Tiger hill pines — Les pins de la colline du tigre

Hmmm… some of you might be wondering what are those things on the pots, it looks like… broken pot pieces!

It actually is, and it took me a while to figure out why. When the construction crew started making a new building near one of the in-ground nurseries here, the penjing crew had to dig out and pot up a bunch of junipers.

That afternoon, I noticed all the newly poted trees had these pieces of pot on top of the soil. Now I know they don’t tie the trees in the pots like we do in North America (or the rest of the world for that matter), so I figure it’s to help keep the trees in their pots and to avoid having the wind knock them out of the pots.

I’m still pro tying, I just can’t comprehend even taking a chance…

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Hmmm … certains d’entre vous doivent se demander ce qu’est-ce ces choses sur les pots! On dirait … des morceaux de pots cassés!

Il m’a fallu un certain temps pour comprendre pourquoi. Lorsque l’équipe de construction a commencé à faire un nouveau bâtiment près d’une des pépinières en pleine terre, l’équipe de Penjing a dû creuser et rempoter un tas de genévriers.

Cet après-midi, j’ai remarqué que tous les arbres nouvellement rempotés avaient ces morceaux de pots cassés sur le sol des Penjings. Je sais qu’ils n’attachent pas les arbres dans des pots comme nous le faisons en Amérique du Nord (ou le reste du monde d’ailleurs), donc je crois que c’est pour aider à garder les arbres dans leur pot et pour éviter que le vent ne les sortent de là.

Je suis toujours pro-attachement et je ne suis pas prêt à prendre la chance qu’il arrive quoique ce soit au Bonsai!

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2 thoughts on “Tiger hill pines — Les pins de la colline du tigre

  1. Hi Quin
    Do the Chinese use a black pine similar to the Japanese black pine. It looks as though they use a pine more similar to the red pine. Luv your blog, and the longer I work at this art form the more I am trending towards penging. Also where can I find mud men characters at a reasonable price other than China.
    Qualicum Brian

    • In Suzhou they are using red and black Japanese pines mostly, some whites too. Shanghai and Yangzhou use a lot more whites.

      As for the figurines, there is a local store that sells, and ships figurines. The choice is not very immense, but it will work, and there are cheap mudmen and more quality mudmen.
      Here is the link : http://boutique.acbonsai.com/fr/miniatures

      I am glad you are also enjoying penjing, and thanks for the encouragement.

      Matt

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