Sunday, August 16, 2009

shohin Japanese black pine

This is my little Japanese black pine, Pinus thunbergiana. I did this one in May 2007 in Versailles, France as demonstration. It is supposed to look lile a real tree an not like a caricature of a plastic-bonsai like so many JBPs. Now it starts to look decent.


Anonymous said...

cool tree

Anonymous said...

what type of soil did you use for this pine

Walter Pall said...

Standard substate like for ALL trees. There is way too much fuss about soil. ANY modern substrqate is OK.


Travis said...

Of course any free draining soil will work but lets not confuse those new to bonsai; garden soil and dirt from your yard wont work!

I'm a big fan of your work Walter. I have recently opened a bonsai nursery in California. If you ever get the chance please take a look at my website and let me know what you think.