Walter Pall's main blog about bonsai and his work with trees from day to day. Lots of good pictures of good trees and lots of valuable information about bonsai.
Herr Pall, Regarding the "2790W.JPG" image of the stones in the base of the pot, can you comment on the purpose of the stones and desired effect on the rootball?I very much enjoy your progressions and pot selection images.Thank you
The stones we put on the opposite side of the cascadeing direction. They are there to insure physical stability. Often cascades fall off the shelves, especially with wind and certainly with snow or sometimes with animals that sit on the cascadeing branch. The stones prevent this mainly, they make the whole bonsai a bit heavy, but it serves the purpose well and costs nothing. It will not influence the root ball really.
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