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Broom Universe 5 Malik Gardens CZ

mesterhazypinetum
May 26, 2011

Dear Friends,

I open the next file as an introduction to the Malik Gardens in Cesko. I have never seen before any conifer collections of 5000 (or even much more). Enjoy the sights!


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo

Photos from the second Garden


Cedrus atlantica �Aurea� Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Cedrus atlantica �Aurea� Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo

Pinus ponderosa Penaz in the middle


Malik Gardens Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Mr. Novak Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Professore Malik Mesterhazy & Malik photo


Professore Malik & Mr. Novak, a czech conifer breeder Mesterhazy & Malik photo

Mr. Malik founded a friendly company of czech breeders to discover the Pinus mugo (pseudopumilio, rotundata, uncinata and any further crossings) in the area of the San Sebanstian Mountain of Northern Czech/Cesko. This company managed to discovered since 2000 over 1300 brooms. In 2008 Mr. Malik published a CD with the first "1000 Brooms" with photos in situ in the forest, as they catched the new findings. Now I got the possibility to make the first documentation of the grafted plants in a quantity of about 600.

San Sebastian is the biggest broom family ever published. Thanks to the discoveries to Mr. Malik and the 30 czech breeders, who worked in this extraordinary project.

Zsolt

Comments (8)

  • coniferjoy

    Szolt, these pics are familiar to me, I visited Mira Malik several times together with Henk and Stephen.
    Your pics were taken at his home and at his second house which is situated a bit furthur away.
    In 2 weeks I'm there again with the yearly Czech witches' broom meeting in which I'm looking forward to see this witches'broom paradise again :0)

  • gardener365

    That drives me batty seeing these expansive conifer collections. I would spend a week in a tent there.

    Dax

  • firefightergardener

    Oh my god, lol, that's unreal. All of those buns on standards. And I thought I was a collector - lol.

  • sluice

    ID? Photo #16, center, open habit (spruce?)

  • coniferjoy

    Richard, that's a Picea abies 'Cranstonii'.

    Dax, you don't need to bring a tent with you there because Malik's daughter does have a bed and breakfast in front of the nursery :0)

  • mesterhazypinetum

    Nate,
    the spruce outside the garden door is a Picea abies Virgata.
    I saw on my trip a 30 meters high Virgata, beautiful sight.

    I saw other things, too. North of Brno on a hill I "found" 2 very big Picea abies brooms near Mikulovice 40 meters high. Maybe some day Jan takes it with professional alpinists?
    Not far from Belecko, Valenta's gardens I saw above the road a Pinus sylvestris broom about 15 meters high with 0,5 meter diameter.
    If you search intensively, you can find so many, whatever you want.

    Zsolt

  • gardener365

    Thanks for the great laugh Edwin. That was funny!

    Dax

  • coniferjoy

    Zsolt, that's not a 'Virgata', it's a 'Cranstonii'!!!
    So many people mix these up and the differences are so easy to recognize.
    'Cranstonii' does have it's upper side branches curved upwards while 'Virgata' have it's sidebranches horizontal...

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