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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: cmswink on April 29, 2016, 08:24 PM

Title: Collected juniper
Post by: cmswink on April 29, 2016, 08:24 PM
This tree and another were set to be cut down this coming Sunday. I was able to dig one this afternoon and hope to be able to collect the other one tomorrow. Not having a large supply of potting medium or anywhere to aquire the right stuff in a days time I was able to purchase a few large bags of hydro clay pebbles. The tree pictured first had the majority of it's feeder roots towards the top of the trunk. I had to make a judgement call and for the top 1/3 layer of soil I used a mix of sphagum, peat, and perlite. All I had on hand. I am glad for this cooler and wet weather we are having in Northwestern Missouri right now.
Title: Re: Collected juniper
Post by: Indo Andreas on May 05, 2016, 06:50 AM
Very nice, wish in Indonesia these Junipers would be grown.
Title: Re: Collected juniper
Post by: cmswink on May 05, 2016, 11:49 PM
Thank you Indo Andreas. I was lucky to stumble upon this one. So far it seems to be doing good. I mist it at least 10 times a day. It gets great morning and afternoon sun and midday dappled shade
Title: Re: Collected juniper
Post by: Leo in NE Illinois on August 19, 2016, 12:47 PM
Nice old trunks, give them a couple years to establish before working them. You have lots of time to plan what you will do. I learned the hard way, the year they are collected, or repotted, don't do any foliage work. Give them 12 months to recover minimum. Don't work on them until you see vigorous new growth. In zone 5b you can not work junipers as hard and as often as you do in California. Our growing seasons are too short.