Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dalmatian pine coming nicely

This is a very promising European black pine, Pinus nigra. It was collected in February 2007 and offered to me for styling in a demo right away in March 2007 in Croatia. AllI did then was to prune it drastically. Then in spring of 2008 I planted it into this small pot. Ironically it will grow BETTER in such a small pot if watered and fed agressivly than in a large container. In fall of 2008 then first styling. Now one year later it starts to look fine. The crown is much too wide still, of course and it is too high. With lots of backbudding this will be cured next summer and it will be a decent bonsai then.