Pines need water too!!
No not mine but I have seen two almost dead pines during the last month and wanted to clear up a myth regarding watering of pines.
My own small Scots Pine is building up a nice framework of branching this previous three years. Come the Autumn I will thin the tree out by around 40-50% to enable me to shape further. Minor pruning can be carried out now, but do ensure you seal cuts. For now the appropriate feeding and watering regime with a position of full sun all day, has given me quality sized needles.
Yes, the tree is rotated, but does indeed sit in sun all day long. Watering is generally twice daily at the moment, as the gorgeous weather we are having .. and owed some; is ensuring most of my trees dry out quite quickly. And it really was this watering I wanted to mention.
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And the winners are :
Swiss Bonsai Awards
|Dedicious native||Dedicious Import||Conifer native||Conifer Import|
|1° Mario Pavone||1° Luca Brignoli||1°Hugo Berther||1° Carmine Samà|
|2° Nicola Crivelli||2° Nadir Marcon||2°Madlaine Campo||2° Walter Schmutz|
|3° Mina Boscacci||3° Mario Pavone||3° Enzo Ferrari||3° Nicola Crivelli|
Bonsai Club Ticino Awards
|Swiss Suiseki Award||Winners of the 2° Award Bonsai Club Ticino:||Award Bonsai Club Ticino Suiseki||Winner of the audience favorite:|
|1° – Sonzini||1° Juniperus Chinensis-Nicola Crivelli||Igor Carino||Lebanon Cedar forest, by Enzo Ferrari|
|2° – Enzo Ferrari||2° Ezo Pine –Paolo Dassetto|
|3° – Amadeo Ducoli||3° Pseudocidonia –Mario Pedrazzetti|
Here photos of almost all the trees
Does any of you remember the Bonsai Autumn in Switzerland? Can you recall the quality of the trees, the perfection in its organization (like a Swiss clock!)? Well, I do, and I certainly hope that some day the BCT will be able to put up such a show, because, let’s face it, the Italians have been a force to contend with the last few years, and Noelander should not be the only big bonsai attraction in Europe!
It’s warm outside, not really hot but pleasant, and I wanted to do something different than the boring fruit salat. And I find this! Is’nt sweet