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Species Specific => White Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: october on June 06, 2011, 06:02 PM

Title: White Pine Cleaned Up
Post by: october on June 06, 2011, 06:02 PM
Hello all,
Cleaned up my only white pine over the weekend. Did some wiring and some needle plucking. The tree is about 12 inches tall. In the future, I will probably keep the style as is. I may do some fine wiring later on. Also, I may take some of the "bow" out of some of the branches. The tree was repotted 1 1/2 months ago and with more work done last weekend, I will just let the tree rest for a while now.

Rob

Comments always welcome ;D
Title: Re: White Pine Cleaned Up
Post by: MatsuBonsai on June 07, 2011, 01:30 PM
Looking good.  What are your thoughts on the current pot?  Any change in the future?
Title: Re: White Pine Cleaned Up
Post by: october on June 07, 2011, 04:44 PM
Hello MatsuBonai...Good question. This is the first bonsai pot (that I know of) for the tree. It came out of a plastic nursery pot. However, it was not the deep kind, it was maybe half the height. Initially, I had a more square pot picked out. It was a shorter pot. However, it seemed that from a health point of view, that is was going to be crammed in there. I opted for a larger pot. A bit big. However, now the tree can enjoy all the room and keep it's health. Possible on the next repot, I would go with a slightly shorter, lighter colored and smoother edged pot. All I know is that I don't think this tree lost more than 1-2 needles after the repot. I was happy to see it happy ;D

What would you suggest for a pot, would you agree with the future pot I described?

Rob
Title: Re: White Pine Cleaned Up
Post by: John Kirby on June 08, 2011, 08:16 AM
One of the nicer grafts, you have a very nice one. Looks good. I think a softer, possibly greyish (at least lighter) pot would be good. Something that compliments the "femininity" of the foliage. Couple of years, to fill in the foliage a bit, will be great.

John
Title: Re: White Pine Cleaned Up
Post by: october on June 08, 2011, 03:12 PM
Thanks John.. I do agree with your future pot desciption. Usually, my method is that when I get a tree in a nusery container, It is potted into a grow pot or an oversized, rough bonsai pot first, then in 2-3 years or so, it then goes into it's bonsai pot.

Rob
Title: Re: White Pine Cleaned Up
Post by: MatsuBonsai on June 10, 2011, 09:18 AM
I've developed Boon/Kirby's penchant for multiple pots.  Changing pots regularly keeps the look fresh and exciting.

I'm particularly fond of round, rustic pots these days.  So much so that the wife even commented on my buying nothing but recently.

I think this could work in a nice round pot.  Also, a very exaggerated outwardly curved rectangle or oval I think might look nice.  Softer, as Kirby suggested, certainly smaller for a finished pot.