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Conifer Meeting 2012 in Malik Gardens CZ

mesterhazypinetum
July 6, 2012

Conifer Meeting 2012 in Malik Gardens CZ

Photo report of Zdenek Novak, texts by Zsolt

The first June weekend brought Malik�s friends to Ceske Budejovice again. We made a small conference with special introductions of conifer works.

First Malik and friends made known a CD with the history of Pinus cembra broom discoveries of the last 16 years. We saw many photos about the famous finding places from Austria and South Tirol (ITA). This history was dedicated to Franz Etzelstorfer, the Father of Cembras. Today we know ~ 400 Cembra brooms or cultivars, 196 of Etzelstorfer, 105 to czech breeders (Krejci, Borovec, Malik, Novak, Simanek, Vostrak, Holubec, Spacek, Adamek, Valha, Fritsche, Veihrauch, etc.), 30 to Jorg Kohout GER, and the rest to Horstmann, american finds and other diverse breeders from the past century. It was a great happening to see the Cembra Saga in one, which became a botanical history.

After that I introduced four new national conifer books. Conifer Treasury of Cesko 2.0, written together with Vladimir Valenta, Miroslav Malik, Jiri Balatka, and up to 2010 with Jiri Holata. Conifer Treasury of Austria 2.0, written with Franz Etzelstorfer, Conifer Treasury of Russia 1.0 with Sergey Goroshkevich, Conifer Treasury of Slovakia 1.0 with Jiri Balatka and Juraj Tarnok. To impress my thanks to the authors I surprised them with a little Conifer Master emblem.

Also in this year I finished the Jerry Morris Life Monument with Jerry Morris, Nate Cassell and Dax Herbst. After all I published The Ladislav Krejci Life Monument together with him, who is the doyen of the czech breeders. I also expressed my thanks to these gentlemen with a Conifer Master emblem.

Later I introduced 232 czech conifer breeders, who discovered 4000 brooms even one in their life. Everyone of them are part of the czech conifer history.

It was a great pleasure for me to let know so many breeders in Cesko.

Generally I think, that after so many expeditions to the USA (Etzelstorfer, Kohout, Holubec, Sevcik), to Sibiria (Valenta, Etzelstorfer, Kohout), Balkan (Etzelstorfer, Kohout, Fritsche, Halda), Marocco (Eschrich), The Alps in Europe, or anywhere else seems for me this activity to collect unusual brooms from all over the world. The show must go on, and as Henk told me, he and Edwin visited this February to the US for Larix laricina brooms very successful.

Thanks to all of new discoveries, which lead us to new adventures.

Enjoy please the photos of Zdenek Novak about the meeting and the world discovering company.


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Conifer Master Etzelstorfer and Mesterhazy


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Conifer Master Tarnok and Papez jr. & sen.

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Conifer Master Tarnok, Etzelstorfer, Valenta, Malik and Novak, Papez sen.

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Conifer Master Tarnok, Etzelstorfer, Valenta, Malik and Zdenek Novak

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Dutch colleagues are observing the brooms

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Dutch friends are listening to Cembra adventures

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Edwin Smits, Henk van Kempen, Wiel Linssen

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Edwin and Tonda, the famous czech fireman Jirka Sourek works with the projector.

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Mesterhazy, Krejci & wife, Valenta, Novak, Sewczyk, Etzelstorfer, Linssen, Papez, van Kempen, Smits, Meuter, Sourek, Papez jr.

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Full screen and Conifer Master Malik as "Sitting Bull"


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Henk, wife and Edwin

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Jirka Sourek is documenting Cembras


Jirka Sourek

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Kalas, Malik and Kalous

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Kalous & Malik

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Karel Kalous

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Ladies Corner

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Meuter, Smits, van Kempen, Linssen

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Meuter, van Kempen, Linssen, Malik

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Meuter, van Kempen, Linssen

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Linssen, Etzelstorfer, Mesterhazy and Tarnok watching Cembra adventures

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Linssen, Papez & wife, Sewczyk, Meuter

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Linssen and Meuter

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Linssen and Smits among brooms

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Linssen and Tonda in Cembra studies

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Malik, Kalas and Kalous

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Kalous, Kalas and Malik

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Mesterhazy in docu center

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Mesterhazy introducing 232 czech breeders

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Meuter among brooms

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Malik as "Sitting Bull"


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Papez and Meuter

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Sewczyk, Kalous, Sourek and Malik

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Sewczyk and Tarnok

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Sourek and Mesterhazy in docu center

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Tarnok and Sewczyk

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Tarnok is translating the intro of 232 czech breeders

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Valenta and Kalous

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Valenta, Novak, Etzelstorfer, Linssen, Papez sen., Malik and Edwin without hat

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Vaclav Vostrak and Conifer Master Krejci

Finally some photos by me

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Barbecue party

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Barbecue party

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Malik int he barbecue corner

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Conifer Master Valenta & Malik

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Zdenek Novak, Valenta and Malik

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Conifer Master Tarnok and Papez jr.

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Mr. Tonda, the famous czech fireman is grilling meats under heavy control

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Full screen

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Family photo

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Family photo 2

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Family photo 3

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Conifer Master Tarnok, Etzelstorfer and Valenta

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Franz, Conifer Master of Austria with me

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Media attack

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Conifer Master embleme

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Conifer Masters

Zsolt

conifertreasury.org

Comments (10)

  • Cher

    Fabulous pictures. Really enjoyed seeing all of the different people over there. Do admit I never come over here. Save the link you posted in and each time you update over here, reply to your post so we know because most of us just don't think about it.
    Cher

  • botann

    First time I've seen Edwin with his hat off.
    Nice pics.
    Nice garden too.
    Mike

  • sluice

    Zsolt, thanks for this tour!

  • hermi-of-iowa

    It is good to see the faces of so many people that we only hear about.
    Thank you Zsolt,
    Dennis

  • ireena (zone 5-6)

    Nice pictures. Beautiful garden, dedicated people, united in the same passion :) Last summer, while my Europa traveling, I was visited Malik' nursery. I was interested in some of the rare plants that I had seen at his website, but I went home with 29!!!! plant pots :)))) In our small car (in my small garden)..... my husband was patient and understanding, as a miracle.. Pan Malik was so kind and welcoming. Next year will go back to visit him.

    Ireena

  • coniferjoy

    Ireena, after you'll visit Mira Malik for the next time, you're also welcome to visit my nursery as well.
    From his to my nursery is only about 8 hours drive...

  • mesterhazypinetum

    Edwin,
    just open a nursery next to Malik in Cesko for Middle Europe, and your nice plants can spread away... :)
    Zsolt

  • coniferjoy

    Zsolt, thank you for your good idea, but I like the Dutch sea climate better then the Cesko land climate.
    The mild sea climate is why the conifers will grow better at nurseries in The Netherlands then in Middle/Central Europe...

    Luckely for me and my clients in Northern-Central-and Eastern Europe and even Russia there are trucks which can transport these to them :0)

  • ireena (zone 5-6)

    Thank you, Edwin for invitation:) I traveled every summer with my husband on long journeys with the car. Last year we visited Austria and Italy. Malika nursery was near my way to home. Maybe next year we will change our route, and visiting the Netherlands too:) I saw many interesting things in your website...

    Zsholt - I live near the Baltic Sea (3km). Edvin's nursery is closer to me than the Czech Republic. Our climate is quite mild and humid. In winter there may be a short period of hard cold (25-29C). Worse is the fact that it is highly variable. Winter can be a thaw, combined with a severe cold.

    Ireena

  • mesterhazypinetum

    I see Edwin, the trucks are your long arms in the continent. Quite good idea.
    Ireena, please send me a mail to correspondent about Baltic conifers.
    Zsolt

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