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Juniper Bonsai 1 year 7 months ago #30666

My first time wiring and pruning this Juniper into a 'windswept flow' .... not sure if the bottom branch needs to be thinned a bit and would appreciate any advice. I purchased this from a nursery in a one gallon pot. One photo is before major pruning and second photo is how it looks now.

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Juniper Bonsai 1 year 7 months ago #30667

Smossoo wrote: My first time wiring and pruning this Juniper into a 'windswept flow' .... not sure if the bottom branch needs to be thinned a bit and would appreciate any advice. I purchased this from a nursery in a one gallon pot. One photo is before major pruning and second photo is how it looks now.


Pruned, wired and repotted into a small pot? I'd leave it alone and hope it lives.
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Juniper Bonsai 1 year 7 months ago #30668

LOL... I knew I'd seen this plant before :)




I guess that's where you got your inspiration from?

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Juniper Bonsai 1 year 7 months ago #30669

Just wondering why it has such a bad tree on the cover. Guess they changed that in more recent editions:

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Juniper Bonsai 1 year 7 months ago #30670

Thank you ... I do too....
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Juniper Bonsai 1 year 7 months ago #30671

This picture is not on the front of my book .... inspiration came from how the plant looked in its original pot....
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Juniper Bonsai 1 year 7 months ago #30672

Just checked my book and you are right ... guess my subconscious mind kept this picture in focus .... thought I had an older edition of this little booklet ....
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Juniper Bonsai 1 year 7 months ago #30673

Smossoo" post=30672]Just checked my book and you are right ... guess my subconscious mind kept this picture in focus ....

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In my opinion the example you had isn't great, but at least you got started and got your first practice. Now give the tree time to recover. I'd recommend to look at lots of pictures of trees, and, if you can, visit bonsai nurseries / exhibitions / join a club.
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Juniper Bonsai 1 year 7 months ago #30674

I belong to a club and went to a Bonsai Nursey ... the owner is the one who put the 5 gauge wire on the main branch ... appreciate your reply and looking forward to more insite from those who know more then me ....
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