Tuesday, March 23, 2010

new Austrian black pine

This cute little thing I got in a trade.I am very happy with it. It is an Austrian black pine, Pinus nigra Austriaca, only 23 cm high, so it qualifies as shohin. This is an extreme rarity. One can purchase thousands of Japanese pines but you will never find something like this for sale. It will go into my collection, of course. Normally I do not want trees in my collection that I have not styled myself. But I will make an exception here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Walter,

I bought few days ago and I'll take this one like an exemple.
Very good tree.

Greetings
St├ęphane

Anonymous said...

Hello Walt,

I like this -- I would call it the scorpion.

Thank you for sharing with us.

Simon