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John Kirby

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Another Interesting RMJ
« on: September 01, 2009, 07:16 PM »
This is a Rocky Mountain Juniper I got from Oregon Bonsai in 2007 It has been cleaned up and a long piece of dead wood removed. Can you guess what was done next? I will post a new picture on Friday. Kong, any idears?

John
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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 07:17 PM »
Oops.  You missed.

<edit>Just so this makes sense, when I posted this, there was no picture</edit>
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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 07:18 PM »
Wayne, pic was way too big.....
 

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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 09:14 PM »
I love bonsai games! What am I doing here....I know nothing about rmj's?

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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2009, 01:01 AM »
Hi John,

Cool tree! Do you generally prefer to graft your RMJs or leave them with their natural foliage? Thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009, 11:22 AM »
I have tried to live with the foliage, which is very aggressive here in the warm midsouth, we are starting to graft. We will see how the whole grafting thing goes. Howard smith has decided to stick with natural foliage on his, his look good but man it is a lot of work. We will see what we will see. John
 

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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2009, 07:03 PM »
Howard smith has decided to stick with natural foliage on his, his look good but man it is a lot of work. We will see what we will see. John

Howard is lucky to have a wife as talented and into bonsai as Sylvia, and although they have their own separate trees, I assume he gets a little help sometimes. :D  I have been lucky enough to see their backyard display area twice now, and you're not kidding that their trees look good.  Those were the first "real" bonsai I saw in person and they were quite inspiring. 
 

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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2009, 08:42 PM »
This is a Rocky Mountain Juniper I got from Oregon Bonsai in 2007 It has been cleaned up and a long piece of dead wood removed. Can you guess what was done next? I will post a new picture on Friday. Kong, any idears?

John

Well....?
 

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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2009, 09:50 PM »
I just finished driving 700 miles to get home. I will photo in the A.M.
 

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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009, 09:43 AM »
Here it is finally, should be a shohin (8") or Kifu (12") sized tree. Will let it grow freely until spring repot, then decide whether or not to use native or grafted foliage.

Pictures front, front, back, corner

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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2009, 10:44 AM »
Nice job John.  While I might go with grafting, you got to love the color of that foliage.
 

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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2009, 11:08 AM »
This is the rmj from post #1 John?

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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2009, 01:19 PM »
Yes it is, the first picture was just bad.. Actually, it is a secret that Boon teaches, how to develop an interesting deadwood juniper from a pile of sticks.....

And yes, I did remove that much wood from the tree.
John
 

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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2009, 09:00 AM »
Here is a hint, the dead branch and the live branch coming towards you in the first photo are now the short jins (one has the thick wire wrapped around it). The branch going almost straight up on the left is now wrapped in raffia, wired and guy wired down, and the Jin on the right was shortened. Had to dig to find the base, and removed a lot of bark, diff and grit to find the nice little trunk. See it now?

John
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Re: Another Interesting RMJ
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2009, 10:48 AM »
A GPS couldn't get me out of this mess.....must be some kind of trick.

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« Last Edit: September 06, 2009, 11:02 AM by King Kong »