Friday, August 3, 2012

Scots pine #16

Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris, collected in Norway in 2009. Walter has placed all the needles, edited the deadwood, wired everything and placed the branches.

The last four images are virtuals. The tree will go into the final pot by April 2014 probably.

Who would have forseen the development after the offering image (first one)?


18 comments:

crataegus said...

a very clean look, not to mistake the word clean with overstyled. It looks born to look the way it does, very nice tree, very appealing drama to it

Nelson F. Lopes said...

Hi Walter,

the ones who follow the work of your team for a while are used to wonderful and drastic transformation/development...

Comgratulation. Very nice work.

Although I´m not a big expert of choosing pot´s, I´m not too comfortable with the one you chose for your virtual... time will show.

The unusual pots of Grobelny for example would fit nicely in my eyes.

Walter Pall said...

crataegus,

thanks for the comment. This is what I call authenticity in bonsai. A tree should look just right.

Nelson,

well, the pot is a totally different game. Tell the guys at IBC about Grobelny pots.

marcus watts said...

I think European guys on ibc know about these pots, Americans maybe not so......there are many European pots that will suit this tree when it is ready i think

Steve Moore said...

Quite a transformation! Very appealing to the eye now.

Anonymous said...

Turning the big tree around >90 degrees and using the lower branches is Walters main 'trick' here. Later the branches are shortened by bending. Very well done. It looks great.

tmmason10 said...

Wonderful progression. I really like that first virtual.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful progression. I really like that first virtual.

Chris G. said...

Agree, a great progression Walter. Though I'm curious about your timing. I thought winter was the best time to prune, needle pluck and style a pine. Care to share your timing?

Walter Pall said...

Chris,

if that's the case then I am doing something very wrong. I ONLY do serious work on my conifers in summer from beginning of July to beginning of September. I have styled about 1,000 that way. Look at my gallery.

Chris G. said...

Oh, well we did some serious styling on conifers at Jim's last Dec. so I took that that was the best time. Also, the sap isn't running as much during the winter. I've also read that Nov. is the time to needle pluck . But of course I see that you're doing all this work successfully now. That's why I asked.

Chris G. said...

I read needle plucking is best done in Nov., also when the sap is running less. And we did some extensive work at our workshop at Jim's last Dec. Hence my confusion about the matter.

Walter Pall said...

Chris,

professionals work about 10 of 12 months on their trees. It is all a question of local climate and aftercare. Summer is a very good time to do all this. Needle plucking is OK from beginning of July to April the following year.

Chris G. said...

Thanks Walter for the information! I'm glad I asked as I have a really nice JBP very similar to the trunk movement in your E. BP #13 posted below, but the trunk is only 5". But I was waiting till winter to begin work. Great to hear I can do this work up till July!

One of these days Walter, I'm going to have to come visit your garden. I saw a video of your garden recently and it's an amazing collection!

Anonymous said...

Dear Walter,

Congratulations on this great pine.
Maybe the greatest accomplishment is the recognision of the potential of the raw material? the ability to see 'The Bonsai' in the collected tree. I realize that this potential cannot be seen in just two puctures, but isn't it possible that you explain in your blog how you look at potential material?
I think that that is the hardest part of styling a good tree?
Dick

Walter Pall said...

Dick,
what you are asking is exactly the content of a seminar called 'Potenzialerkennung' in German - 'recognizing potential'.
It takes two days to hear it all and practice on many examples.
This is the first segment of the International Bonsai Academy with WP.

Dick van Dreven said...

Walter,

Ist noch platz da am 29. September in Remscheid?
Und ist es gestatted ohne Baum anwesend zu sein und nur anschauwen und zuhören?
Gibt es dort auch welche Yamadori zum verkauff?

Dick

Walter Pall said...

Dick,
ist noch Platz. Rasch anmelden.
Auch ohne Baumm möglich. Yamadori sind dort sehr viele zu haben.