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Ponderosa Pine

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shimsuki:
Frank, I like this ponderosa. Do you plan on leaving it in that pot?
Shimsuki

One more thing, it is weird because when I look down towards the pot the tree is planted to far to the left for my taste. However, when you look at the top, it appears to look correct, again according to my taste.
I have noticed people like Andy Smith planting their ponderosas very close to the edge of the pot they are in, I wonder why.

John Kirby:
Shimsuki,
They are plantd next to the edge because he have long large roots when they are dug out of cracks, and sometimes they only have one big root and are very difficult to get anchored in the pot- the most important first step. It can take several years to reduce the root enough to get it in the center of the pot. John

shimsuki:
I see now.
Thanks

T-Town Bonsai:

--- Quote from: John Kirby on September 16, 2009, 08:39 PM ---Shimsuki,
They are plantd next to the edge because he have long large roots when they are dug out of cracks, and sometimes they only have one big root and are very difficult to get anchored in the pot- the most important first step. It can take several years to reduce the root enough to get it in the center of the pot. John

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John's answered it well.  This one had one large root and I barely got it in this pot and didn't get the angle I wanted either.  I have a couple I have planted in bonsai pots for the first time and it is the same thing. 
Frank

greerhw:
When are you going to jin it, Paco. Want me to come uo help........................ ;)

keep it green,
Harry

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