Conifer Meeting 2012 in Malik Gardens CZ
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.
Conifer Master Etzelstorfer and Mesterhazy
Conifer Master Tarnok and Papez jr. & sen.
Conifer Master Tarnok, Etzelstorfer, Valenta, Malik and Novak, Papez sen.
Conifer Master Tarnok, Etzelstorfer, Valenta, Malik and Zdenek Novak
Dutch colleagues are observing the brooms
Dutch friends are listening to Cembra adventures
Edwin Smits, Henk van Kempen, Wiel Linssen
Edwin and Tonda, the famous czech fireman Jirka Sourek works with the projector.
Mesterhazy, Krejci & wife, Valenta, Novak, Sewczyk, Etzelstorfer, Linssen, Papez, van Kempen, Smits, Meuter, Sourek, Papez jr.
Full screen and Conifer Master Malik as "Sitting Bull"
Henk, wife and Edwin
Jirka Sourek is documenting Cembras
Kalas, Malik and Kalous
Kalous & Malik
Meuter, Smits, van Kempen, Linssen
Meuter, van Kempen, Linssen, Malik
Meuter, van Kempen, Linssen
Linssen, Etzelstorfer, Mesterhazy and Tarnok watching Cembra adventures
Linssen, Papez & wife, Sewczyk, Meuter
Linssen and Meuter
Linssen and Smits among brooms
Linssen and Tonda in Cembra studies
Malik, Kalas and Kalous
Kalous, Kalas and Malik
Mesterhazy in docu center
Mesterhazy introducing 232 czech breeders
Meuter among brooms
Malik as "Sitting Bull"
Papez and Meuter
Sewczyk, Kalous, Sourek and Malik
Sewczyk and Tarnok
Sourek and Mesterhazy in docu center
Tarnok and Sewczyk
Tarnok is translating the intro of 232 czech breeders
Valenta and Kalous
Valenta, Novak, Etzelstorfer, Linssen, Papez sen., Malik and Edwin without hat
Vaclav Vostrak and Conifer Master Krejci
Finally some photos by me
Malik int he barbecue corner
Conifer Master Valenta & Malik
Zdenek Novak, Valenta and Malik
Conifer Master Tarnok and Papez jr.
Mr. Tonda, the famous czech fireman is grilling meats under heavy control
Family photo 2
Family photo 3
Conifer Master Tarnok, Etzelstorfer and Valenta
Franz, Conifer Master of Austria with me
Conifer Master embleme