Saturday, August 3, 2013

Japanese white pine #5 refurbished

Japanese white pine, Pinus pentaphylla, collected in the Japanese mountains many decades ago, styled as bonsai by a Japanese master and then after a few decades neglected a bit, imported to Europe last year. I did not pluck old needles to keep the tree happy and healthy after styling. When I showed the tree ten days ago on my blog before refubishing some smart individual mentioned that it is 'not worth the bother' because of poor nebari. Well, I am always grateful to get free advice from folks who apparently know so much more than I do. I worked on the deadwood a bit. New pot by Derek Aspinall.