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Species Specific => North American Juniper Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: akeppler on July 14, 2009, 11:59 PM

Title: Coming Soon!
Post by: akeppler on July 14, 2009, 11:59 PM
What will I do with this?





Details coming soon!
34 inches tall
8 inch trunk at the base.
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Post by: BarbaraM on July 15, 2009, 01:44 AM
What will I do with this?

I know I know!!!!

Give it to me ;D
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Post by: AlexV on July 15, 2009, 11:58 AM
Hi Al,

That view certainly gives it nice movement and taper.  And the branches look like they are ready to style themselves.  I wonder what the other possible fronts look like, some of these old california junipers have several stunning fronts and it can be a real challenge to pick the one you like best.  I'll be curious to see what you do with this tree.

Alex
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Post by: bonsaikc on July 15, 2009, 01:43 PM
Al,
Beautiful material! Can't wait to see what happens with it.

Chris
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Post by: MatsuBonsai on July 21, 2009, 07:18 PM
Al,

First and foremost, pull all the weeds.  :)  Then, a good wiring job to bring the branches/foliage in to frame the trunk?
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Post by: Dwight on July 22, 2009, 01:23 PM
Weeds ? Those are future accent plants !
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Post by: akeppler on July 22, 2009, 09:25 PM
Al,

First and foremost, pull all the weeds.  :)  Then, a good wiring job to bring the branches/foliage in to frame the trunk?

I was waitin for that. I know I had that comin too.  Hey weeds grow very well here. In fact they will grow that fast in about 5 days. Kidney stones cramped my style for a wekk on this one but I think this weekend I may hit it hard. Only supposed to be 109 Sat. Thats a cool down from last week!
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Post by: noissee on August 07, 2009, 11:33 AM
Al, I'm still holding my breath.   :-X

What are you doing with this tree?
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Post by: MatsuBonsai on August 19, 2009, 01:16 PM
Al,

Any update on this one?  I hope the weather (and stones) are treating you well.
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Post by: BarbaraM on August 20, 2009, 12:51 AM
Al is in zen mode these days.  He is taking a vacation from computers.  I'm not sure when he will plug in.
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Post by: Dwight on August 20, 2009, 02:55 PM
Hope he's not hiding cause the darn thing croaked
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Post by: bwaynef on November 06, 2009, 10:49 AM
So what'd you do?
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Post by: akeppler on November 08, 2009, 11:44 PM
Patience...I just bought the damn pot!


It's coming.....soon
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Post by: dorothy schmitz on November 09, 2009, 11:50 AM
Patience...I just bought the damn pot!
..

Sounds expensive.. ;D

-dorothy
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Post by: Jerry Norbury on November 10, 2009, 04:37 PM
Cash for clunkers...
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Post by: John Kirby on November 10, 2009, 07:31 PM
Sorry, no europeans required.
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Post by: akeppler on December 20, 2009, 10:23 PM
New pot...2 inches shallower and a rewire.

Good for now.
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Post by: Don Blackmond on December 21, 2009, 08:26 AM
nicely done Al.
I'd like to see the back.
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Post by: ChrisM on December 21, 2009, 12:28 PM
well done al, beautiful tree!!
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Post by: Dwight on April 26, 2010, 05:06 PM
Progress report please !!!!!!!
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Post by: akeppler on April 28, 2010, 02:17 AM
I removed the top and moved a couple branches. This is a big tree at 44 inches tall. The trunk at the base is almost six inches across.
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Post by: bwaynef on April 28, 2010, 09:50 AM
Al, I had to pull the last picture up beside this last one, but I notice a few differences.  It looks like you're training the growth rather than letting it grow out.  Is that the quicker than letting it grow, then chopping it back, lather, rinse, repeat?
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Post by: bwaynef on August 25, 2010, 09:58 AM
Just checking this thread for an update.  Have any?
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Post by: jtucker on July 31, 2011, 10:52 PM
Excellent find! I can't wait to see when the foliage grows in and fills out :-)
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Post by: bwaynef on February 11, 2014, 03:25 PM
How's this one doing now?