GIUSEPPE DE VITA :An Unusual Bonsaist !
I known Giuseppe De Vita last year in Aias suiseki show ,we were sitting each in front to other in a dinner :naturally we begun to speak of our own hobbies and i discovered he loved not only suiseki but also bonsai .
When i asked him for to know what trees he preferred , Giuseppe , before to answer me , told me that he come from Apulia where he had a farm with olive trees and moved in Tuscan near Florence . When i known he was an olive trees cutter ,all our speech was dedicated to one of my preferred trees because i would be liked to share all his experiences . We spoke all dinner and at the end he invited me to visit him next year .
Well , this year , before to go in vacation , i kept my promise and gone to see him and his family ; I'm proud to have discovered a bonsaist self-made ,his technical choices are very particular but i must say that they work fine ; so each bonsai grower must use what he thinks it is better for his trees ; Giuseppe doesn't like the wire ,then he found another way for to do the same thing , look and believe :
(To left a mugo pine , to right a sequoia )
In his bonsai garden , Giuseppe De Vita has many olive trees , the most part are still in training ; i would like to underline that all those trees have been collected in his country of origin , Apulia , where he sold all his plantation except a small spot which was plenty of rocks : just on rocks olive trees are the best for bonsai because they have a good nebari , good fine horizontal roots and above all no one taperoot .
You can see what Giuseppe uses for to bend branches , last picture shows you the size of his trees .
Look , please , at the last two pictures , these layers are unusual in nature and each olive grower knows how it is difficult to have them in a pot , Giuseppe knows what is necessary to do for to have them .
Below you can see other trees in his collection :
The visit ends here , now we go to see a workshop to "UMEń " ( NORTH-SWEDEN) .