Wednesday, September 16, 2009

lodgepole pine #1

This is a little lodgepole pine, Pinus contorta, which I got from Dan Robinson who collected it in Vancouver Island, Canada. It is just about shohin size. The nice pot by Peter Krebs is too big, of course. So next spring i will plant it into the pot which is at the bas or the last image.





5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the first Lodgepole Pine i have heard of with a home abroad. I live on Vancouver island and collect these lovely trees regularly. That looks like a nice specimen! I find their sap has the aroma of citrus...

johnson said...

walter,
how long did it take you to ramify the crown. What advice do you have to create such a compact crown from such on "open" specimen. thanks again
john johnson

Walter Pall said...

Johnson,

this crown did not ramify. I created this effect with wring and bending. This is what modern bonsai styling does. You should take a workshop with me somewhere.

WP

Amber said...

I'm just starting with bonsai i collected some Lodgepole Pine seeds do you have any advice for me on soil type and nutrients. Or anything else.

Walter Pall said...

Normal soil, normal feeding, nothing special. Read my articles about substrate and feeding.