Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mugo pine #46 part 2

The result of the first styling is quite promising. This will definitely go into my collection. Now we will leave this tree alone for two years, water and feed aggressively with full sun. Then it should have developed a much denser crown. The thick branches will then be bent and the tree left alone for a year. In summer of 2014 we might be able to bend the thick branches even more and to wire all small branches. Then the tree will be left alone until summer of 2016. Then some detailed finishing will take place. In spring of 2017 it will go into a bonsai pot, hopefully the final one. It will then not be repotted for at least twenty years !! In 2021 it might be ready for the first exhibit.