Finally, a first styling for this pine that was collected as a very young seedling over five years ago. The gnarly, exposed roots are definitely its most distinctive feature and will be shown off in the final semi cascade image. I can’t take credit for the styling, it was done before Christmas by a friend who has been helping me catch up with bonsai tasks missed during the year.
Immediate future plans:
- Root prune and repot into a smaller ceramic container next year.
- Bleach deadwood.
- Keep new growth very short to promote back budding.