Wednesday, July 16, 2008

new mugo shines

This mugo pine, Pinus mugo, makes me very happy. See the images as of 1999 on the mountain, as Peeter Thali found it, right after collecting, and 2005 when I got it from Peter.
Lena took off the wire and plucked all old needles. Now the mugo is almost ready for exhibit for the first time. It looks vey unusual, certainly not like a cookie cutter bonsai, rather like a very old real pine tree in the mountains. Looking back at the old images I hardly can believe the change in only ten years.