Pines are a classic bonsai species in Japan and the world over, they are not however, easy trees to care for and style without experience. Pines have their own growth patterns that differ greatly from deciduous and common coniferous species; these growth patterns need to be understood before successful styling and pruning can be carried out.
As can be seen in the accompanying pictures; pines are not only used for bonsai in Japan, they are also very often seen cloud-pruned in Japanese gardens.
Pine foliage is in the form of needles that are most commonly formed in bundles of two's and five's. Some pine species have long and/or curved needles that make them difficult to style effectively as bonsai, however Pinus species that display short needles are nearly always suitable.
Friday, 7 October 2016
Thursday, 6 October 2016
You Would Have Never Guessed Right
1. Pines are evergreen coniferous trees that can be found throughout the world
2. Their needles are considered to be the so-shaped leaves.
3. They live long to the age of 100 years old or more.
4. There are about 100 or so species of pines worldwide.
5. Pines trees are valuable for their timber and wood pulp production.
6. Pine trees prefer much straight sun but require little water during their full grown stages.
7. Pine cones are produced for propagation of species.
8. Pine seeds from the cones are loved by such wildlife creatures as birds and squirrels which then spread seed leftovers throughout. This is how a new pine tree appears.
Moreover, pine trees look amazingly attractive in the winter landscape as their green or dark green needles contrast sharply with white and dull winter landscape. Many people like pine trees for their pleasant smell.