Juniper - second restying

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Juniper - second restying

Post  rolandp on Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:46 am

Dear IBC members.

This is a short history of my juniper which was first styled in spring 2010.

2010-04 - Starting material


2010-05 - After first syling


The result of the first styling was pleasing at the moment, but later on i was less and less happy with the image of the tree. The tree was neglected for a while and this year i decided to work on it again. My first plan was to develop it further in the direction of the first styling, but whatever i did it didn't look good. At a workshop of the TORA group we had a discussion and at the end Tomaž Kovšca gave me the idea to work only with the first right branch and this was the trigger of the second restyling. Very Happy

2012-09 - before the second restyling


2012-09 - after the second restyling





The jins on the left side will be smaller in the future and i also plan to ad a shari, but owerall im much mora happy with this direction. Very Happy Please let me know your opinion.

Regrads, roland

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Re: Juniper - second restying

Post  yamasuri on Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:48 am

Very nice tree. I would let the top go [jin] and keep the tree size as exactly on the last picture. Nebari is great and like this size tree has very dramatic movement.

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Re: Juniper - second restying

Post  Hans van Meer. on Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:35 am

Sweat Roland! Good decision! Now it has the perfect size and it all falls together!
Well don!

Cheers,
Hans van Meer

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Re: Juniper - second restying

Post  sabamiki on Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:51 am

very good decision Smile previous form has no proportion , too thin to height , too many foliage . Today tree has good proportion , good way to this tree Smile
good luck Smile
regards from Poland Smile

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Re: Juniper - second restying

Post  rolandp on Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:32 am

Thank you guys for all the nice words.3

The only thing that concerns me is, if it will be possible to create nice compact foliage pads with this species of juniperus.
I think that a nice and precise foliage definition will be needed in the future to make this tree really convincing.

regards, roland

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Re: Juniper - second restying

Post  sabamiki on Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:53 pm

in my opinion create compact foliage is possible on this species of juniper (I thing is juniperus media). I had in my collection many bonsai and materials of this species or similar , in my country acquired good material like itoigawa or other Japanese species is very difficult and expensive, that many enthusiast starts his bonsai way using local species of juniperus acquired in garden centres. that species you had is better for bigger bonsai but is possible to create good shohin bonsai. for example my j.pfizeriana about 30 cm. simple little tree Wink

I hope you are not angry for my pictures in your post Wink
greetings Wink

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Re: Juniper - second restying

Post  rolandp on Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:26 pm

Hi Sebastian.
Nice tree, thanks for sharing, do you use some special pruning regime to achieve such nice foliage ot just regular pruning?
Greeting to Poland, please pass my greetings to Marek, Jacek and Marta. cheers

cheers, roland

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Re: Juniper - second restying

Post  sabamiki on Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:45 pm

Of course I pass Yours greetings as soon as we meet with Marek Smile
To create compact foliage first I pruning strong shoots with scissors on the whole tree and next I pinch fingers the long " roller needles " to create dense pads Wink it is advisable that move tree to shade for some time after shear and spray water, if tree back straight away to sun ends of needles may can brown

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