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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.
garden of Mr. Fukunaga
Double trunk white pine
Some of the trees they were not small.
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.
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
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
container grown black pine with a modest nebari
Growing pine on the ground may have the opposite effect.
Pine developed on the ground.
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.
grown in the field Pine
In the backyard of Fukunaga, I got to see some of the trees in development.
Most of the space was filled with young black and white pines. Two greenhouses housed deciduous varieties.
– 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.
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.
30-year-old black pine
look like a fun project?
Over backyard of Mr. Fukunaga soon.
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com