some pictures of my zelcova winter image
November 2014 before
November 2014 after autumn pruning
I acquired this mugo pine last week do not know variety but it is the very dwarf ( I was told ) It is grafted to some other pine ( Scottish I think ). Here we have some pictures of first initial clean up and pruning.
as it has got to my collection
and after work.
Next spring I will re=pot it, and then work on ramification. It is the future full size tree already. I think it will make nice shohin tree.
I was asked to respond to a post about balancing a Japanese Black Pine last month. The problem was that summer candle-pruning, or care thereafter had resulted in a pine that was growing less balanced in strength.
As an homage to Peter Warren’s Rastafarian Pine from 20 years ago, here is a shot of the pine under consideration, color-coded by strength:
How to start? Find the weakest areas of the tree (lower, interior, shaded branches). Count the needle pairs from this season’s growth on those shoots to establish an average. Next, size up the buds…determine the average size of the weakest buds. Consider this as the average weak shoot for our example. It has about…
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it may be worth to read it
as it has got to my collection in June 2013
after clean up June 2013
August 2013 befor and after second clean up session
May 2014 tree growing very well ready for styling
and now – November 2014 after has been styled on workshop in September