A Rugged Old Mugo Pine and a Lovely Japanese Garden

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Close up of an old yamadori Mugo pine's trunk. It belongs to Mariusz Folda. Here's his caption... "Pinus mugo in training at IBUKI for 16 years." IBUKI is Mariusz's Bonsai and Ceramics studio in Bielsko-Biala, Poland

There’s a lot to like about this old Mugo pine. Aged bark is always a plus as is deeply fissured, naturally colored deadwood. Perhaps most striking is the way the foliage clings to the trunk and primary branches, creating a low dense canopy that enhances the story of a rugged life at the tree line in a high mountain range (three in a row… don’t tell my high school English teacher).  Maybe somewhere in the Alps in this case, where many of the best Mugo pines are collected. All the photos in this post are from Mariusz Folda’s timeline. IBUKI Bonsai and Ceramics Studio also has a facebook page.
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A good look at how the foliage clings to the bones of the tree

 

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A close look at the base of the trunk and the surface of the soil

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Here's a good shot of the low, dense canopy

 

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A piece of the garden at IBUKI. Even without the brilliant Japanese maple leaves in all their fall splendor, this garden would be lovely. With them... well, you can see for yourself

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