Friday, July 25, 2008

mugo pine nr. 21

This mugo pine was collected by Peter Thali in Switzerland in spring 2004. it found it's way into my garden by fall 2006. Together with Jim Doyle and David we planted it into this nice pot by Bryan Albright. Then it had to wait for two full vegetation periods. In July 2008 it was ready for the final touch.




















11 comments:

Sebastijan said...

Walter, the tree is fenomenal and veeery dramatic. The pot also, outstanding combination. Like this very much. But...just one question, are you not affraid to repot, root prune and wire the Pinus in same season? Will this be OK?

Walter Pall said...

Sebastijan,

it woud be a big mistake to do all this in one season. If you look carefully, the first images are of 2006. After two years it is OK to style a tree.

Walter

Sebastijan said...

Sorry Walter. Yes, I noticed now.

Wolfgang said...

Walter,
i like the way you did use this special pot for this interesting pine! Great job!!
The mugo pine looks perfect now.
Wolfgang

Gilles ROSZAK said...

Hi mister Pall,

You work is simply magic.....

All trees that you formed are really splendid.

I am especially admiring of your mugho pine and I would like to ask you a question:

I have a mugho pine and I would like to know if I can repot it now and if it is not too much late to pinch the new shoot


Thanks in advance

Gilles

Walter Pall said...

Gilles,

It depends where you live. Mugos can be repotted in late spring or in very late summer. Now is not a good time. In the beginnign of September in my area is fine to repot. Pinching of new growth should be done right when the candles appear. Now is not a good time. But you can pluck needles of last year now.

Walter

Gilles said...

thanks a lot mister Pall for your answer.

Gilles

Anonymous said...

Walter,

I have an austrian pine that I bought at a nursery in March. When I bought it I could see that it was in a pot that was too small. So, I just put it into a larger pot with additional soil. I was taking it to a new place and I didn't want to shock it too much.
Since then the tree has done well with new growth, I tipped some of the older candles and have already seen a lot of backbudding.
My question is, the tree was in a 5 gallon bucket, and I've moved it to a 8 gallon bucket. Would it be alright to pull the tree out and get rid of all of the larger roots, nursery soil, and repot this fall? (if so when do you suggest? when the buds have developed?) or Should I wait until spring?

Thanks!

Walter Pall said...

Absolutely wait until spring. Repot as late as possible. In my ara this would be end of April, beginnign of May. Too late is better than too early. Fall repotting is clearly more dangerous than spring repotting. Winter care is crucial after repotting. Without repotting it is business as ususal.
So If I repot in fall does not mean tat it is a good idea for you.
WP

Anonymous said...

Great, thanks Walter.

Would you mind if I sent you a couple pictures to get some advice or guidance?

Thanks

Walter Pall said...

A quicky is always possible. Lengthy advice and discusions: this is what bonsai forums are there for.
WP