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RESTYLING MY SMALL "P. PINE".

Post  Hans van Meer. on Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:43 am

Hi everybody,
I would like to share the pictures I made this afternoon of the restyling of my small 37cm/14,1 inch Pinus sylvestris named "P. PINE", that I found and collected In Austria in May 2002. Well, that I found it, is not completely true! My wife actually drew my intention to this tree first! We were just taking a well deserved rest from a very long climb up one of the many beautiful mountains surrounding the cabin were we stayed during that week. And wile my wife was enjoying the magnificent views, I took the opportunity to get rid off some of the excess water that I had drunk so much of during the long climb up (if you know what I mean?) I had just assumed the wide stand manly position, when my wife said “ you might want to stop what you are doing and lift up your left foot” ?! I looked down to discover that my left foot was resting on a very small Pine, that I had totally not noticed, because of the knee high grass it grew in. So I stopped, witch is not that easy, what I was doing and than I collected the tree with out any problem and took it home where it has been growing in my small garden ever since. So now you know why this little tree is called “P. PINE”!

Below: 21-1-2003 the year after collecting.



Below: Unwanted branches were removed and other cut back to promote back budding.





Below: Very carfuly the tree is wired, hard to do with my big fingers! Smile



Below: Than the pot was re-potted into a large trainings pot.



Below: May 2006. Still in that same trainings pot.






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Post  Hans van Meer. on Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:06 am

PART II.

Below: Yesterday, the needles from last year were carfully removed one by one. And unwanted branches were removed and others were shortened again. Now the tree is ready to be wired.



Below: Close up. I love that dark color of that weathered and old deadwood!



Below: Here the tree is wired. And now the fun part is about to start, the actual styling!



Below: The finished new look of the "P. PINE"for now!



In the future she will be planted deeper in a smaller and more suited pot. But that is for later! During those years I have to consentrate on getting some more foliage and better ramification.
But even though she is a long way from finished, I am already pretty happy with the mature and tall tree look and feel that she is slowly acquiring! I think she is becoming a very elegant little Bonsai!
I hope you enjoyed this little story about my "P. PINE" ?
Cheers,
Hans van Meer.


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Post  fiona on Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:30 am

Love it Hans, and love the story.

Just shows you what you can do with a bonsai if you don't p*ss on it first. Laughing

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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:40 am

Hi.
nice development. and nice little pine. good thing you didnt kill it first with your p***.
IMHO. the only only thing that disturbs me is that the trunk got a very natural sway and a very good natural looks then as you follow the nice curve of the trunk you end up with the very sharp angle on top going to the left branch.
again over all, its a nice tree. it can also be used (i think) in a letirati style by tilting a bit more to the left and using the nice looking narural thin trunk as the focal point. well its just me thinking of something else while tilting my laplop viewing you tree...

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jun
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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:48 am

Hans - great development in a little guy. I like what you have done and potting a bit lower is a good idea.

I am working on several Japanese Black Pine from seed with similar type design.

BTW, as a tip in America if you say you have a small pinus the vast majority of non-bonsai folk are going to laugh and when you say p**d on your small pinus everyone is going to laugh. Laughing Shocked

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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:06 am

Excellent story Hans. I love the deadwood too and no lime sulphur! Could it be Sylvestris, Waterii Embarassed

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Post  Hans van Meer. on Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:16 am

Rob Kempinski wrote:Hans - great development in a little guy. I like what you have done and potting a bit lower is a good idea.

I am working on several Japanese Black Pine from seed with similar type design.

BTW, as a tip in America if you say you have a small pinus the vast majority of non-bonsai folk are going to laugh and when you say p**d on your small pinus everyone is going to laugh. Laughing Shocked

Hi Rob,
I know the confusion this creates some times! When I showed my father the first mentioning of my work published in a U.K bonsai magazine, it was on his birthday, room full of casts, he red out loud: "Hans van Meer wins first price with his large pinus"! Than he looked at me and sad with a even loader voice: LARGE PINUS? YOU DONT HAVE A LARGE PINUS!! I never known that a group of old people could laugh so hard and for so long!
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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:57 am

Hans van Meer. wrote:
Rob Kempinski. wrote:
BTW, as a tip in America if you say you have a small pinus the vast majority of non-bonsai folk are going to laugh and when you say p**d on your small pinus everyone is going to laugh. Laughing Shocked

Hi Rob,
I know the confusion this creates some times! When I showed my father the first mentioning of my work published in a U.K bonsai magazine, it was on his birthday, room full of casts, he red out loud: "Hans van Meer wins first price with his large pinus"! Than he looked at me and sad with a even loader voice: LARGE PINUS? YOU DONT HAVE A LARGE PINUS!! I never known that a group of old people could laugh so hard and for so long!
Cheers,
Hans van Meer.

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Post  craigw on Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:30 am

I always look out for your posts Hans, such beautiful work
With thanks from Craig

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Post  Hans Vleugels on Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:25 am

Nice development! So much drama (character) in such a little tree...

Thanks for sharing...

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Post  my nellie on Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:43 am

will baddeley wrote:... .... I love the deadwood too and no lime sulphur! .... ....
Me, too!!!
This is what makes it soooo fascinating, I think......




PS: I always have an inclination for "natural" procedures.... Smile

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Post  Ed van der Reek on Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:49 am

Hi Hans,I like what you have done with your little pinus thumbs up lol!
Greetings Ed

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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:57 am

A very fine little P. Great story and I like the weathered trunk, that shows quite some age I guess. I will be another great tree of yours hans Very Happy

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Post  landerloos on Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:26 am

Hans it probably survived because you p.... on it lol!

Like your tree, looking forward to see the progresion of it.

(By the way Hans my father told me( and others) I had to have a golden Pinus, because my girlfriend came by to visit me after a stop in our relationship for 5 years Wink now we are married.)

Kind regards
Peter

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Post  Alsoares on Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:30 pm

NICE TRANSFORMATION. cheers AL

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Post  Paul B (Scotland) on Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:19 pm


Hi Hans,

Great story, great tree, really beautifully captured in your last photo.

As you have tools in your hand in a couple of the photos you've posted, I'm guessing you're not always the photographer? Maybe your wife is as good at taking photographs as she is at spotting nice trees to collect Smile

Cheers

Paul

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:52 pm

Hi Hans.
Very beautiful work. Now it is a small pine trees with great character. I like it very dynamic, sharp break with the strain at the top of the tree. Super! ThumbsUp

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My P Pine

Post  bonsaisr on Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:18 pm

Now you know why Anglophones have our own version of botanical Latin. We pronounce Pinus with a long English I, Pie-nus.
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Post  Hans van Meer. on Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:46 am

Thanks everybody for your replies, although I must say that I am getting a bit uncomfortable with all this talk about the size of my pinus!
Cheers,
Hans van Meer.


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Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:36 am

Great story and nice collected tree. I have Pinus envy! Very Happy
Salut, Todd

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Post  bwaynef on Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:46 pm

Disregard as you please:

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Post  ybonsai on Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:51 pm

Nice transformation Hans!
Nice deadwood and cortex for a little pine!

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Post  Attila Soos on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:04 am

The trunk and bark on that pinus is priceless. Great work, by the way.

This story shows that size doesn't always matter!

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:48 am

Attila Soos wrote:The trunk and bark on that pinus is priceless. Great work, by the way.

This story shows that size doesn't always matter!

Hey Atilla you've been MIA. Welcome back. Did the other forum wear you out?

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Post  Attila Soos on Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:07 am

Rob Kempinski wrote:

Hey Atilla you've been MIA. Welcome back. Did the other forum wear you out?

Thanks Rob, you guys are having some great threads lately, I enjoyed reading them. It looks as if this forum is still the best, after all. ThumbsUp


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