Friday, September 3, 2010

Cembra pine #3

This cembra pine , Pinus cembra was collected in the Alps in 2002. I got it in 2005 and started to work with it right away. If you look at the development you might ask why I did not try to make 'proper' branch layers. Well, this is impossible with this kind of material. And it would look silly anyway, like a bonsai with a weird trunk. Last year it started to look somewhat decent, but the pot was way too big. To plant such an unorthodox tree into an orthodox pot is like dressing an old farmer with a tuxedo. It would look awkward. So the old farmer needs a lederhosen in my area. Today he got it. Alex and WP planted the beast in one hour onto this artificial rock by avicenna. In a year I might wire the branches again. We'll see.
Unorthodox trees should go into unorthodox pots.