advantage of the opening sale price reduction.

Some seats are still available.

These seminars are for all levels, from beginner to very advanced and
master. Everybody works on his/her level. Outright beginners should
concentrate to watch. But there is always something that they can do.

Bring all your stuff where you have questions with you.

In spring we will concentrate on repotting. The huge juniper will be wired fully over the weekend.

In March of 2013 around 300 new trees will arrive. This will be the usual
contingent of ponderosa pines and Rocky Mountain junipers, lots of very
good and affordable Egelmann spruce, Many very good and affordable
alpine firs, lots of very good limber pines and other stuff. A couple of
 real killer trees will also arrive.

Anyway, this is a chance you should not miss.

In spring there will be more than 500 top quality mostly collected trees at Nature's Way Nursery.

So far we said that this is the most comprehensive offer east of the
Mississippi. Ryan Neil said that this is most comprehensive offer of top
 quality material in the country. How could we disagree.

Here the announcement of Nature's Way Nursery:

//WOODSTOCK VI with Walter Pall & Jim Doyle

This years
 Woodstock provides an opportunity to work on over 250 newly arrived
yamadori (collected trees). Walter & Jim will be styling an ancient
Rocky Mountain juniper, along with Ponderosa, Lodgepole, Limber pine,
Alpine fir, Engleman spruce, Japanese maples and more! You may bring one
 personal tree/day for continuing design as well.

Fri, March 22 @ 9:30am to 4pm

Sat, March 23 9:30am to 4pm

Sun, March 24 @ 10am to 4pm

Special for participants: $50 off any single WP purchase over $300 (then discount) 

Fee:  $100/day, $275/3 days  //  Observer:  $40/day

​Hours: Mon-Sat // 9a-5p

Any questions?​


Potenzialerkennung will take place - German

Die Potenzialerkennung am 25. und 26. Mai 2013 in Remscheid findet statt. Keine Angst, das Ding wird nicht abgesagt. Es sind noch einige Plätze frei.

Bonsai-Tages-Seminar "Potentialerkennung bei Rohbonsai, Jungpflanzen und Yamadori" mit Walter Pall (Theorie) Optional: 2. Tag - Bonsai Gestaltungsworkshop mit Walter Pall (Praxis)

 Hat mein Baum das Zeug ein ausdruckstarker Bonsai zu werden? An welchen Eigenschaften erkenne ich gutes "Ausgangsmaterial" für eine erfolgreiche Bonsaigestaltung? Wird sich meine investierte Mühe einmal auszahlen? Walter Pall vermittelt Ihnen auf seine unnachahmlich unterhaltsame Art Antwort auf diese Fragen. Sie können eigene Pflanzen zur Analyse mit dem international bekannten und geschätzen Bonsai Gestalter mitbringen. Sei es nun eine Jungpflanze oder ein Solitär. Zu den Seminarinhalten gehören weiterhin die Aspekte Substrate, Düngung, Pflege, Gestaltung und Bonsai-Fotografie.

Infos und Anmeldung unter
 Potenzialerkennung Anmeldung

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Bad news and good news

You may hear or read about me having health problems.

Bad and good news:

I have had an minimal-invasive heart operation and now will get a bypass operation on the heart next week. The circumstances are good though.

I have NOT had a heart attack, I was only approaching one. I will be back home in about four weeks and able to work in the garden pretty soon afterwards.

I had to cancel a couple of events for the  near future. By May/June I should be well able to travel and to do what I used to do - just a bit more relaxed.  I look forward.