Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mugo Pine #1


Anonymous said...

I thought that, when established, the crown could be maintained in "full" condition for a longer periods of time. This one looks like it's almost constantly "under construction". Why do you cut it so radically?

Walter Pall said...

Because i think the general notion that a 'full'crown is the ultimate aim is a bad artistic mistake. The crwon on such a tree must be light and transparent. It must not lopk like broccoli or plastic and certainly not like a bonsai. The literati style requires a naturlistic crown trying hard to avoid mainstream artificial bonsai styling.The green now is very fine. almsot too much. Anything more will be cut off.