Pines - European Black Pine nr. 1

1 2 2001-04-P.n.av  Summer 2001 in the mountains 2001-04-P.n2v1  Summer 2001 in the mountains 2001-4-P.n4v1  Summer 2001 in the mountains 2003-05-P.n5v1  Summer 2003 in Wolfgang's gardenP 2003-05-P.n8  Summer 2003 in Wolfgang's garden0 2003-07-Dscn5992v1 2003-07-Dscn5994v1
2003-07-Dscn5996v  Summer 2003, finished for the time being; looks kind of pathetic, as most trees after first styling. Nigra pines in particular, just like ponderosas with their long needles look quite untidy after first styling. But it does not matter what it looks like now. It only matters what it will look like five years down the road. We'll see. 2003-08-Dscn5978v 2003-08-Dscn5981v1 2003-08-Dscn5993v 2004-07-Dscn7780g  Summer 2004, with pot by Derek Aspinall 2005-07-Dsc 3539v  Summer 2005 2007-07-Dsc 1430v  Summer 2007; now for the first time the tree starts to look showable. But it will still be a long way until it goes to an exhibit 2007-07-DSC 3455v  Summer 2007, just a snapshot; getting better every time - just as it should be. Now I will have to concentrate on the needle length. The crown is dense enough. I don't want a poodle. But the needles will have to become shorter. This will happen by feeding less and cutting down on watering. We'll see. 2008-06-NSC 5943ofv
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