I am an owner of a 75 year old Pinion Pine collected bonsai also three Bristle cone pine bonsai alonf with a few Ponderosa pine from 75 years old to over 100 years. all growing without little help from me.
Great roots and awesome candles every year.
Hey I seen that you are the go to guy when it comes to Mugo pines. Im pretty new to the bonsai world. Ive read a few books and watched TONS of youtube videos. i recently bought a Mugo the other day and i have read on here about putting them into a colander. So today i went to lowes and bought a pond basket and some bonsai soil from the local nursey. should i wait to put the tree into the colander or now? and how?
Vance I just realized that of all the people I learned from, about every nursery tree or shrub commonly used and considered "easy", the only Nursery tree I have alive and repotted is my Mugo Pine!
I can't express how much I appreciate your passion for Mugo!
I would not be able to enjoy a pine at all if it wasn't for this.
I can't begin to explain what this means to me, and I can never thank you enough!
Hi Vance, l have a question for you, I have a
Small Japanese Black Pine, with rot that is starting to go straight through the trunk, how can I stop or slow this down? The soil is very course mix of pumice, lava rock, cherry granite, and pine bark. Root and foliage growth has been pretty week the last couple years. I'd post a picture, but haven't figured out how on a direct message.
I can't seem to get my conversations to work right...thinking to pass on the one Mugo I showed you...and pick up a cheaper one to see if I can keep it alive first. I keep reading pines can be difficult...either you can give them Horticultural care it needs or you can't.
Hi Vance. My name is Brad Russell. You had given my some questions last week about my mugo pines. I had originally asked about needle plucking, and you informed me of some things i should think about. I was wondering if you had time to look at my response of your questions. Any help or suggestions you could share would be great. I really love this hobby. I could possibly see myself doing this full time hopefully someday. Anyway, i am wanting to learn more about the mugo pine, and am willing to do extra to learn. Thanks again for any time you have.