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TOPIC: First stage of development “Medusa” Juniper

First stage of development “Medusa” Juniper 1 month 1 week ago #52634

Hello!
My name is Cesar Urbina, I’m from Chihuahua, Mexico!
This is the first stage of design work of this Procumbens Juniper. I hope you like it and I’ll appreciate your opinion about it. Here are the most representative moments of the work. I worked in 7 sessions with my teacher David Calahorra from “Centro Jardinero Especializado” in Chihuahua city.

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First stage of development “Medusa” Juniper 1 month 1 week ago #52637

That last pic sure looks like Medusa. Not your typical bonsai silhouette but I like it :)
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First stage of development “Medusa” Juniper 1 month 1 week ago #52638

Hola Cesar y bienvenido!

I really like your tree. Very cool!
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First stage of development “Medusa” Juniper 1 month 5 days ago #52662

Surely very different from the usual juniper, nice!
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First stage of development “Medusa” Juniper 1 month 4 days ago #52685

Cool idea! :)
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First stage of development “Medusa” Juniper 1 month 4 days ago #52692

i like the concept of the design and i think when the pads fill out it will look amazing but i do have to say the trunk in the front with the perfect loop is kinda an eye sore. thats the first thing my eyes went to. but please so keep us updated id love to see how it looks with full pads.
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First stage of development “Medusa” Juniper 1 month 3 days ago #52698

The foliage pads have been laid out the way they should. Good job.

I don't like the deadwood though, it is too much and it looks unnatural.
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First stage of development “Medusa” Juniper 1 month 3 days ago #52703

Of course it looks unnatural AUK, it is a medusa! Or Octopus Very original I´d say. I would name it Kthulu and enjoy it´s weirdness! :P
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First stage of development “Medusa” Juniper 1 month 3 days ago #52714

Mimo wrote: Of course it looks unnatural AUK, it is a medusa! Or Octopus Very original I´d say. I would name it Kthulu and enjoy it´s weirdness! :P


True, true, I'm a bit of a boring guy who doesn't sufficiently think out of the box. Indeed, it is a unique specimen and it's an art, so you're free to do what you like - as long as you're doing bonsai - and as said, the foliage pads are done properly so yeah... all good.

It's just that it doesn't look logical to me (for lack of a better word). Branches die, deadwood does occur in nature, but it's normally one side or part of the tree that's exposed. Here it looks like all branches are affected, no matter where, so the living parts... well... don't make sense as they would have been exposed to the same forces.

Notice I 'm NOT saying it's a bad tree, it's just a matter of taste I guess. Let's see how it develops.
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First stage of development “Medusa” Juniper 1 month 2 days ago #52717

everything dies off except for the lowest branch. As the rest of the tree died, the lower branch got sunlight and grew up into the now available light to become the tree. Very natural and logical in my twisted mind :)
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