Removing needles can be as important as pruning branches, in order to stimulate back-budding and develop branch structure. As with most evergreen conifers the normal approach is to cut back to something green but if there isn’t anything growing lower down a branch, what do you do? A fellow club member asked me to look… Read more »
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The main pines at Pinsongqiu, Daliang County, Shunde in China were that of Pinus massoniana (马尾松) which are commonly known as the Chinese red pine, Masson’s pine or horsetail pine. They are a species native to Taiwan, central and southern China and Hong Kong plus northern Vietnam. In their natural environment they grow at low altitudes… Read more »
This was a collection of bonsai that kept inspiring, because in addition to a stunning massive collection of the finest Pinus massoniana there was a wide variety of other tree species on display as bonsai too including Giant Redwoods! This collection was in the Daliang County of Shunde in China in a place called Pinsongqiu,… Read more »
Pinsongqiu is located in Daliang County, Shunde in China. It is an amazing garden comprised of predominately Pines hence the name. The main species of Pine is Pinus massoniana and there are over 150 distinctive masterpieces of pine bonsai all created in the Lingna style.
During the Bonsai Clubs International Convention in Guangzhou in China, on one of the field trip days we were fortunate to visit the and meet the Chairman and CEO and Founder, Mr Chen Chang. In addition to have a superb collection of bonsai trees at the Panyu Chu Kong Steel Pipe Co. Ltd. Bonsai Garden… Read more »
A short video of our visit to Panyu Chu Kong Steel Pipe Co. Ltd in Guangzhou, China.
One of the most amazing places to be priviledged to visit whilst in China on the BCI convention was the Bonsai Garden at Panyu Chu Kong Steel Pipe Co Ltd. The scale of the garden is vast but it needs to be for the scale of bonsai on display to enable them to be set… Read more »
The bonsai exhibition in China was fun, and well worth the trip and many others from around the world thought so too given the attendees present from Canada, Australia, Tasmania, France, Germany, America and India to name a few of the countries we met people from.
This was a first to see bonsai in China at an amazing 5 day convention hosted and organised by Bonsai Clubs International and Asia-Pacific Bonsai and Viewing Stones convention and it was held in September in Guangzhou. The scale of the convention and the bonsai trees on display was the most impressive, the styles were… Read more »