Tuesday, August 18, 2009

ponderosa #1

Ponderosa pine, Pi9nus ponderosa, collected in Colorado in 1993 by Larry Jackel, 80 cm long, over 200 years old, pot by Derek Aspinall

first image summer 1996, the others today.






7 comments:

Shaukat Islam said...

Walter,

A very delightful tree; got immense pleasure viewing it.

The 1996 to 2009 journey is simply beautiful.

Can you post some pictures after your initial styling years?

Shaukat

Walter Pall said...

haukat,

see this:

http://walter-pall.de/pinesponderosa_pine_nr__1.jpg.dir/index.html

WP

achim said...

this is a very powerful one. and i love those aspinall pots !

AJ said...

Are those succulents in this display only for shows or do they grow well in your substraight?

Walter Pall said...

AJ,

they grow like weedws. Often there are too many.

WP

AJ said...

walter,
I have a ponderosa that looks very similar to your first picture here, rough and bright green when collected. It was collected this past spring, and now it is showing some random yelowing of needles. I am thinking that it is atrition due to cutting back the roots. It is well watered and gets lots of sun. Do you ever see a collected ponderosa lose needles (5-10% of total) in this manner after the inital shock of transplanting?

Walter Pall said...

AJ,

sure, this kind of thing happens. It is normal.

WP