Monday, June 29, 2009

Scots pine # 5

Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris, collected in Austria in 2002, around 100 years old, 100 cm high.

firts image: April 2007
second image: October 2007
third image: July 2008
fourth image: Junly 2008
rest: June 2009

By now the pine looks much more mature. The sacrifice branch which was kept s insurance was cut off and jinned. The old needles were plucked, the crown slightly edited. This will be very good in a couple of years. The wire will have to go off in a couple of weeks. It starts to bite in.

A naturalistic bonsai must have many good fronts. A bunjin is a certain type of naturalistic style anyway and also must have many good sides. Pick your front.