last week I rewired and restyled my Mugo Pine named “Little Chapel”. And since then I have been waiting for the weather to break open to shine a little light onto my little Photograph aria in the back of my garden, but no such luck! So the picture of the finished tree is not the best I ever made, but I hope it will do for now?!
Below: I collected this tree in 2004 in Austria and gave it it’s first styling in 2006.
Below: This is how it looked in September 2010 after it’s second styling session. Height: 57 cm/ 22,5 inch.
Below: Freezing my nuts off while styling! BBRRRRR! And I am getting greyer and greyer, real fast!
Below: And this is how the tree looks after this last restyling. Height: 57 cm/ 22,5 inch.
The foliage mass has doubled and a lot of the new growth is closer to the trunk, so that is good! The old curling branch (second one on the right) that has an old natural Shari’s running along it, is not wired but supported in to place by wooden sticks to prevent it from damaging! The different foliage layers are hard to make out in this flat looking picture but believe me, they are there! Next, if the weather allows, the deadwood will be worked over, cleaned and then treated with wood hardener were necessary. And then it is all treated with a double coating off lime sulphur. I do like how this little tree is progressing! I hope you enjoyed this little update?!
Read and see more about “Little Chapel” on my personal Bonsai Website Karamotto HERE!!! and HERE!!!
JUST A FEW MORE WEEKS TO BURRS!!!
Hans van Meer.