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Creeping juniper viable?

Post  I Cut too much on Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:08 pm

I have a large ground juniper outside my property. It is very very low to the ground and a hazy blue green. Is this a good candidate for training? I can provide pics if needed, but I can assure its identification. How should I go about air layering? And how should I acquire a "heel" on the cuttings if I choose that method?

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Re: Creeping juniper viable?

Post  Leo Schordje on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:34 am

Ground juniper can make excellent bonsai. And a ground juniper can be shaped into many styles. There is a whole chapter on ground juniper in Nick Lenz's book "Collecting Bonsai from the Wild", you really should read this book before you dig and or style the juniper. Nick has created fantastic formal uprights, slanting styles, semi-cascades and full cascades using ground juniper. Definitely look at his formal uprights, they surprised me when I first saw them and realized he used ground juniper to create them.

You can find the book here
http://www.stonelantern.com/Nick_Lenz_Bonsai_from_the_Wild_How_to_bonsai_p/b1lenz.htm

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Post  I Cut too much on Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:11 am

Excellent, this will be a treasure trove in my own backyard!

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