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"Arctic" juniper

Post  JimLewis on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:50 pm

This little tree (11 inches from the pot rim) should have died 20 years ago. It has been though more lives than the average cat could only imagine. If anyone wants to admit that we torture our trees, this one is a prime example.

In its current life, I see this as a lone, struggling tree at the edge of the Arctic tundra (hence the white gravel -- and the stones were actually collected from the shore of Seward bay in Alaska -- which is well south of the tree line, of course).

Anyway, FWIW . . .


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species?

Post  MikeT307 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:47 pm

The name fits the appearance, in my opinion. Is that a Juniperus virginiana?

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:30 pm

You know, I've had that tree so long I can't recall where I got it or what it might be, but I don't THINK it is J. virginiana. It seems to have needles only. Maybe J. procumbens?????

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Post  Fred-4-u on Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:00 pm

love it

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Post  Richard S on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:12 pm

Not withstanding the size of the pot, which I feel is a little on the large side, the tree is excellent!

Making full length shari look natural is clearly quite hard as a lot of trees don't really carry it off but yours is very good. It also shows (in my opinion) that bonsai don't need to have massive trunks or dramatic taper to create a convincing image.

Very natural looking and very nice.

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Post  Auballagh on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:49 pm

Really nice tree! Cool
I think it would look great to plant this tree (with rocks and all - of course!) onto a small slab.

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:01 pm

Thanks, all.

It was on a slate slab in a former life. Somehow I didn't think it "fit." As for its current pot, I wanted to give it a "landscape" in which to live.

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Post  dorothy7774 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:50 pm

Inspiration-al Very Happy



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Post  dorothy7774 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:01 am

dorothy7774 wrote:Inspiration-al Very Happy



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Dorothy

Forgot to leave space for the soil.. Smile


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Post  dexworks on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:07 am

Jim,

Very convincing illusion of an old survivor. I like it a lot.

Dorothy,

Great virtual as usual.

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Derick

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:50 pm

Thanks, Dex, and thanks Dorothy. As usual it is a great virtual (with or without the soil <g>), but not quite what I want for that tree.

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