From bush to bonsai

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From bush to bonsai

Post  Bob Pressler on Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:53 pm

It's been awhile since I've posted so I thought I'd share some of my latest work and get some opinions.
I'm not 100% sure but I'm pretty sure the material is a Juniperus chinensis 'Pfitzeriana'.
This is what it looked like when I started.



Then after transplanting and rough pruning.


Several months later after , the first carving to get rid of the reverse taper and wiring.

So any thoughts. Its over potted now but I'll wait a couple of years before putting it in a shallow pot.
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Re: From bush to bonsai

Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:50 pm

I think you have a good start. Now its about pinching for foliage pads. Have fun!
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Re: From bush to bonsai

Post  Rob C on Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:03 pm

Hello Bob,.. I really like what you have done with this material. The tree has nice movement, good nebari and a realistic amount of carving. I even like the grow pot choice. I think, that if it were my tree, I might let it grow and then cut, rather than pinching the pads. However, I guess it would depend on the future health and vigor. I would allow the tree to become strong before I did a large amount of pinching, since pinching can really weaken a tree...just my opnion..

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Re: From bush to bonsai

Post  Bob Pressler on Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:35 am

Thanks. For now I think I'll leave it until at least next spring. Its already got some buds starting since this work 10 days ago.
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