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2 new San Jose junipers
« on: August 22, 2011, 03:50 PM »
My club had it's annual demo/workshop this past weekend.  We worked on San Jose junipers that came from Jim Doyle at Nature's Way in Harrisburg, PA.  I was the lucky winner of the raffle, and brought home the demo tree as well as a nice smaller tree form the workshop.  The first two pictures are of the demo tree, and the second two are of the workshop tree.  For more detail and pictures form the event, please visit http://mvbonsai.com/

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Re: 2 new San Jose junipers
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 07:45 PM »
Very nice.
 

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Re: 2 new San Jose junipers
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 07:12 AM »
Better then that. VERY, VERY NICE!  ;D
Especially the first tree - from the demo raffle. Much better than the photo shows. Will be a classy juni bonsai in due time.
Not to take away from the smaller workshop tree. He's a little cutie too.  8)
I know, I know - I'm partial to our 'home boy's' trees.
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Re: 2 new San Jose junipers
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 06:09 AM »
I should take that back. 'Little cutie' is NOT the way to describe this juniper.
Nothing little or cute here. This one will surely be a strong bold upright tree. Wait till Dave gets his carving tools to it. We will watch for it to develop and then expect to see it in shows someday.
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Re: 2 new San Jose junipers
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 12:11 AM »
Thanks Fellas,  I'm looking forward to their development.

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Re: 2 new San Jose junipers
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 07:15 AM »
Great trees.  I do however want to note that Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose' isn't a North American Juniper.  It was a cultivar selected here for the landscape trade, but is a Chinese juniper.  The slant one is very nice.
 

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Re: 2 new San Jose junipers
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 12:01 PM »
Owen, thanks for the clarification.  I had to pick a forum, and I felt this was the closest fit.  (If the mods want to move it to Shimpaku forum, feel free)

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Re: 2 new San Jose junipers
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 08:21 PM »
A few years ago a San Jose won best north American Bonsai for ABS, think it was one of Marty Schmalenburg's trees, their point "well it was a variety developed in the US". ;-]