Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New shohin mugo pines

Dwarf mugo pines. Exactly 7 years from cuttings. The needle length on these little conifers averages about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch long. Trunk thickness is roughly the same. Height is 4 inches for the smallest and up to 6 inches for the larger ones. They will go into small ceramic pots soon where they will grow, very slowly, into fat little sumo wrestlers...

Monday, April 9, 2012

Coastal Hemlock-Tsuga Heterophylla

Coast Hemlock clump on a basalt dish. From collected seedlings. Approximate age is 15 years. It was planted on this stone only 6 months ago, so it will need 2-3 years to fill out before any artistic direction can be made.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Pinus contorta contorta, Shore pines, collected.

The first tree is 31 inches tall, trunk thickness is 3 inches. In training 2.5 years.

The second tree is 28 inches tall, trunk thickness 3.2 inches. In training 2 years.