Tuesday, July 17, 2012

mugo pine #13

Mugo pine, Pinus mugo, collected in Switzterland in 1999 - first two images. Acquired in 2004, third image. Then last wiring in 2010, fourth image. Today potted into this new container by John Pitt. Well, just slip potted - placed the full intact root ball into the slightly larger pot. This tree is now ready for exhibit soon. Only the ugly guy wires will have to go first. This seems to be one of my better trees.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK, I'll bite: which ugly guy wires?

Looking at the last photo I can only discern one. Besides: are they really so much more annoying than the ones wired onto the branches?

I think it's more a matter of convention. On more prestigious shows there can be no wire whatsoever. On others, wire is not regarded as an error. On those latter ones I guess that "ugly" guy wire you mention could also pass OK.

Walter Pall said...

Well, yes, I see the tree in reality and can find about five or so guy wires which are ugly. All wires are ugly, but we are used to the normal ones. You would be surprised: Wire is accepted on ALL major shows. Only amateurs are bothered by the wire. Professionals don't see it anymore as long as it's tidy.
It will surprise many that judges in general do NOT give minus points for existing wire. But they give minus points to branches which are not held in 'proper' position because someone thought it was better not to have wire for the exhibit. So the message is: always wire nicely as much as necessary when going to exhibits.

Elstyle* said...

is beautiful ...

Pablo Delgado Carmona said...

Walter, there is no doubt for me that what you are doing is art. I wish i could live closer in order to learn from you...

alfredo espino said...

It´s an amazing tree, Walter! I feel happy for you.