Saturday, July 11, 2009

mugo #6

Needles were plucked. Now it appears a bit thin. It will get more dense over the next weeks. Then the wire will go off and the tree is ready for any exhibit or competition.


achim said...

i dont find it thin at all. on the contrary, a too dense foliage can nullify the impression of age and decency intended. great tree ! i especially like the nebari and the pot.

Anonymous said...

There is a 90 degree angle on at least one of the roots on the left side of the nebari. Can it be fixed?

Walter Pall said...

Probably it could be fixed. But it does not bother me. I don't believe in rules that coem from Asian gardeners. I follow my own artistic feeling.


Anonymous said...

I was asking because apart from that problem root the tree has an excellent nebari. Not very often seen on a pine. I think it's worth of correction attempt. Or a little deeper pot so the fault could be hidden. Your call, of course.

Shaukat Islam said...


A very different un-Walter like tree. But I like it very much.

Were both the pics taken at the same time? Could it be for the light background, that the foliage looks quite thin?

On the root angle pointed out by 'Anonymous' I couldn't figure out what prompted you to blame the 'Asian gardeners'. You will find many American bonsaists' views on the internet forums strictly commenting on a tree based on their thinking and adhering to the so-called 'rules'.


Walter Pall said...


the difference is an optical illusion. Foliage looks denser with a black background and less dense with a light background.