Re-pot of Mugo.
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Author:  Peter Evans [ Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:40 pm ]
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I have just finished this re-pot of a garden Mugo pine. I first styled the tree 4 years ago . It is 11" high including the pot. Peter.

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Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:18 pm ]
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This Mugo has an almost insect like quality about it, the roots bring it out. I like the feeling it presents and think the pot is an excellent match.


Author:  Ed Trout [ Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:11 pm ]
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Very nice ! In my mind, balance is very important in the design of bonsai. While your tree "leans" dramatically to the right, it still maintains a powerful balance vertically. How many times have you seen someone viewing a bonsai "lean" one way or the other, or tilt their heads, one way or the other? This is a dead giveaway that the tree isn't balanced. Nice job !
Ed Trout

Author:  Peter Evans [ Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:22 pm ]
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Will, Thanks for the comment. Perhaps I should look for a suitable insect to name it after. Ed, I totally agree with you. I think ballance is a major consideration in the design of Bonsai. Thank you for your imput.
I have posted a top view to show how the pot ballances the foliage. Peter.

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Author:  Carl Bergstrom [ Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:42 pm ]
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Not only is this beautifully photographed, but it's an inspiring tree. One of the things that I find the most appealing about it is the way that the deliberate imperfection of the nanban pot complements the seeming "imperfection" of the root structure -- producing a whole that is decidedly not imperfect, and instead is quite different, interesting, and memorable.
Best regards,

Author:  Peter Evans [ Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:23 pm ]
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Carl, Thanks for your comments. It is always nice when someone gets the point of your work.
I have always thought of Bonsai as an illusion. Something pretending to be what it is not.
So, I use everything thing I can to create this. ( to be honest,it only works occasionally )
If only we all had access to the fine yamadori !!.
regards, Peter.

Author:  Dan Barton [ Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:28 am ]
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Peter Evans wrote:
I have just finished this re-pot of a garden Mugo pine. I first styled the tree 4 years ago . It is 11" high including the pot. Peter.

Hi Peter...... nice tree, nice pot, but I think the pot is a trifle too big for the tree and a wee bit too deep. I think as your tree has a very natural appearance to it ..... I think it may be improved if planted on a slab (perhaps of weathered slate with 'feathered' edging).

Cheers, Dan

Author:  Peter Evans [ Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:23 am ]
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Thank's for the comments Dan, and welcome to the site.
I have a nice piece of slate and will see how it looks at the next re-pot.

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