I took a workshop with Larry, and he continues to promise that a new edition of his ponderosa book will be coming out. (We worked on a yamadori Colorado Blue Spruce. Matsu, I'll post a pic sometime... It DID happen!)
Meanwhile, I have a little pondy, and the needles are just emerging. Last year's long needles are still there, and there are some 2 year old needles hanging on as well. The two year old needles are turning (or have turned) brown. But they're still rather firmly attached.
This is my first pondy, so I'm wondering: Should I leave the old 2 year old needles and let them fall off? Cut them really, really short? Or pluck them like I would on a JBP?
I'm thinking I should cut them really, really short, just in case there's a bud there somewhere that might want to pop in the future.
And, again, I'll try to get a picture. <grin>