My 1st solo bonsai project ...

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My 1st solo bonsai project ...

Post  mike Bat on Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:33 am

this is the 1st bonsai tree i worked on my self ... i baught this juniper at a local nurserey ... it was a bush in a 1gal pot .. since then i believe its started to look like a bonsai ... here are some pics of the tree ... any advice or comments are welcome ...

this is the front view ( i think , so far ) ^^

another view
sorry if the pics suck ,, im not great at taking pics eighter LOL .... but i think this little tree could one day be a true bonsai ...

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Re: My 1st solo bonsai project ...

Post  Rob Addonizio on Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:17 am

Nice first tree Mike.

My advice would be to go use your first pic as the front. They say that some good bonsai can look like the human figure, taking on a definitive human pose. If that's the case, you might not have too far to go Wink

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Re: My 1st solo bonsai project ...

Post  Paul Landis on Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:22 am

Great start!! Definitely use the 1st photo as your front!!

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Re: My 1st solo bonsai project ...

Post  mike Bat on Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:49 am

hey thanks guys ... so far the 1st pic is the front ,, it seems the tree wants to invite the viewer in ... im thinking the apex needs some wireing in the near future ,, just to open the apex up a little ... and of coarse the pot it is in is just a training pot ... after that one i may get a nice brown clay pot ...

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Re: My 1st solo bonsai project ...

Post  Jaco Kriek on Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:26 am

Something like this maybe?


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Re: My 1st solo bonsai project ...

Post  JimLewis on Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:56 pm

I dunno. I think I'd rather see the branches and not cut them off. And I'd NEVER make such a pointy top!

The first pic seems like a good staring place, and just work on defining the branching and the needles.

Good job.

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Re: My 1st solo bonsai project ...

Post  bisjoe on Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:17 pm

You have done well! I agree with more definition rather than cutting off branches, but also might consider jin for that branch on the upper right.

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Post  jersanct on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:35 am

Very nice work. I cast a second vote for jinning that branch on the right. Thanks for sharing your tree.

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