First bonsai styling

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First bonsai styling

Post  NemusStipes on Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:11 pm

Well, I went to a nursery a few minutes away from my house and stumbled upon this little magy guy ->





And I loved his trunk line (You'll see in finished pics)

So I begged my mom to let me get him (75% off sale, come on? Why not?)

And I got him for 4.50

Took him home and got to work and an hour later:

Front:



Back:



That's all I'm gonna do for now because near the end I got a bit snip-happy. Oops!
Not the best... but I am finally starting.
So here is my first bonsai styling! Tada! :DD

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Re: First bonsai styling

Post  Guest on Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:34 am

Congratulations on your first stlying! very brave! start with the basic triangular look for your bonsai. so the base of your tree, should be wider than the top and try to keep it that way until you learn more. cheers cheers cheers

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:48 am

Congratulations!!! You also selected branches to leave alternating ones. I'm glad you decided to stop pruning. Let it get throught the Winter and consider repotting in Spring with bonsai soil and a training pot. This little gem has great potential to look like an old tree. What kind of juniper is it?
Salut, Todd

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Post  NemusStipes on Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:37 pm

Thanks!!! :DD

To tell you the truth, I dunno what it is. There was no label of any kind. It was in the 75% off corner where nothing had labels. (I was actually wondering the same myself.)

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Re: First bonsai styling

Post  Kev Bailey on Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:12 pm

It's a Cryptomeria japonica or Japanese Cedar. Needs regular pinching through the season - next year. Quite a tricky species to do well, but they can make excellent bonsai.

Your pruning, thus far, is ideal for the species.

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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:43 pm

Yes as Kev says, it's cryptomeria. The bark is different from Junipers. This trunk is really promising.

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Re: First bonsai styling

Post  steve05412 on Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:38 pm

I havn't got any pics up yet of anything that I have tried to do ....yours looks good for your first time...congrats....well done.. Very Happy

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Post  NemusStipes on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:38 pm

Wow. Shocked

Looking back at the tree I almost can't believe that I hacked away without a plan...

Well, said tree survived the winter and I was bored so today I went out and drew a design. I want you opinion on it because it is a bit drastic. I aslo want to know if you believe that it is possible. (that I won't be cutting off too much foliage or what-not)


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Post  NemusStipes on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:08 pm

Could a mod move this to the questions section? It's more of a question now.

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