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A visit to Miyakonojou

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In the small town of Miyakonojou in southern Kyushu experiencing a Mr. Fukunaga, an amateur bonsai. He has been growing for several decades bonsai pine – mostly black, white pine, and Japanese maples with some other varieties here and there. Conifers filled his front yard.

Fukunaga's garden

garden of Mr. Fukunaga

White pine

Double trunk white pine

Some of the trees they were not small.

White pines

hiding behind large white pines

In this garden, I looked at the trunks and roots to count the separate trees. As is common in many Japanese bonsai gardens, various white pines had been a while since his last transplant.

White pine

white pine

Roots pushing tree out of pot

Roots push the tree out of the pot

The approach is very popular as infrequently transplant helps keep the growth of white pine in check. I also learned a little about the development of black pines. Lesson 1 – cuttings seedlings produce roots that are the same size and shape

Roots

probable evidence of tree made by cutting seedlings

Lesson 2 -. Pines growing in containers can be kept under control surface roots – a great advantage when trees fit into small pots show

Roots

container grown black pine with a modest nebari

Growing pine on the ground may have the opposite effect.

Black pine

Pine developed on the ground.

Wait, what?

Roots

Whole lotta roots

As I walked through the front yard was quite easy to know which trees were developed on the ground and was developed in pots.

Black pine

grown in the field Pine

In the backyard of Fukunaga, I got to see some of the trees in development.

Fukunaga's backyard

backyard Fukunaga

Most of the space was filled with young black and white pines. Two greenhouses housed deciduous varieties.

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White pines

– young white pines about 15 years old

Mr. Fukunaga had a blast talking about what made these trees. Most of the black pines are now about 30 years old. They were fully grown in containers strainers.

Mr. Fukunaga

Mr. Fukunaga

was fun to see the movement, and in some cases the bark of these trees. Rama was rudimentary work as the focus to date has been on the trunks.

30yr-old black pine

30-year-old black pine

30yr-old black pine

look like a fun project?

Over backyard of Mr. Fukunaga soon.

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


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