Committing a Crime within the title of Bonsai Artwork.


I used to be confronted with this Mugo Pine and had no thought what to do with it. The 2 bar branches on the backside is ugly and the 2 arms going up from there doesn’t lean itself to any of the Bonsai types that I do know of.

After many days, weeks and months of watching it from completely different angles, I someday was engaged on a small Japanese White Pine that’s planted in a crescent formed pot and a brand new thought got here to me. To do that, many Bonsai “guidelines” should be damaged and the tree put in danger because of loads of materials being eliminated. This can be a calculated threat. Extra about that later. Right here is the offender in all its former glory.

What to do with it?

The choice was made to take away the one thick department on the one facet and create a two inch lengthy Jin out of it.

The Jin on the suitable.

Then the opposite department was stripped and Jinned as effectively.

One brief Jin and one lengthy Jin.

This longer Jin is now wired up and bent within the form of a crescent, the identical as what a crescent formed pot would appear to be.

Now the one department that’s left is formed to characterize an off-the-cuff upright type Bonsai tree with a loop in what’s now the trunk to get the peak appropriate.

The tip product for now.

Aftercare and the long run: the tree will now be positioned in a sheltered spot and stay there for at the very least a yr. Fertilisation, watering, checking on the wire and weeding is probably the most pleasure this tree will see for a very long time. When the time is correct, the wire can be eliminated and the Jin can be additional developed. That can simply be some element work, inclusive of utilizing tremendous carving instruments, torching it and lime sulphur therapy. The tree may even go right into a Bonsai pot as soon as the expansion is robust.

I discussed taking calculated dangers earlier. It actually comes right down to mitigating the dangers by pondering by means of every threat and discovering a method to minimise the chance. These embrace not potting anytime quickly which implies no root work right now, sealing all the injuries and preserving the tree out of wind and harsh daylight. In depth wiring came about and that is mitigated by inserting man wires in locations to help the tougher wiring as to take among the load off. Man wires are hooked up to the wire on the branches / Jin and never on the branches itself. Now, let’s pray.

The shorter Jin that can endure additional improvement.

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