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Post  peter keane on Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:47 am

hello all. it's been awhile since I've posted here. but, here's a juniper I've been developing since 2006. It's blaauw juniper grafted to san jose root stock. I've bleached the dead wood two years ago. Over the past few days, I spent time stripping the lime sulphur from it because it was too strong. I'm going to re-apply with a diluted concentration to give it a more balanced contrast with the live areas. I haven't decided on a front yet. The pot was made by John Pitt.




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Post  augustine on Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:10 am

Beautiful juniper Peter!

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Post  Richard S on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:30 am

Peter

Fantastic tree, thanks for sharing it with us.

For what my opinion is worth I think the second view would make the best front. The dead wood is arguably more impressive in your first photo but I like the sinuous live vein and overall balance between live, dead and foliage mass in your second picture.

Lets face it though, with a tree that good whichever front you choose it's going to look pretty fantastic.

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Post  LanceMac10 on Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:10 pm

Hey, Pete, nice to see a post from you! This isn't your Artisan's Cup tree, is it? Congrats, again, on having one accepted!
This one looks really nice and well on it's way. Did you work the tree at NEBG? It looks like a familiar background. Hoping to get down there this weekend for some soil.....and who knows, maybe another piece of material! lol!
Great pot-tree combination, too.....

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Post  peter keane on Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:25 pm

Thank you. It's not the Artisan's tree. That was a japanese white pine that did well in the scoring, but, not quite well enough to win...oh, well Smile

I did work the juniper at NEBG yesterday. Their facilities are perfect for this sort of thing. I haven't chosen a front yet, though. The base is quite powerful on one side. but, there is more live tissue to see on the other. I'll see how both views look when the foliage is cleaned and wired out.

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Post  beer city snake on Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:02 pm

wonder full tree peter... and that pot is sooooo perfect !

even though i did not see the deadwood in all its bleachedness,
i too am of the opinion that it must look better now that it is knocked down to the point that Cool are not necessary in the viewing

i hope you continue to return here with more of your work.

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Post  redmoon on Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:08 am

Stunning juniper Peter. Really nice job showing much restraint.

I also like the 2nd front. The flow of the deadwood from that angle is phenomenal. Booking a table for one here but this pot may be too powerful for this graceful tree. A wonderful pot no doubt but to me it's a pot that's crying out for a dramatic rough -barked tree.

... but yeah, splitting hairs. Stunning is stunning!

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Post  peter keane on Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:23 am

Thanks Smile

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dead wood

Post  abcd on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:52 pm

For the dead wood, i use lime sulphur 10% dilued , with china ink 1% dilued.
the china ink will enter in the cracks and blacken , dead wood will be more natural , stunning tree, congratulations

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Post  MichaelS on Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:56 pm

Exciting material Peter. Good work! Did you do the grating? How many?
I grafted needle juniper on a San Jose a few years back but I'm continually getting dieback here and there. Very frustrating!!
If I had my time again it would have been Chinese juniper put on.

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Post  peter keane on Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:00 am

MichaelS wrote:Exciting material Peter. Good work! Did you do the grating? How many?
I grafted needle juniper on a San Jose a few years back but I'm continually getting dieback here and there. Very frustrating!!
If I had my time again it would have been Chinese juniper put on.

Yes, I have done the grafting on this. It's a san jose root stock. I have about ten or twelve graft points on it done in 2007 and 2008. I do quite a bit of grafting on juniper, pine, and deciduous. I don't know anything about needle juniper and how it behaves. maybe you can write to some of the american artists who have done apprenticeships in Japan?


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Post  peter keane on Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:03 am

Bleached.  when it's growing, I'll trim and wire.



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