This juniper is definitely one material that could challenge someone’s creativity. I collected this juniper from a client’s yard last Spring. A branch from a larger juniper touched the ground and in time it rooted. This was that branch, and it had enough roots that last year it grew like it didn’t skip a beat. When I potted it last spring, I immediately potted in a bonsai pot with bonsai soil.
I felt confident of its health that last September I did some initial work. I sharied the trunk and did some light pruning.
Then this last winter I did some work on it againto get it closer to my vision for it. During that last work however, I realized that I can make two bonsais out this one tree. I will try to air layer the upper portion for a shohin tree. I intentionally left other branches on this tree until I’m sure the bends are okay.
I sketched the future bonsai I have in mind below.
By the way, for those who even cares about this stuff, I finally created a facebook page for my blog. WordPress somehow will not let me use my personal account to show as a link, I have to create a page or link a page (anyway too much for me to get into). I’m going to try growing that page organically, which means, I will do as little to promote it and see if people will eventually find it. For now though, maybe some of you can help me get started. I will continue to show progress on this tree in the future and show how close I can grow it like my sketch.